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The tastiest pork fried rice recipe ever

Updated on April 16, 2012

Love pork fried rice? You'll love this

Pork fried rice is a popular Chinese dish that you can easily replicate at home and even though many people think this pork main dish is difficult to make this simply is not the case. My pork fried rice recipe will take some time and effort to prepare but the end result is so worth it. This pork fried rice recipe may take time to do but it most certainly isn't difficult and it is a pork main dish that everyone can cook regardless of their culinary skills and expertise.

So what are you waiting for? Give my tasty pork fried rice recipe a go and then hold a dinner party and prepare to amaze your family or friends with your oriental cuisine cooking skills.

Pork fried rice - What cut of pork is best?

If you want to prepare and make my tasty pork fried rice recipe you can use any cut of pork you like. I have made this pork fried rice recipe with all cuts of pork and my personal favourite is left over pork tender loin, however y it can also be made using standard pork chop, cutlets of pork, pork loin or any other cut of pork you wish. I always use small pieces of pork in my recipe as I don't want the pork to dominate the dish. You can use however much or as little pork as you like and the sizes can be as big or small as you like as the taste will still be the same.

On to my tasty pork fried rice recipe.....................

My tasty pork fried rice recipe serves four hungry people and requires;

1) 600g of pork

2) Sweet and sour marinade

3) 300g of basmati or whole grain rice

4) 2 large eggs (cracked and beaten)

5) 3 spring onions (roughly chopped)

6) One whole onion (roughly chopped)

7) 100g of frozen peas

My pork fried rice recipe involves a lot of preparation however it is something that can be done well ahead of cooking the pork main dish, which makes it great for dinner parties and entertaining friends as you can spend more time with them and less time in the kitchen.

This pork fired rice recipe requires pre cooked rice, which can be bought although it is more cost effective to simply boil some dried rice. I always boil more rice than I actually need and will separate the rice in to individual portion sizes, bag them up and then put in the freezer. You can keep rice in the freezer for a few months like this and the next time I want this pork fried rice recipe I only need to defrost a portion of rice and I'll be good to go.

You can use plain pork in this recipe however it is a bit boring. To give this pork main dish a bit more flavour I marinade the pork in sweet and sour sauce for at least twelve hours, but no more than sixteen, before cooking it. Scoring the pork will help it absorb the marinade easier and make it even tastier.

Undercooked pork can be potentially dangerous and crate a few stomach upsets so you need to ensure the pork is completely cooked throughout. Because of this I always pre-cook the pork before using it in my pork fried rice recipe. In order to keep the pork nice and tender I gently griddle it on a low heat for around half an hour and liberally apply the sweet and sour marinade throughout the cooking process. I also turn it over frequently. If you like grilling pork you can cook it this way or you may prefer to flash fry it.

Once the pork is cooked, remove from the heat and allow to cool. If I am making my pork fried rice recipe immediately I will chop the pork in to small pieces. If the pork fired rice is for later I will leave the pork tenderloin whole, cover and put in the fridge. You should not cut the pork in to pieces until you are going to finish the dish as the pork will dry out and end up chewy, which is not good.

Once you have the pork and the rice pre cooked and ready to go, making my pork fried rice recipe is quick and easy and will take no time at all. So, without further ado, here's how to finish off my tasty pork fried rice recipe........

Pour two table spoons of olive oil in to a wok or a non stick pan and put on the hob to heat up. Once the oil is up to temperature add the onion and spring onion and gently fry until translucent. Once the onion is translucent remove it from the pan and set aside. It is important you don't burn the onions as this stage. Burnt onions give off a strong and nasty taste that will ruin all other ingredients in the pork main dish so if you burn the onions you need to start again.

Put the marinated pork pieces in to the pan and stir fry on a medium heat for five minutes stirring all the time. It is important not to fry the pork over a too high heat otherwise the pork will dry out and go chewy. Remember, the pork is already cooked and all you need to do is warm it up again.

Next add the rice and mix it in with the pork. Stir fry the rice and the pork for a further three to five minutes , stirring all the time to stop it sticking to the bottom of the pan. There should be enough fat and juices in the pan to stop the rice sticking, but if this is not the case add a drop more oil.

Next add the spring onion and chopped onion (previously cooked) and the peas. Turn up the heat and allow to cook for a couple of minutes. You need to get the pan hot but be careful the rice doesn't stick.

Once the pan is up to temperature, pour over the egg and vigorously stir in to the pork, rice, peas and onions. The egg should turn in to "scrambled egg" and will evenly coat the rice and pork. You need to make sure there are no large clumps of egg. As soon as the egg is cooked serve the pork fried rice and eat.

My pork fried rice recipe can be eaten on its own however it does go very well with seasonal stir fried vegetables and this is how I prefer to eat it.

If you want to cook pork fried rice, or any type of fried rice for that matter, you are going to need the right equipment. For details check out below.

Breville EW30XL Electric Gourmet Wok

In order to stir fry rice you are going to need a good pan that you can heat up to extreme temperatures. You can use a good quality frying pan for this although the best option is a designated wok. So, if you want to cook some pork fried rice recipes or any fried rice recipes for that matter, you need to make sure you have the right kit.

Breville EW30XL Electric Gourmet Wok
Breville EW30XL Electric Gourmet Wok

Chinese and Asian style cooking requires a really hot pan in order to properly seal the meat and cook the vegetables, and many stove top pans fail to reach the temperatures required. With the Breville EW30XL Electric Gourmet Wok the pan easily reaches the extremely high temperatures you need to cook authentic Chinese and Asian style food, and what's more the wok remains at that temperature and retains the heat.

The non-stick coating is great and means you can use less oil, which obviously leads to healthier meals, without having to worry about whether the food will stick to the pan. The non-stick coating also means the Breville EW30XL Electric Gourmet Wok is quick and easy to clean. The Breville EW30XL Electric Gourmet Wok doesn't look too authentic, however it is a stylish and top quality bit of kit that is well worth buying.


Lodge Pro Logic 14" Cast Iron Wok, Black

For "real" Chinese and Asian cooking you are going to need a traditional styled wok, and they don't come much better than the Lodge Pro Logic 14" Cast Iron Wok.

Lodge 14 Inch Cast Iron Wok. Pre-Seasoned Wok with Flattened Bottom for Asian Stir Fry and Sautees
Lodge 14 Inch Cast Iron Wok. Pre-Seasoned Wok with Flattened Bottom for Asian Stir Fry and Sautees

The Lodge Pro Logic 14" Cast Iron Wok, Black is a traditional styled wok for the more purist chef. This wok is tough, durable and it is possible to get it really hot and up to the temperatures needed for Chinese and Asian cooking without having to worry about the wok itself, which means you can concentrate on the cooking. Being made out of cast iron, the Lodge Pro Logic 14" Cast Iron Wok is very heavy, but then all good woks are heavy so you can't mark it down for this.

The Lodge Pro Logic 14" Cast Iron Wok doesn't have a true non-stick coating, although it is "pre-seasoned" so there is a bit of non stick technology there. I have yet to experience food sticking to the Lodge Pro Logic 14" Cast Iron Wok and, after reading several reviews about this product before deciding to buy it, it appears the majority of people are like me.

If you are serious about your Chinese and Asian style cooking the Lodge Pro Logic 14" Cast Iron Wok is something you should consider buying.


Joyce Chen Nonstick Steel Dome Lid for 14 Inch Wok

Some Asian and Chinese meals need cooking for a long time in a covered wok. A wok lid is an essential purchase for any one who owns a wok.

Joyce Chen 31-0066, 13.5-Inch Nonstick Steel Dome Lid for 14-Inch Wok
Joyce Chen 31-0066, 13.5-Inch Nonstick Steel Dome Lid for 14-Inch Wok

This is a universal lid that will fit any 14 inch wok. This lid is good quality, tough and built to last. It fits my 14 inch wok like a glove and allows me to create Chinese and Asian meals that require steaming. If you have a 14 inch wok you really need to invest in a lid and this one comes highly recommended.


Joyce Chen Burnished Bamboo 5-Piece Utensil Set

In order to cook Chinese and Asian styled food oyu are going to need the proper utensils, and they don't get any better than these.

Pork fried rice - Some more guidance

If you need some visual guidance on how to cook tasty pork fried rice check out the Youtube videos below.

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      6 years ago

      This looks delicious.


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