Pro tip: There are SO many ingredients that taste great in fried rice. Case in point? This ring bologna and sweet corn fried rice, a hearty and delicious combination made with inexpensive ingredients.

Ring bologna & sweet corn fried rice: A delicious, hearty fried rice recipe.

This fried rice came together on a whim, while inventorying my fridge and freezer. I had: 

  • A packet of frozen brown rice from Trader Joe’s
  • A half package of ring bologna
  • 2 ears of sweet corn

These ingredients screamed fried rice – and I happened to have everything else I needed to create the dish.

Ingredients to make ring bologna and sweet corn fried rice: Click through for recipe!

About The Recipe: Ring Bologna And Sweet Corn Fried Rice

The meat: I like adding meat to fried rice, and this ring bologna turned out to be a delicious choice. If you don’t have ring bologna on hand, you can substitute chicken sausage, kielbasa or another type of pre-cooked sausage. Ring bologna is a budget-friendly option. I used half of a package that cost $3.98.

About the rice: I always make fried rice using packets of frozen rice from Trader Joe’s. Using cold or frozen rice (as opposed to warm rice) makes all the difference when making fried rice. The rice gets crispy and not mushy. Leftover chilled rice will also work well.

Quick dinner recipe: This recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make. If you’re really efficient in the kitchen, you can probably have dinner on the table in 20 minutes!

How to make fried rice with ring bologna and sweet corn. Click through for detailed recipe!

More Ring Bologna Recipes

Ring bologna is an inexpensive meat that can be prepared in a lot of different ways. Since it’s precooked, it is ready to be added to all sorts of recipes. You’ll just need to heat it up.

Ring bologna can be heated in a frying pan, air fryer, oven or even microwave. 

It can even be grilled, kebab style: Grilled vegetable and ring bologna kebabs

Or it can be cut up and added to a casserole: Ring bologna hotdish (my favorite dish growing up!)

What else can you do with ring bologna? 

  • Cut it up and add to scrambled eggs
  • Roast it with Brussels sprouts for a hearty side dish
  • Combine with pasta and creamed corn to make the best hotdish ever
  • Cut into coins and use as a pizza topping
  • Fry it up and add a pinch of brown sugar at the end to caramelize
  • Fry pieces of ring bologna and make into a sandwich – like a BLT but with ring bologna instead of bacon

Fried rice with ring bologna and sweet corn: Cheap and easy to make. Click through for recipe!

More Fried Rice Recipes

Fried rice is a great dish to make if you’re on a strict food budget. With a base of rice and lots of different options for add-ins, you can make fried rice with ingredients you have on hand in your fridge and freezer. Here are a few options to inspire you:

Korean BBQ fried rice

Bacon fried rice

Kitchen sink fried rice (with EVERYTHING in it!)

Ring bologna & sweet corn fried rice: A delicious, hearty fried rice recipe.

Ring Bologna And Sweet Corn Fried Rice

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This is a great recipe to use up leftover rice or ring bologna or sweet corn. Clean out your fridge or freezer!


  • Cooking oil
  • 3 cups cooked cold or frozen rice (I used frozen rice packets from Trader Joe's)
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh sweet corn
  • 7 ounces (1/2 packet) ring bologna, cut in small chunks
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, for topping


  1. Heat a tablespoon or so of oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion, and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions begin to soften. Next, add the sweet corn, and cook for 2 to 3 more minutes. Finally, add the ring bologna and cook for 2 more minutes, until meat begins to brown.
  2. Remove these ingredients from the pan and set aside on a plate. Clean out the pan, and heat another tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Add cold or frozen rice, and cook, stirring, for about 5 minutes, until rice browns.
  3. Move some of the rice aside, add a drizzle of oil, and add the egg to the pan. Stir to scramble the egg, and then mix it in with the rice mixture.
  4. Add the ring bologna mixture to the rice. Stir in soy sauce, garlic powder and salt. Add more of any spice, if desired. Top with chopped parsley and serve.

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