Easy pork fried rice made with cold rice, pork loin, frozen vegetables and eggs. This is such an easy meal and costs less than $7 to make.
Easy Pork Fried Rice Recipe
When you only have 20 minutes to make a meal to satisfy everyone at the dinner table, make this Pork Fried Rice! It’s so easy and so delicious! Why?
- Healthy: It’s made with rice, lean pork and filled with vegetables – that makes it a healthy dinner recipe! You can use white or brown rice.
- Easy and Fast: From start to finish, it takes less than 20 minutes to make.
- Clean Out the Fridge: I recommend using frozen vegetables to speed it up, but if you want to use fresh vegetables you can easily clean out your fridge and use almost anything!
- Budget Friendly: This meal costs around $7 to make for a family of 6.
Use Leftover Rice for Fried Rice
Leftover rice makes the best fried rice. Cold rice, straight out of the refrigerator, is the best rice to use instead of hot rice. When the rice cools down, it stops sticking together, which prevents gummy rice when making fried rice.
This is a great recipe if you have leftover rice in your refrigerator, so make sure to save this post as it’s become a staple in our dinner menu! We love this dish so much that I will throw rice in the rice cooker the night before, cook it and then store it in the fridge until the next day – just to make this fried rice!
Make Chicken Fried Rice Instead
You can easily swap whatever meat you have (or even no meat) to make this fried rice. Here’s some easy recipe substitutions if you don’t want to use pork:
- Salmon – I love oven baked salmon.
- Ground Meat – chicken, pork beef
- Tofu or just use extra veggies!
Step by Step Directions
Fry pork, green onion and frozen vegetables in a large skillet with sesame oil. You can use any type of pork you want, although I think boneless pork loin works best! You can even use leftover pork if you’d like if you have a bunch left over from a big dinner.
Remove pork and veggies and quickly scramble a couple eggs.
Add pork, vegetables and rice back into the skillet.
Add soy sauce, garlic powder and ground ginger.
And continue cooking until rice is fully heated up.
Serve and enjoy!
How To Store
Store leftover fried rice in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Heat either in the microwave or in a skillet over medium heat.
Other Leftover Rice Recipes
I hate wasting food, so I’m always trying to come up with ideas on how to use leftover rice. Here’s some of our favorites:
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Pork Fried Rice (20 minute meal)Print
- 3 tablespoons sesame oil
- 12 ounces boneless pork loin cut into bite size pieces
- 1 green onion chopped
- 16 ounce bag frozen mixed vegetables
- 3 eggs
- 3-4 cups cold cooked rice
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- Add sesame oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add pork, green onion and frozen vegetables, and cook until pork is fully cooked, stirring often – about 10 minutes.
- Transfer pork and vegetables into a bowl and put skillet back on the stove top.
- Reduce heat to medium and crack eggs open into the skillet, scrambling with a whisk. Cook until eggs are scrambled.
- Add pork and vegetables back into the skillet, along with cold rice, soy sauce, garlic powder and ginger. Stir to fully combine, chopping up any large chunks of rice. Cook until everything is heated, about 5-7 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!