15-Minute Pork Fried Rice

A quick and delicious way to get dinner on the table fast, this savory pork fried rice hits all the right notes with great flavors and textures and tastes better than takeout. {Gluten-Free Adaptable}

Homemade pork fried rice served with chili sauce

Many people think that ordering Chinese takeout on a hectic night is a quick way to solve the dinner problem. But soon, those same people are forced to wait patiently for their order to be delivered. It could take 45 minutes or longer for that order of pork fried rice to arrive! But with my simple recipe, you can prep it and cook it super fast. So fast that you’ll have eaten it all up before that delivery guy would have ever shown up.

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Cooking notes

What pan to use?

You don’t even need a wok! In fact, I prefer a carbon steel pan (that’s what’s in my photos) but you can use a nonstick skillet or cast iron pan too. For a healthier version that involves less oil, go with the nonstick skillet. If you want that perfect crispy texture for your pork fried rice though, use a cast iron pan or carbon steel pan. For either of those two, you’ll need several extra tablespoons of oil to keep the food from sticking to the pan.

Why frozen veggies?

You’ll also notice my recipe below calls for a cup of mixed vegetables. You can use whichever kind you like but I urge you, if you want the cooking to be fast, to use your frozen veggies here. For pork fried rice, frozen veggies work the best because there’s no thawing or chopping. You can simply toss them in. While I love fresh veggies for my stir-fry dishes, when it comes to fried rice, you use what you’ve got and frozen veggies blend seamlessly into the recipe.

Homemade pork fried rice with eggs and veggies

Get the perfect egg texture

Perhaps the best part of pork fried rice, or any fried rice for that matter, is the bits of eggs mixed in. The best way to get that Chinese takeout texture and flavor is to cook your beaten eggs halfway through before adding the rice. By doing this, you get those great chunks of scrambled egg pieces along with crispy egg-coated rice for all that beautiful flavor.

Aromatics are key

While you can really customize my pork fried rice recipe to your liking with the vegetables, there is one thing I urge you to do, to get that flavor you’re craving, the one from the takeout place down the street. Without doing this, you won’t get quite the flavor you’re looking for. You should use LOTS of green onion. I mean LOTS. Garlic too. These two ingredients are also incredibly good for you as it turns out, but with lots of them in your pork fried rice, I promise you that you’re also going to get the best taste. If you’re planning to make pork fried rice tonight and see that you only have regular onion on hand, you can use that, but next time, get green onions!

This pork fried rice really makes getting a takeout-quality meal on the table in no time a delicious experience. I hope you try it tonight!

Homemade pork fried rice step by step pictures

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15-Minute Pork Fried Rice

A quick and delicious way to get dinner on the table fast, this savory pork fried rice hits all the right notes with great flavors and textures and tastes better than takeout. {Gluten-Free Adaptable}To make this dish gluten-free, use gluten free oyster sauce or homemade oyster sauce and use tamari or coconut aminos to replace soy sauce.
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Course: Main, Side
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: takeout
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 449kcal
Author: Maggie Zhu

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil (or vegetable oil) (*Footnote 1)
  • 1 lbs (450 g) ground pork
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce , separated
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3 green onions , chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 3 eggs , beaten
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables (carrots, peas, corn)
  • 3 cups leftover steamed rice
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

Instructions

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add the ground pork. Stir and cook until browned, 2 minutes.
  • Add the green onion, garlic, and 2 tablespoons oyster sauce. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the rice. Cook and stir to mix everything together. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oyster sauce and soy sauce. Stir to mix the sauce with the other ingredients.
  • Add the mixed vegetables. Stir everything together and cook until the vegetables defrost, 1 minute or so.
  • Move everything to one side of the pan. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the other side of the pan. Add the beaten eggs. Let the bottom set for a couple seconds. Then scramble the eggs and use your spatula to cut them into small pieces. Then mix the eggs with the other ingredients.
  • Taste the rice and add salt to adjust the seasoning, if needed, then mix well again. If you like slightly crispy rice, let the rice sit on the hot pan for 20 to 30 without stirring.
  • Add the sesame oil and mix everything again. Transfer the fried rice onto serving plates.
  • Serve hot as a main or side dish.

Notes

  1. You might need to double the oil if you’re using a cast iron pan or a carbon steel pan.

Nutrition

Serving: 4g | Calories: 449kcal | Carbohydrates: 45.4g | Protein: 30.2g | Fat: 15.5g | Saturated Fat: 3.5g | Cholesterol: 181mg | Sodium: 419mg | Potassium: 559mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2.1g | Calcium: 5% | Iron: 23%
10-Minute Pork Fried Rice - An easy and delicious way to get dinner on the table fast, this authentic pork fried rice with eggs hits all the right notes with great flavors and textures and tastes better than takeout. #chinese #veggies #recipes #glutenfree

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6 thoughts on “15-Minute Pork Fried Rice

  1. steven

    Love your recipes! Each one I’ve seen really suits my taste. Whenever I want to make something it always takes ages hopping from one site to another to find the recipe that looks appealing to me but each of your recipes I know I can trust =) Keep up the good work

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  2. danielle

    Love your tips about the frozen vegetables. Also, I am always adding my egg in at the end (not sure why anymore LOL). I’m going to have to try your tips here! Awesome recipe, as usual!

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