Tomato Fried Rice with Sausage

Tomato Fried Rice with Sausage |

Tomato fried rice with sausage has a rich tomato base that is slightly sweet and goes great with the sausage and rice. The first thing to do – slice the sunny egg so the yolk mingles with the appetizing sweet-sour rice. A taste of happiness!

Have you ever served fried rice for breakfast or brunch? If you think it’s a bit strange to serve rice for breakfast, I’d like to introduce this dish to you.

This fried rice recipe contains almost every breakfast item I love – a sunny-side-up egg, sausage, tomato, and beans! By the way, if you’re feeling fancy, you can add a slice of cheese to the just out-of-the-wok rice, and then place the egg on top of the cheese. The cheese will melt into the rice and make the dish even more heavenly!


Tomato Fried Rice with Sausage |

If you’ve never tried fried rice with tomato before, give this one a shot and you’ll immediately add this dish to your breakfast, lunch, and dinner repertoire. Rice is one of the most important ingredients in Chinese cooking, and people eat it at any time of the day. Fried rice is one of the most convenient ways to cook a one-dish meal. Not only can you use the leftovers from your fridge, but you can also add carbs, veggies, protein, and plenty of flavor to a meal in under 30 minutes. Isn’t it perfect?

Chinese restaurants will normally use ketchup to cook this one, but I wanted to make it a bit healthier and richer in taste. So I used tomato to make a thick paste, like for a tomato pizza sauce, and then I added a bit of ketchup and sugar to further enhance the flavor. I normally use tomato paste at this step, but I just run out of it that day and used ketchup instead.

Tomato Fried Rice with Sausage |

A few quick tips

  • The key to this recipe is to cook the sauce long enough, so the water will be mostly evaporated. Otherwise the fried rice will turn to a soggy mush.
  • The skin of the tomato is removed to achieve a better mouthfeel, but you can skip this step to save time.
  • I added a handful of fresh broad beans to add color and nutrition, but do feel free to replace it with peas, cubed cucumber, or corn, or even eliminate if you don’t have any of these in your kitchen.
  • You can replace the sausage with leftover roast chicken or beef. Instead of cooking the sausage and beans separately, you can skip step 2, quickly blanch the beans, then add the meat and beans after adding the rice.

Tomato Fried Rice with Sausage |


Tomato Fried Rice with Sausage

  • Author: Maggie Zhu
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 2
  • Category: Brunch, Main
  • Cuisine: Chinese


  • 1 medium-sized tomato
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped sausage
  • 1/2 cup fresh broad beans (or peas)
  • 3 tablespoons scallion (or green onion)
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup (or tomato paste)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or to taste
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • (optional) 2 eggs


  1. Use a knife to gently score a cross pattern into the bottom of the tomato. Bring a small pot of water to a boil and add the tomato. When the skin of the tomato starts to roll, immediately transfer it to a cutting board. Let it cool down a bit until can be handled. Peel the skin and discard it. Chop tomato into bite sized pieces.
    Tomato Fried Rice with Sausage Cooking Process | Tomato Fried Rice with Sausage Cooking Process |
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a nonstick skillet over medium high heat until warm. Add sausage and broad beans (or peas). Stir and cook until cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
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  3. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil into the same skillet. Add scallion (or green onion) and stir a few times until fragrant. Add tomato. Stir and chop tomato until it becomes a paste. Add ketchup (or tomato paste). Keep stirring and cooking until the water is mostly evaporated and the paste becomes very thick.
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  4. Turn to low heat. Add sugar to adjust the seasoning (you will need double or triple the sugar if using tomato paste), until the paste tastes slightly sweet and isn’t too sour.
  5. Add the rice and turn back to medium high heat. Chop and stir until the rice is evenly coated with tomato paste. Add back sausage and broad beans and stir to mix well. Turn to medium heat. Sprinkle salt and stir to mix well. Turn to lowest heat and taste the rice (be careful – it’s hot). Add more salt and sugar to adjust seasoning, if necessary. Transfer to a serving plate.
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  6. (Optional) Cook 2 eggs sunny side up (or to the preferred doneness) and place on top of the rice.
  7. Serve warm as a main or snack.

The nutrition facts are calculated based on 1 of the 2 servings generated from this recipe.

Tomato Fried Rice with Sausage Nutrition Facts |

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Meet Maggie

Hi I'm Maggie Zhu! Welcome to my site about modern Chinese cooking - including street food, family recipes, and restaurant dishes. I take a less labor-intensive approach while maintaining the taste and look of the dish. I am originally from Beijing, and now cook from my Austin, Texas kitchen.

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13 thoughts on “Tomato Fried Rice with Sausage

  1. Bam's Kitchen

    Hello Maggie, Love this fun twist on fried rice with the tomato. Actually we eat loads of fried rice here at home and yes for breakfast as well. Fried rice is my go to recipe when we are on clean on the refrigerator day with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Have a super day! Sharing all over, of course!

  2. cheri

    Found your website through Robyn’s, great recipe, I usually make something like this when cleaning out the fridge, love that you added sausage and egg.

  3. Shannon Porter

    This is very similar to the way that we cook in the Southeastern part of the USA. Comfort food! Trying this version out tonight!

    1. Maggie Post author

      Glad you like this Shannon! Yep, this is definitely a comfort food for me and I can eat it anytime during the day. Happy cooking and let me know how it goes 🙂

      1. Shannon Porter

        It was awesome! My kids devoured it! I had to make another batch that night! LOL! I am making it again tonight with bbq. It is now my “go-to”. You are a fantastic chef! Thank you for sharing your awesome recipes!

      2. Maggie Post author

        Really glad you like this one Shannon! I think its flavor goes well with bbq too. Thanks for commenting and hope you have a great week 🙂