This flavorful, quick pork fried rice can be made in under 20 minutes and is a versatile dinner recipe that uses what you have on hand!
Are you ready for a quick dinner recipe? This is it! I prepped and cooked this pork fried rice in under 20 minutes. I did use one of my favorite cooking shortcuts, which is steam-in-the-bag frozen rice. I love having perfectly cooked rice in three minutes! Several of you have emailed me or commented on past recipes letting me know that I could cook and freeze my own rice instead of buying the steamable bags. I absolutely love your feedback and ideas, but you know what’s even easier than freezing my own rice? Buying frozen rice! More power to you if you like to do it yourself though. I’m impressed.
You could also use leftover rice for this meal. In fact, this fried rice is a “whatever you have on hand” kind of recipe. Remember when I showed you those Bacon-Wrapped Pork Bites on Wednesday? You may have noticed in the video that I only used about of the third of the pork loin. Since we weren’t actually having a party, I didn’t want to make a full batch because I would have eaten too many of them!
Since I had almost a pound of pork left and some teriyaki sauce that I had contaminated with raw meat, I mixed those two together and stuck them in the fridge for the next day’s dinner. You could just as easily make it chicken, beef, or shrimp. I also had a red onion, baby carrots, and broccoli rabe in the fridge, so those were my chosen veggies. You could substitute broccoli, bok choy, snap peas, or whatever you like!
Do you like the way I just snuck in that I used broccoli rabe like that is a perfectly normal ingredient that people cook with? If you have never used or even heard of it, I was right there with you. Remember I told you about signing up for that local produce delivery? Well, that’s what they brought, so that’s what I used. If you choose to use something like bok choy instead (which is my usual choice), cut the stems and add those to the pan with the onions, and add the leafy green parts with the rice as instructed in the recipe.
Here are some other quick and easy Asian dinner recipes you can try: