Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Roast Pork Fried Rice

With fried rice like this, there's no need to do Chinese takeout!!!! In fact, since I have been cooking more Thai & Asian at home, I can't remember the last time I did takeout. So flavorful & so easy, we just loved this rice. I made it once with no meat & then recently with a leftover pork tenderloin. I marinated the pork tenderloin in an Asian type of marinade before knowing I would be using the leftovers in a fried rice dish. So, it's up to you but I do highly recommend it. 

If you don't use pork, then chicken or shrimp would be just as delicious. Or plain if using as a side dish. Next time it's chicken & shrimp for me!!! I normally don't use the prepared, processed, seasoning products on the market like those pasta helpers etc., but this packet is only 3/4 oz with about 8o calories for the whole dish which yields 5 cups. Not bad at all. And oh so yummy!!!!


Fried Rice Seasoning Mix (in Ethnic section of your grocer)
Meat of your choosing (about 1 to 1 1/2 cups)
2 tblsp oil
3 cups cooked, cold rice
3 green onions (scallions) sliced plus for garnish
2 tsp soy sauce
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup frozen peas, cooked (optional)

In large skillet, heat oil. Stir fry rice & green onions. Add seasoning & soy sauce. Stir fry 1 minute. Push rice to side, add eggs & scramble. Stir into rice. Add peas & meat if desired. Garnish with fresh scallions on top.


2 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tbsp. Hoisin sauce (Chinese Barbecue Sauce)
2 tbsp. dry sherry
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. oil
1 1/2 tsp. honey
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 pork tenderloins

Mix together all ingredients. Pour over pork & marinate in refrigerator 6-8 hours. Grill or cook per your preferred method. I roast it in a 500 degree oven for 25-30 minutes. 

{My Thoughts}

My only note is to use a non stick pan for this dish. There isn't much oil & the rice sticks. I didn't use a non stick & was scraping the bottom every chance I had. But maybe that lended to the flavor?!


Brenda said...

This looks delicious, I especially like the recipe for the pork tenderloin. I think we can often make better ethnic food at home if we take the time to buy the right ingredients. And take the time to cook it up. I think its kind of fun!

Sherry said...

Yum! We love fried rice. Great idea for using up leftover pork. :DTHanks for the tenderloin recipe, too!

mommaof4wife2r said...

this is awesome! my fam loves this dish at take out...i think i just might amaze thim tomorrow with it instead! yeah! thanks...again. you rock!

Tam said...

Just stalking over to catch up...I have been MIA on my blog stuff! Hope all is going great!

Sara said...

I love fried rice, it's a great way to use up leftover rice. Your version looks especially delicious with those big chunks of pork!

Maria said...

I haven't made fried rice in ages, thanks for the reminder!

~Marie~ said...

Mmmm.... I love Asian food! Guess it's a good thing my boyfriend is half chinese! I'm not kidding, his mom is from China.

Pat aka Posh said...

My family can make meal out of homemade pork fried rice.

Briony said...

this is my favorite post from you! i love chinese's my fave :) i can't wait to try this out!

Pam said...

I love pork fried rice - this looks terrific. I am sure it's way better than takeout.

Kristina P. said...

I'm not generally a fried rice fan, but this looks delicious!

Michelle said...

Oh, you just reminded me to take out some frozen chicken. I'm making a stir fry tonight. :)

Kacey R. said...

Awww, you thought of me when you posted this didn't you? LOL I know, I know, I can use chicken. Hope you're having a great day!


The Blonde Duck said...

And I'm sure it's much healthier than resturant fried rice!

Ace C said...

Good looking stuff. I like the new blog. I'm probably behind on the update though.

MaryBeth said...

I simply adore pork fried rice, your recipe makes it look so easy to make and I am all about easy recipes. Great Job and it looks delish!!

BoufMom9 said...

OH YUM! And now i am craving pork on a Friday during Lent. LOL

Debbie said...

I did not realize there was a fried rice seasoning mix. That is what I need to make mine better! Thanks.

Elizabeth said...

OH MY GOSH. This looks AMAZING. I'm SO hungry now.

Rachel said...

With a homemade dish like this; who needs takeout...looks better than Chinese takeout for sure!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Am I sensing an Asian theme here?

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