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Looking for a scrumptious yet simple lunch box idea that’s sure to be a hit with children? Say hello to our Rice Cooker Hack: Easy Sausage, Potato, Mushroom Fried Rice! This delightful dish requires just a handful of necessary ingredients and can be whipped up in a breeze, making it a lifesaver for busy parents and anyone craving a tasty meal with zero prep time. With no grease and no fuss, all you need is one handy dandy rice cooker to create this.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of rice
  • 4 sausages, sliced
  • 1 medium-sized potato, cubed
  • 1/2 cup of corn
  • 1 small carrot, diced
  • 1/2 cup of peas
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • Adequate amount of water (usually 4 cups for 2 cups of rice)

Step By Step

  1. In a non-stick pan, fry the sliced sausages until they turn brown.
  2. Add the cubed potato, corn, diced carrot, and peas to the pan. Cook until the vegetables are slightly tender.
  3. Wash the rice thoroughly and place it in the rice cooker.
  4. Add the fried sausages and vegetables over the rice in the rice cooker.
  5. Pour in the light soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sesame oil.
  6. Sprinkle the white pepper over the ingredients.
  7. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly with the uncooked rice in the rice cooker.
  8. Add an adequate amount of water (usually 4 cups for 2 cups of rice) to the rice cooker.
  9. Cook the fried rice in the rice cooker following the normal rice cooking process.

This family-friendly recipe serves 4 people and is appropriate for children aged 12 months and above. For a reduced sodium content, consider using coconut aminos as a substitute for light soy sauce. Enjoy a delicious and wholesome meal together!

Type of Sausage

In this recipe, I used -腊肠 or ‘lap cheong’! If you’re not familiar, lap cheong is a type of Chinese sausage that adds a unique twist to our dish. It’s got an interesting history, dating back to ancient times when it was used to preserve pork during winter.

The process of making ‘lap cheong’ involves mixing ground pork with tasty seasonings like soy sauce, rice wine, and a touch of sugar. Then it’s stuffed into sausage casings to create those flavorful links we love.

What makes l’ap cheong’ different from regular sausages is its incredible taste. It’s got this sweet, smoky, and slightly spiced flavor that adds a real punch to the dish.

But here’s the thing – if you don’t have ‘lap cheong’ handy, no worries! Feel free to use any sausage you like or have in your kitchen. It will still taste as delicious!

How to pair?

Check out how I serve Little B’s lunch! Keep in mind that Little B is now 2 years old and has excellent chewing abilities. However, if your little one is still learning to eat solids and you’re trying Baby-Led Weaning (BLW), make sure to cut the grapes into small, safe pieces (e.g. quarters) to prevent choking hazards.

Menu: Sausage Potato Mushroom and tri-coloured veggie fried rice with a side of Muscat Grapes and Seaweed Egg Soup

Soup as a Side

In Asian households, soup is like a must-have, especially when the main dish is on the drier side, you know, not all saucy and stew-like. That’s when soup comes to the rescue and completes the whole meal experience! There’s just something so comforting about coming home to a lovingly prepared, warm bowl of soup after a long, tiring day. It’s like a hug for your tummy! So, if you’re up for trying some new soup ideas, I’ve got a few delicious ones you might want to give a shot!

Keep the Leftovers

Alright, let’s talk about how to handle those yummy leftovers of the Rice Cooker Sausage Potato Mushroom Tri-Coloured Veggie Fried Rice! First things first, after everyone’s had their fill, let the leftover fried rice cool down to room temperature. It’s essential not to leave it out for too long, ideally within two hours, to avoid any potential bacterial growth. Once it’s cooled, grab some airtight containers and transfer the rice in there. If you have a large batch, consider dividing it into smaller portions, so it cools down faster and you can reheat only what you need later.

Now, it’s time for the refrigerator! Pop those containers into the fridge promptly. The refrigerator will help slow down the growth of any bacteria and keep your fried rice safe to eat. Typically, you can enjoy those leftovers for around 3 to 4 days while keeping the taste and quality intact.

But wait, there’s more! If you realize you won’t be able to finish the leftovers within that time frame, no worries. You can opt for the freezer route! Freezing some portions of the fried rice is a great way to extend its shelf life. Before freezing, make sure to label the containers with the date to keep track of how long they’ve been stored. Generally, frozen fried rice can last for about 1 to 2 months.

Now, here’s the golden rule for reheating: Make sure to heat the rice thoroughly until it’s steaming hot before digging in. This is crucial as it helps kill any potential bacteria that might have developed during storage.

So there you have it! With these storage guidelines, you can savor the deliciousness of the Rice Cooker Sausage Potato Mushroom Tri-Coloured Veggie Fried Rice for longer, all while ensuring its safety and yumminess. Happy eating!

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