Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Asian Cabbage and Kielbasa Fried Rice

Fried rice is a great way to use up leftover rice. Actually, I will cook rice the day before and put it into the fridge if I plan on making fried rice because it works much better than fresh hot rice when you go to "fry" it. I was rushing to make dinner so with leftover rice in hand,  a one-pot fried rice sounded perfect.  I looked in my fridge and it was "slim pickings" since I have not gone to my favorite Asian market to stock up on produce. I saw the cabbage and a package of kielbasa.  Why not? I really love the combination of cabbage and kielbasa.  I recently curried the combination with great success in my Cabbage and Kielbasa Curry.  So why not  make a fusion Asian  fried rice with these two easy ingredients.  Well sometimes necessity is the mother on invention because this fried rice was delicious. My  husband (who is trying not to eat 2nds) had to come back and get another helping because he loved all the vegetables and brown rice. I guess he liked it as much as I did. :)

Ingredients:
1lb of kielbasa (beef, chicken, turkey) sliced
5-6 cups of cooked (cooled) rice.  I used brown rice
1/2 head of cabbage sliced (about 2-3 cups)
1 bunch of scallions sliced
2 carrots peeled and sliced
2-3 cloves of garlic grated
1Tbs of grated ginger
2-3 tsp of soy sauce (or to taste)
red chili flakes to taste
1 tsp of  toasted sesame oil to taste
toasted black or white sesame seeds (optional)

 Directions:
Heat a large pan or wok on high heat. Add the sliced kielbasa and saute for a few minutes.  I did not add any oil into my nonstick pan. I just used the scant amount of oil the kielbasa rendered out. Then add the sliced cabbage and continue to saute for another 2-3 minutes.

Next add the carrots, scallions, red chilies flakes, ginger and garlic.  Saute for another 2-3 minutes.  Then add the soy sauce and the sesame oil.  Cook for 2-3 more minutes. Add the cooked rice and stir fry for 3-4 minutes until everything is well heated and mixed. Serve hot. Sprinkle sesame seeds. Enjoy.



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21 comments:

  1. Super flavourful fried rice,i dont mind have rite now.

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  2. It does look amazing. I don't blame your husband for going back for seconds. I never even think of making fried rice with leftovers and I should. You rock, you know. Absolutely and truly so.

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  3. This rice looks delicious! Can't wait to try it out!

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  4. wow...looks really delicious!!!!! I was thinking what to stuff my hubby's lunch box with :) This looks perfect & yum!!!! It would be really tasty with hot sauce!!!!

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  5. Mmm, this looks like such an interesting mixture of flavors, I'd love to try it! Cabbage is always a plus with me :)

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  6. Looking good my dear. I love left over rice and and fried rice is perfect. I like the sesame seed addition I never think to add those. I will have to remember that. Have a great day.

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  7. I love fried rice. This has some different ingredients I don't normally think of with it. Sounds delicious@

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  8. I like fried rice very much usually when we go to hibachi I ask for double fried rice so I can have leftovers!

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  9. What a beautiful recipe - fried rice is one of my favourite dishes ever :D
    Great recipe my friend!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  10. oh goodness gracious..wat an inviting dish
    Tasty Appetite

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  11. A lovely, hearty meal. Kielbasa rice sounds nice.

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  12. I absolutely love fried rice of any kind. Once again I love your fusion style of cooking, and the pictures are fabulous.

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  13. As usual that looks positively delicious. I love your recipes. :-)

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  14. I love fried rice. You cal literally add anything to the dish and still have it be fried rice. Great way to clean out the fridge. I have never done the rice before hand though and think it is a great idea.

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  15. Mmm, kielbasa! Great use of it in this fried rice dish, everything looks so fresh and delish. Have a lovely day Ramona <3

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  16. This looks too good! Just showed this to my daughter and she asked if I was making it today. I see a trip to the grocery store in my travels today. Thank you for sharing the Versatile Blogger Award with me, you are very kind and I appreciate your support.

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  17. You always have such great ideas! I would never think about using Kielbasa with fried rice! This looks fab!

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  18. YUM! I love fried rice it really does lend itself to adding anything to it. This sounds really good. :)

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  19. Can you please send me over a plate of this right now? ;.)))

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  20. You sound like me at dinner time...what can I throw together from the fridge??? This looks great! You would never know this is a meal of left-overs!

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