Growing up fried rice is clean out your refrigerator time at my house. You put into whatever meat, seafood, vegetables (no squashes, lettuces or chocolates) and leftovers are in the frig. Hence, I never liked fried rice. However, I do not have much left over in the house anymore. I love sushi rice (or the medium grain, starchy rice used to make sushi) and it makes a rich and chewy fried rice. My kids love Chinese Sausage - you can purchase these in most Asian markets.