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Pork Fried Rice is a easy way to turn leftover rice into a complete meal. It is delicious, filling and easy to make with simple ingredients.

Pork Fried Rice in a skillet
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The Best Pork Fried Rice Recipe:

Fried Rice is one of our favorite meals to make. It is an easy way to use up leftover rice and cooked meat. It always a family favorite and I easily toss in a variety of vegetables to complete the meal.

This simple skillet pork fried rice is prepared easy by first cooking the pork in sesame oil and vegetable for a few minutes. Add in your vegetables, scramble egg and mix in the rice. Simple, delicious and easy to make.

If you are needing a quick and easy weeknight meal, make this Pork Fried Rice or our Ground Chicken Fried Rice. It is full of flavor and it is all cooked in a skillet. This budget friendly meal is sure to please the entire family.

Pork Fried Rice in a skillet

What is the Secret to Good Fried Rice?

The secret to good fried rice is using cooked, day old rice. This allows the ingredients to mix well together. Place in the fridge to help it dry out after the freshly cooked rice is made.

Which keeps it from getting clumpy when combining the ingredients. Cold rice makes the best stir fry recipe.

Ingredients needed - pork tenderloin, sesame oil, vegetable oil, cooked rice, soy sauce, salt and pepper, frozen veggies, egg, green onions

Ingredients:

  • Pork Tenderloin (diced into bite size pieces)
  • Sesame Oil
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Cooked Rice, cooled
  • Soy Sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Frozen Peas and Diced Carrots blend
  • Eggs, lightly beaten
  • Sliced Green Onions 

How to Make Pork Fried Rice: 

  • Step 1 – In a large skillet, sauté the diced pork in the sesame oil and tablespoon of oil on medium heat until the pork is cooked through for approximately 4-6 minutes. Once the pork is cooked, transfer the pork to a separate plate and set aside.
Cooking the diced pork tenderloin
  • Step 2 – Next add the frozen peas and carrots blend to the pan and sauté for approximately 2 minutes on medium high heat. 
Cooking the veggies on a skillet
  • Step 3 – Slide the vegetables to one side of the pan and pour in the eggs into the pan on the open side.
  • Step 4 – Scramble the eggs.
Cooking the frozen veggies and scrambling the egg
  • Step 5 – Then add the pork back to the pan with the scrambled eggs and vegetables. Next add in the rice, soy sauce, salt and pepper to the pan.
  • Step 6 – Stir for a few minutes until rice is heated through and slightly browned. 
  • Step 7 – Top with sliced green onions and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Pork Fried Rice on a plate with chopsticks

Tips for Pork Fried Rice:

  • Rice – I find that it’s best to use leftover rice for fried rice. Make sure that the rice is cold as it’s easier to sauté in the skillet when it’s cold.
  • Butter – Feel free to add in butter to the fried rice mixture instead of the vegetable oil. The Hibachi Restaurant always use a large slab of butter when they are cooking fried rice.
  • Vegetables – The vegetables can be frozen or fresh when making this dish. If I use frozen, I do not thaw them. I just toss it in the skillet and heat. We love to sneak in other veggies to this rice recipe.
  • Medium High Heat – We recommend cooking the pork fried rice on medium high heat to thoroughly cook the pork and veggies. We continually are stirring the ingredients together while cooking in the skillet.
  • Soy Sauce – When adding in soy sauce to the rice mixture I like to add enough soy sauce to make sure the mixture is covered. I also serve it as a side for those like a little extra.
  • Meat – Feel free to change the meat to make this dish. You can use chicken or shrimp for a delicious addition to this recipe.
Pork Fried Rice on a plate with chopsticks

What Vegetables are Good in Pork Fried Rice

There are many different vegetables that you can toss into your fried rice. These are some of our favorites. You can use fresh or frozen vegetables.

  • Frozen Peas and Carrots Blend – You can easily find this blend in this freezer section at the store.
  • Snow Peas – Add in some snow peas for a delicious addition.
  • Onions – Chop up some onions and cook with the peas and carrots before mixing in the other ingredients.
  • Peppers – Toss in some green or red peppers. They add color and texture to your fried rice.
Pork Fried Rice on a plate with chopsticks

Recipe Substitutions and Additions:

  • Change the Rice – You can use brown rice, cauliflower rice or jasmine rice instead.
  • Use Different Vegetables – You can add in mushrooms, snow peas, broccoli, bell peppers and water chestnuts.
  • Add in Nuts – Add in chopped peanuts or cashews for some crunch. We also like adding in toasted sesame seeds.
  • Change the Pork – Use ground pork instead of diced pork tenderloin.
  • Soy Sauce Substitution – You can substitute soy sauce for coconut aminos.
  • Change the Seasoning – Add in some garlic and ginger for added flavor. We love the combination of these two seasoning. Mix in some oyster sauce is also a delicious addition.
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Can I turn this into Spicy Pork Fried Rice?

Yes, you can make Spicy Pork Fried Rice. I usually make the recipe as it indicates and then my husband likes to add in additional spicy ingredients for his serving. But you can add it to the entire fried rice dish.

These are some of my favorite spicy ingredients to add in.

  • Sriracha
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Chili Garlic Sauce
Pork Fried Rice on a plate with chopsticks

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave in 30 second intervals for lunch the next day.

Can I Freeze Pork Fried Rice?

Stir fried pork also freezes great. Place in an freezer safe container and place in the freezer. Pork Fried Rice will freeze for up to 4 months.

When ready to serve, place in the fridge and thaw overnight. Reheat in a skillet or microwave.

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Pork Fried Rice

5 from 25 votes
Pork Fried Rice is a easy way to turn leftover rice into a complete meal. It is delicious, filling and easy to make with simple ingredients.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine Chinese
Course Main Course
Calories 726

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds Pork Tenderloin diced into bite size pieces
  • 2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 cups cooked rice cooled
  • 3 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas and diced carrots blend
  • 3 large eggs lightly beaten
  • Sliced Green Onions

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, sauté the diced pork in the sesame oil and vegetable oil on medium high heat until the pork is cooked through for approximately 4-6 minutes. Once the pork is cooked, transfer the pork to a separate plate and set aside.
  • Next add the frozen peas and carrots blend to the pan and sauté for approximately 2 minutes on medium high heat.
  • Slide the vegetables to one side of the pan and pour in the eggs into the pan on the open side.
  • Scramble the eggs.
  • Then add the pork back to the pan. Next add in the rice, soy sauce, salt and pepper to the pan.
  • Stir for a few minutes until rice is heated through and slightly browned.
  • Top with sliced green onions and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

I find that it’s best to use leftover rice for this recipe. Make sure that the rice is cold as it’s easier to sauté on the grill when it’s cold.
Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 726kcal, Carbohydrates 100g, Protein 37g, Fat 19g, Saturated Fat 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat 7g, Monounsaturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 156mg, Sodium 810mg, Potassium 882mg, Fiber 5g, Sugar 0.2g, Vitamin A 2338IU, Vitamin C 3mg, Calcium 70mg, Iron 4mg

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  1. 5 stars
    What a great dish. First time I ever cooked fried rice. I added chopped onions, sliced mushrooms and diced water chestnuts. Also used brown rice. My husband and I both loved it. Will definitely make again.

    Thank you for taking the fear out of making fried rice.