This easy Pork Fried Rice recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. Keep it simple with just peas and carrots or add whatever veggies you have on hand!
With the arrival of fall and the new school year, comes the return to a more scheduled life with regular bedtimes and regular meals. It’s always hard to say goodbye to vacation but there are wonderful things ahead to look forward to!
This pork fried rice is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner because it comes together in minutes.
Where is the pork fried rice recipe? In this post, I will share step-by-step instructions with photos for how to make the rice, as well as answering FAQs about the recipe and sharing a short video showing the recipe in motion. But you can go directly to the recipe by scrolling down to the bottom of the post.
How To Make Pork Fried Rice
Start by heating oil in a saute pan and cooking the minced carrots until they are tender. Then add the minced garlic and ginger and cook for about one minute.
Once the carrots, garlic, and ginger is tender, add more olive oil as well as the soy sauce and sesame oil and stir to combine.
What kind of rice should I use?
Any rice will work to make pork fried rice from basmati to jasmine and brown rice to cauliflower rice. I love the convenience of the pre-cooked packets of rice that you can heat in the microwave for those really busy days!
If you prefer cooking your rice, I suggest making an extra batch or two and freezing the extras to use when you need it.
Stir fry for a couple of minutes the rice before adding the shredded pork, peas, and green onions. Continue to cook and stir until hot.
Finally, make a hole in the center of the rice and scramble the eggs. Once they are cooked, stir them into the pork fried rice.
Pork Fried Rice Recipe FAQs
1. What else can I add to the rice? You can add other veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, and snow peas to make the meal stretch further and to increase the nutrition.
2. Do I have to use pork? No, you could use anything from sliced sausages to cooked chicken instead of the shredded pork.
3. Are the reheated leftovers good? Yes, they sure are! Store the leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge for 2-3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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Pork Fried Rice
- Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the minced carrots and cook until tender.
- Add the minced garlic and ginger. Stir fry for one minute.
- Stir in the remaining olive oil as well as the soy sauce and sesame seed oil.
- Add the cooked rice and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
- Next, add the cooked pork, thawed peas, and sliced green onions. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
- Make a well in the center of the pork fried rice and pour in the beaten eggs. Scramble the eggs and then combine with the fried rice.