Italian Fried Rice

Serves: 6

"Leftover rice is cooked up with sweet Italian chicken sausage, veggies, and a splash of wine to create a simple family favorite. The Italian style rice is a fun take on your traditional simple dinner."


2 links of al fresco Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage

1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced

1/2 of a medium zucchini, diced

1/4 cup onion, diced

2-4 tablespoons of olive oil

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1/2 cup red wine (or chicken stock)

Salt and pepper to taste

2-3 cups of cooked, cooled rice

2 tablespoons of chopped Italian parsley

1/2 cup of mini fresh mozzarella balls

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


  • 1Over medium high heat, heat a skillet. Add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and the chopped al fresco chicken sausage. Cook about 2-3 minutes to crisp up.
  • 2Add the pepper, zucchini, and onion. Cook another 2-3 minutes or until the onion is translucent.
  • 3Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds to a minute or until fragrant.
  • 4Deglaze with the red wine (or chicken stock), cooking 3 minutes until cooked down a bit. Lower the heat if necessary.
  • 5Add in the rice. Toss until full incorporated and heated through. Remove from heat and stir in the parsley and parmesan. Taste and season.
  • 6Before serving, stir in the mini mozzarella balls.