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Pork Fried Rice Chinese Style

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This is the best new recipe that I have made in a long time. I hid the leftovers in the back of the fridge so that I wouldn’t have to share.

I had made ribs a couple days before and had made way too much. I know you are thinking how can you possibly make too many ribs? Is there such a thing as too many ribs?

Well, I misread the package and did not realize I was buying the boneless kind of pork ribs. I thought they had the bone in. So 12 pounds of them seemed perfectly reasonable. After I opened the packages and realized my error it was too late to freeze the extra. And 12 pounds of meat is definitely not reasonable, even for my gang.

I cooked all of them in the broiler and set out to find a recipe that would utilize the leftovers.

I have been craving some good Chinese food. Unfortunately there are none near me that can say they are gluten free, so I have been without Chinese food for a long time.

I tripled this recipe and it was plenty for my entire family plus some leftovers.

cooked boneless pork or chicken
1 finely chopped onion
2 1/2 tablespoons oil
1 egg, lightly beaten
few drops soy sauce (Eden brand organic Tamari sauce is gluten free)
few drops sesame oil

1/2 cup finely chopped carrot (very small)
1/2 cup frozen peas
4 cups cold cooked rice
4 green onions, chopped
2 cups bean sprouts
2 tablespoons soy sauce

Step One:
If you do not have any cooked, leftover rice you will want to make some first.

Step Two:

Cut up your pork into bite sized pieces. My husband cut these up. Clearly his idea of bite sized is not MY idea of bite sized, but it was fine.


Step Three:


I put my carrots in my mini food processors that would be really finely chopped, and hopefully go unnoticed by small picky children.

Step Four:


Heat the sesame oil in a large pan or wok. After finely chopping the onion, saute in pan until it turns clear.

Step Five:


Add the chopped carrots and frozen peas. Stir it up for a minute or so.

Step Six:


Add the cut up pork. Stir for another 2-3 minutes, or until everything is warm.

Step Seven:


Whisk up your egg(s) in a little bowl. Add a few drops of sesame oil and soy sauce.

Step Eight:


Because I am lazy and like to use as few pots and pans as possible, I push the food off to the side and leave a little space to scramble up the egg(s).


Step Nine:


Mix the scrambled egg into the rest of the food.

Step Ten:

Toss your bean sprouts in. You will think that you have way too many and might be tempted to panic. But don’t. The cook down to nothing.

Toss your chopped green onions in at the same time.


Step Eleven:


Add cooked rice.

Step Twelve:


Mix it all together.

Step Thirteen:



Add extra soy sauce to taste. I personally like a lot of it.

I know that this recipe seems like it has a lot of steps, but do not be intimidated. The entire process, minus the cooking of the rice, was under 15 minutes. And I am not joking when I say that this is THE BEST pork fried rice I have had in a long, long time. Possibly forever.

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16 comments so far...

  • YUM! I don’t eat pork, but I can definitely see making this with chicken!! Thanks for the recipe.

    Karen  |  January 30th, 2009 at 1:47 am

  • I think once I make this my husband might want to come and hug you:)

    Nataly  |  January 30th, 2009 at 3:34 am

  • Now I’m bummed that I didn’t read this earlier! I had all of that in the fridge/freezer ready to go…but I made boring chicken instead. But there’s always tomorrow…so thanks!

    Anna  |  January 30th, 2009 at 4:25 am

  • Yours looks a little better than mine, but I’ve been making this since I was 13 from a recipe I got in my 7th grade social studies class! My whole family always loved it (it may have helped that mom was a terrible cook).

    And I think that it’s funny that I do the same “lazy” thing with the eggs.

    Brigitte  |  January 30th, 2009 at 9:56 am

  • This sounds really tasty and easy. You should know, though, that step 8 was completely mind-boggling. You can push food to the side and use the rest of the pan for something else?!? GENIUS!!! This will be my method from now on. Thanks for the tip!

    Holly  |  January 30th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

  • Yummy. Thanks for the great idea. I had leftover rice, chicken and cooked carrots in the fridge. Added a few more ingredients and have a delicious lunch. I too am gluten-free so I don’t get chinese nearly often enough anymore.

    Lucinda  |  January 30th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

  • The “lazy style” is the authentic Chinese restaurant cooking method.
    I love bean sprouts in my fried rice, but the rest of my family doesn’t. Your recipe is great!

    Winnie  |  January 31st, 2009 at 2:26 pm

  • haha i do this all the time when i am having an ‘i dont know what to have for dinner and am too cheap to order chinese out!’ i am super lazy and have this jar of chopped ginger soemthingorother in my fridge which i add with the onions. if i do onions!

    also works well with just about any frozen veggie(s) as i am a HUGE fan of broccoli mine always has broccoli!!

    i laughed when i saw the pic of the egg scrambling as i am glad to know i am not the only one who avoid using more pots and pans!!!

    kate  |  February 1st, 2009 at 3:09 am

  • OK, this recipe TOTALLY ROCKED! And my family was so impressed that I actually made my own chinese food! Thank you, thank you, thank you for this awesome recipe!

    Camille  |  February 3rd, 2009 at 9:10 pm

  • Making this tonight! Thanks for the one pot wonder!

    Karen Sugarpants  |  February 5th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

  • OMG I’m sooooooo hungry now! That looks amazing!

    Sassy  |  February 5th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

  • Man, you weren’t kidding! This is, quite possibly the best pork fried I’ve ever had. We used left over BBQ ribs! My 2 1/2 year old still turned her nose up at it, but she was content to eat raw broccoli and carrots.

    Now if our local grocery store would keep bean spouts in stock…we’d be in heaven.

    Christina  |  February 20th, 2009 at 1:07 am

  • I made this last night and it was delicious. I will definitely be making it again!

    Christy @ TheRoadToHome  |  February 20th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

  • Hey amazing yummy recipe. Will surely try it. Thanks a lot. Also its healthy.

    Universal health care  |  July 13th, 2009 at 9:01 am

  • I love cooking Chinese food ,
    I make a mean general tso chicken

    I’m having a hard time making pork fried rice,
    I’m having a hard time with the rice
    It’s always soggy ‘

    Archiee  |  November 9th, 2009 at 4:12 am

  • Awesome photography showing each step of the recipe. That’s beautiful.

    Treadmill Traci  |  May 6th, 2011 at 8:45 pm