This pork fried rice recipe uses juicy tenderloin and frozen veggies for an easy alternative to takeout. Make it tonight in just 30 minutes!
Pork Fried Rice Recipe
Not only is it easy to replicate your favorite takeout dishes right at home, but you can make adjustments as needed, so it comes out exactly how you like.
And because it makes such a large amount of pork with rice, you can feed the whole family or have leftovers for lunch at a fraction of the cost!
We also have a classic fried rice recipe ready in just 30 minutes!
Rice with Pork Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
- Meat – While pork fried rice is typically made with Char Siu, or Chinese barbecued pork, you can use whatever cut is easily accessible.
Even leftover pork chops would work! I took a whole tenderloin and marinated it in an Asian-inspired BBQ sauce, then cooked it on the outdoor grill.
You could also use smoked tenderloin if you’d like.
- Veggies – Feel free to swap out the peas and carrots for other stir-fry veggies like bell peppers, corn, finely chopped broccoli, snow peas, or bean sprouts.
- Rice – Jasmine is the best variety to use for this dish. Be sure to cook it ahead of time and let it cool before adding it to the pan.
Otherwise, it may become sticky and clumpy from the residual heat.
It doesn’t have to be completely chilled first, but add a few minutes to the cooking time if using leftovers from the refrigerator.
Storing and Reheating
Leftover pork with rice can be kept in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
This dish also freezes really well and can be stored for up to 3 months in a freezer-safe container. Just thaw the pork and rice in the fridge before reheating.
Toss the rice with pork back in a skillet on the stove and heat until warmed through, stirring occasionally. Add a splash of water as needed for moisture or pop a lid on top to create steam.
Easy Asian Meals
Want more restaurant-inspired dinner ideas? Panda Express Broccoli Beef and Cheesecake Factory Bang Bang Shrimp are sure to hit the spot, and you can easily serve them alongside this pork fried rice recipe.
Pork Fried Rice Recipe FAQ
It’s perfectly fine (and safe!) to enjoy pork and rice either way, but it tends to taste better when it’s warm.
For a little extra heat, try adding a pinch of red pepper flakes to the sauce. If you want to feel the flames on your tongue, mix in some Sriracha or hot chili oil.
I recommend starting with a small amount and seeing how the pork and rice tastes. You can always add more, but it’s harder to tone it down when there’s too much!
Sure, swap the pork for chicken or beef. It’s also fine to use salmon or shrimp. They all taste great and will go with the other flavors in the dish.
With love, from our simple kitchen to yours.
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Pork Fried Rice Recipe
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon hot water
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 Teaspoon sesame oil
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/4 Teaspoon white pepper
- 1 Tablespoon Canola Oil
- 1 medium onion, finely diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 pound cooked pork tenderloin, chopped into small pieces
- 5 Cups Cooked jasmine rice
- 12 ounces frozen peas and carrots
- 3 green onions, chopped
- Melt butter in a skillet and add the eggs then add salt and pepper to taste.
- Cook eggs until they’re just soft then set aside.
- In a small bowl mix the hot water, honey, sesame oil, soy sauce and white pepper. Set aside.
- In a large wok (if you don’t have one a large skillet will be enough) add the canola oil and diced onion, cook until translucent then add the garlic. Cook a further 2 minutes.
- Add the pork, jasmine rice and peas and carrots and sauté, stirring in the honey/oil mixture. Continue to cook until all the ingredients are hot.
- Add the green onions and serve.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.
Originally published April 2021, updated and republished January 2023
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