Crazy delicious family-favorite Pork Fried Rice that’s easy, has only seven simple ingredients, takes 20 minutes or less to make and will WOW any and everyone! (Thanks National Pork Board for sponsoring this post!)
Get ready for the best and easiest dinner recipe you will ever eat. Pork Fried Rice!!! Yes, there are a lot of exclamation points because I am THAT excited about it. 😉
This is a recipe I’ve been making for years and years and years and for some silly reason, have never posted it on YHE. I’m not sure if you read my Pass the Pork Tour Recap a couple weeks ago, but I recently went to Iowa for the first time with the National Pork Board and experienced a real pig farm. It was a crazy, amazing experience. Go check out that post and get the recipe for The Best Pork Lettuce Wraps – they are to-die-for!
So pork has been on my brain lately. Did you know October is National Pork Month?? I’ve made pork WAY more than I usually do over the last several weeks. I have a new appreciation for it. When I’m at my grocery store, I’m all proud to tell the butcher that I witnessed pigs being born, pig insemination and a pork fabrication. Yes, my butchers are all very impressed by my pig knowledge. 🙂 I feel pretty proud of that fact, too!
I’ve found that my favorite pork cut is the tenderloin. I mean, what’s not to love? It’s super healthy, with very little fat but is so tender. You don’t even need to cook it long to get succulent, juicy slices of pork. It’s crazy to me how easy it is to look like a pro chef when you cook up a tenderloin.
Anyway, I was thinking about some of my favorite pork recipes and this pork fried rice popped into my head. It’s my boys’ favorite meal! No joke! Guys, it’s so incredibly easy to make. I decided to show you the steps! But first, here are the ingredients:
I like to use my wok but you can use a pan on the stovetop if you don’t have a wok. You just need 7 easy ingredients: a couple eggs, a little soy sauce, chopped green onions, diced pork tenderloin, little bit of oil and salt and cooked rice. I’ve used both white and brown rice and I like the white rice with this recipe a little better. This is great for using leftover rice sitting in your fridge that you don’t know what to do with. Gather your ingredients and get ready to cook…
Pour about a 1/2 tablespoon oil in wok (or pan) and add diced pork tenderloin. Cook for a few minutes until browned. I’ve also used leftover pork. Sometimes I’ll have leftover pork chops and I’ll cut those up into small pieces and just heat them back up for a few seconds.
Take out the cooked pork and place in a bowl on the side. Pour a little more oil in the wok and cook your beaten eggs. When done, pour into bowl with the cooked pork.
Next, add a tablespoon more oil and pour in your rice. If you cooked it just for this recipe, you won’t need to heat very long. If your rice has been sitting in the fridge, you’ll need to break it up and heat through.
Now add in the green onions and cook for a minute or two. Pour in soy sauce, pork and scrambled eggs. Stir to combine and add the salt.
BOOM. Dinner’s ready! No joke. That’s it! How easy is that?! This is a family favorite, kid-approved dinner!
The pork in this is spot on. It’s tender and adds a great flavor to the fried rice. I hope you’ll give this recipe a try and also visit the Pork Be Inspired website for more yummy pork recipes. Pork is such a great versatile meat that gets sort of overlooked. I’m not sure why, when it’s inexpensive, healthy and easy to cook. Try swapping out your ground beef for ground pork this week, or try cooking a pork tenderloin!
Have a great weekend and a Happy Halloween!
Easy 20 Minute Pork Fried Rice
- 1 cup diced pork tenderloin
- 4 cups cooked rice
- 2 beaten eggs
- 2 green onions chopped
- 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 1/2 Tbsp. oil I use canola
- Heat 1/2 Tbsp. of oil in a wok heated to about 375ºF (or use a pan over the stovetop). Cook diced pork tenderloin until browned and cooked through. Set aside in a bowl. (I've also used leftover pork, diced up and just heated in pan for a minute or two.)
- Heat another 1/2 Tbsp. of oil in wok and scramble the beaten eggs. Pour into bowl with cooked diced pork.
- Pour about 1 1/2 Tbsp. of oil into wok and pour in the cooked rice, breaking up big pieces until heated through.
- When heated through, add green onions and cook for a minute.
- Add in soy sauce, pork and scrambled eggs. Stir to cover the rice with soy sauce. Add salt and stir until all heated through.
- Serve and enjoy!
More pork dinner recipes for you to try:
Thanks to the National Pork Board for sponsoring this post! As always, all opinions expressed are 100% my own!