Breakfast Fried Rice

Just because it’s called Breakfast Fried Rice doesn’t mean you can’t eat it any time of day! Although, this recipe does make for a crazy delicious weekend brunch item. I’ve partnered with The Feedfeed and Think Rice for another tasty rice inspired dish.

This post is sponsored by The Feedfeed and USA Rice, but all opinions are my own.

I used U.S. grown long grain white rice for this recipe. According to Think Rice, long grain rice has a long, slender kernel, three to four times longer than its width. Kernels are 6-8mm long. Due to its starch composition, cooked grains are lighter, fluffier, and more separated than their medium or short grain counterparts. For a stickier end result, add more water when cooking, and for a fluffier result, add less! Learn more about this rice varietal and so much more here.

What’s all in it?

This breakfast fried rice starts with ground pork sausage, and garlic and onions. I like to brown the sausage until the edges get those little crispy bits. Next, add the cooked U.S. grown long grain white rice, sesame oil, soy sauce, and peas. If you cook this long enough and on medium-high heat, some of the rice will also get crispy edges, yum! Finish it off with scrambled eggs, scallions, toasted sesame seeds, and red pepper flakes for heat!

Did I mention yum yum sauce? You know, the tangy, slightly sweet aioli-like condiment that is served at most hibachi restaurants? It’s so so good, do not miss that step! Ok you can buy it at the grocery store too, but its so easy to make and I didn’t even need to buy any new ingredients to make it.

We enjoyed leftovers of this dish for a couple days, just add a touch of water when re-heating and it’s just as delicious! A couple variation ideas: thick-cut pork belly instead of breakfast sausage, and an over-easy or fried egg to top it off!

Hope you love it as much as we do! Enjoy!

Give these other rice inspired recipes a try:

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

Brown Rice Chorizo Breakfast Burritos

Cheesy Chicken Wild Rice Casserole

Thank you to The Feedfeed and Think Rice for sponsoring this recipe!

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Breakfast Fried Rice

Delicious in the morning, noon, or night!

Course Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Laura Doerr


  • 12 oz ground pork breakfast sausage
  • 1/2 small red onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 cups curly leaf kale stems removed and chopped
  • 3 cup U.S. grown long grain white rice cooked
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup peas fresh or frozen
  • 4 eggs scrambled
  • 3 scallions sliced, divided
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes optional for heat
  • Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Toasted sesame seeds for garnish

For the yum yum sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sriracha adjust for spice level


  1. Add pork sausage, red onions, and garlic to a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Cook until pork is browned, breaking up with a wooden spoon, about 7-8 minutes. If the pork fat does not provide enough moisture add a drizzle of oil. Stir in sesame oil and kale. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until the kale is wilted.

  2. Stir in cooked U.S. grown long grain white rice and soy sauce, with your heat still at medium-high, cook for about 5 minutes. Some of the sausage and rice will begin to get crispy edges. Stir in peas, scrambled eggs, and half of the sliced scallions. Stir in red pepper flakes if desired for spice, and fresh cracked black pepper. If soy sauce does not provide desired level of sodium, add salt to taste.

  3. Divide breakfast fried rice into serving bowls and garnish with toasted sesame seeds, remaining scallions, and a drizzle of yum yum sauce.

For the yum yum sauce

  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together all yum yum sauce ingredients until well combined.

Recipe Notes

You could sub out the pork sausage for thick pork belly or bacon. If you’re a runny yolk person, an over easy fried egg would be awesome on top too.

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