Pork Fried Rice

Earlier this week, I made a teriyaki-marinated pork tenderloin for dinner. It had been marinating all day and I put it in the oven shortly before dinner. For whatever reason, maybe because I put it in too late or because I didn’t have the oven turned up high enough, the pork wasn’t ready when the kids and I were sitting down to eat dinner.

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I’ve been making fried rice for years but it wasn’t until recently that I’ve finally got the method and recipe down so that it tastes just like Chinese take-out. You could easily replace the pork with chicken, shrimp, ham or just leave it out all together. Also, this is just a basic, simple recipe. Feel free to add more veggies or whatever else you’d like.

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Pork Fried Rice

  • 3 T. oil
  • 4 c. cold, cooked rice
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 1/2 c. cubed pork (or other options)
  • 1/2 c. sliced green onions
  • 1/4 c. soy sauce

1. In a large skillet or wok, heat oil over medium heat. Add the rice and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

2. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs with the salt and pepper. Create a well in the center of the skillet. Pour the eggs and scramble, within the well, until done. Then, stir the scrambled eggs into the rice.

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3. Add the pork and green onions. Cook another 5 minutes. Stir in the soy sauce until combined.

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12 thoughts on “Pork Fried Rice

  1. I love fried rice, and I’ve got some pork t-loin in the freezer. I’ll be trying this recipe soon. Thanks!
    PS…I’ve had the same problem with pork t-loin! My trick is to slice it and either finish it off in a pan or in the microwave for just a few minutes. You could probably do it in the oven, too. The slices expose more surface area to the heat, which makes it cook faster. Just an idea!

  2. Looks good! I actually had it on my To Do list today to search for a good and simple recipe for the fried rice I plan to make tomorrow as a side dish for some orange chicken. Thanks for making it easy on me!

  3. I love fried rice! In fact, I was just craving chinese food yesterday, but ended up eating uninspiring leftovers. Now I’m re-inspired! Bring on the chopsticks!

  4. Fried rice is a delicious dish. I love your recipe and instructions. I always keep meat in the freezer that I first cooked in the crockpot and then bagged up for later use. This is a perfect recipe for my precooked pork! Thanks so much.

  5. I just made this for dinner and it was great. I will use this recipe again and again. Thanks for sharing!

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