Repeat after me: Never use fresh rice to make fried rice.
My rice has about a 5-day life span.
1st day = Fluffy
2nd day = Fluffy
3rd day = Slightly fluffy
4rd day = Medium firm with parts of the bottom getting hard (Best time for fried rice)
5th day = Eat at the risk of chipping a tooth
Fried rice is not only delicious, but it can also stand on its own as a full meal when protein is added. This makes it easy for me to feed everyone on days when I feel reluctant to cook.
1 cup Hawaiian Portuguese sausage or spam, cut into small cubes
1/2 cup frozen peas, defrosted
2 cups of cooked rice (at least 2 days old)
2 eggs, beaten
1 TB soy sauce
1 Green onion, thinly sliced
1) Add oil to a pan (less oil if using Portuguese sausage). Turn to medium high heat. Add the sausage or spam and cook in the oil until slightly browned. Add in the peas and stir for a minute until heated through.
2) Add the rice. Use a chop-stir tool to break apart the rice. Stir the pot until all the ingredients are combined and then let it sit for about a minute.
3) Stir in the beaten eggs so all the rice is coated with egg. Stir the rice until the egg is cooked. Add the soy sauce and taste test. Add salt as needed.
Sprinkle with green onions and serve!