Quick Pork Fried Rice

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January 30, 2023
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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!

This quick and flavorful pork fried rice can be made in under 20 minutes and is a versatile dinner recipe that uses what you have on hand!
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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.

This quick and flavorful pork fried rice can be made in under 20 minutes and is a versatile dinner recipe that uses what you have on hand!

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!

This quick and flavorful pork fried rice can be made in under 20 minutes and is a versatile dinner recipe that uses what you have on hand!

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.

This quick and flavorful pork fried rice can be made in under 20 minutes and is a versatile dinner recipe that uses what you have on hand!

Let me know how you make your version, or post a pic on my Facebook page! You can also tag me on Instagram with @wearychef. I would love to see what you are cooking!

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This quick and flavorful pork fried rice can be made in under 20 minutes and is a versatile dinner recipe that uses what you have on hand!

Quick Pork Fried Rice

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This quick and flavorful fried rice recipe can be made in under 20 minutes and is a versatile dinner that uses what you have on hand!

  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x

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Instructions

  1. Stir pork and teriyaki sauce together, and allow to marinade for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours. (If you don’t have time to marinate, you can still make the recipe. The meat just won’t be as flavorful.)
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add meat with sauce, onion, and carrots. Stir fry until meat is cooked through, 8-10 minutes.
  3. Stir in rice, greens, and soy sauce. Cook and stir until greens are wilted. Push rice mixture over to one side of the pan.
  4. Spray the exposed part of the pan with cooking spray, and add two eggs there. Scramble eggs with your spatula while they cook. When eggs are fully cooked, stir into rice. Turn off heat and serve with Sriracha if desired.

 

Notes

If you would like to make your own teriyaki sauce, I recommend this recipe.

  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Passive Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 15

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Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.

24 comments

Kelley Clemente
7 years ago

Thank you so much for this recipe. My family devoured it! This was so easy too. A new favorite in our house.
P.S. I made the homemade teriyaki sauce, delicious!

Sherryn Frigon
8 years ago

What is the red stuff in the fried rice? lOOKS LIKE TOMATOES BUT i HAVE NEVER HEARD OF TOMATOES IN FRIED RICE.

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Hi, Sherryn. That is sriracha drizzled on top (and it’s optional). :)

Sherryn Frigon
8 years ago

Thank you! That make sense to me now. Good recipe.

Ronald
9 years ago

Long way down to the recipe. Cramped hand on an old man. Too much windjammin

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Oh, I’m sorry if I was too chatty on this one, Ronald! I have some recipes where I put a link to skip right to the recipe at the top. Maybe I’ll start doing that more often and add it to this one. Thanks for your feedback. Happy Holidays!

Chrissie (thebusybaker.ca)
9 years ago

I love the look of this recipe! I’m always looking for quick and easy meal ideas for my family and I know they would love this!! Adding it to my meal plan. Thanks!!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thank you so much, Chrissie! I hope you enjoy it!

Maris (In Good Taste)
9 years ago

I sure love the “whatever you have on hand” recipe concept. I live alone and waste so much food because I have half the amount of something I need for a recipe and I end up experimenting a lot!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Experimenting often makes for the best meals, don’t you think?? Plus it saves trips to the store :)

Cyndi _ My Kitchen Craze
9 years ago

I’m wishing I could have a large bowl of this rice right now!! This is a winner and needs to be on my dinner table asap!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thank you so much, Cyndi!!

Megan {Country Cleaver}
9 years ago

Fried rice is always a favorite of mine for take out, but I’ve never made it at home! That has to change!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

I bet you would make some amazing fried rice, Megan!

Michelle @ Blackberry Babe
9 years ago

My family is never as happy as when I tell them I’m planning to make fried rice. So simple but they just love it. I need to try this version with pork! :)

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Pork makes great Asian food, and I liked the flavor of the teriyaki sauce in this one. Thanks, Michelle!

Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector)
9 years ago

My kids love fried rice so much, and so do I! I need to try this one!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Hope you like, Jaren. Thank you!

Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy
9 years ago

We are HUGE fried rice fans! This looks so yummy, Andi!! Pinned!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thanks, my friend!

Kristyn
9 years ago

This looks delicious and so simple! I’ll definitely have to try this out!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thanks so much, Kristyn!

tanya
9 years ago

What? Frozen rice? I love how simple this meal is and using left over pork is so smart!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

I LOVE frozen rice!! It’s one of my favorite shortcuts :) Thank you, Tanya!

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