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Need a quick dinner or side dish recipe? Skip take-out and make this Easy Pork Fried Rice.
Fall is in full swing in our home and that means one thing – I need quick and hearty dinners to keep the fall frenzy going around here. Sometimes our quick dinner game plan involves takeout, sometimes it does not. The reality is, I would much rather create my own take out at home. It’s less expensive and I can control what goes into our food. If you are in the mood for Chinese, this Easy Pork Fried Rice recipe will rival that of your favorite Chinese restaurant. Did I mention that it can be made in only 30 minutes?
The hero of this easy recipe is Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork. There are so many flavorful varieties available but I decided the Smithfield Original Recipe Loin Filet would work best with this fried rice. Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork is a perfect and easy meal solution for any night of the week. It gives you “Real Flavor Real Fast.” Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork is available in a variety of flavors across Tenderloins, Loin Filets, and Roast.
To begin, I diced about one pound of the pork into bite-sized cubes. I seasoned lightly with some salt and sauteed over medium-high heat for about 7 minutes. They should be golden brown on the outside. Remove from the pan and set aside.
Next, sauté the chopped onion, corn, peas, carrots and garlic over medium heat. Add the rice and cook a few minutes. Make a well in the center of the rice and add two beaten eggs. Stir until the eggs are scrambled and broken into pieces. Season with sesame oil, light soy sauce and some chopped scallions. Add the cooked pork back into the fried rice and stir. Cook two minutes more until heated through.
My family eats this Easy Pork Fried Rice as a meal in itself. I love the idea of rice bowls. They are a hot trend right now. Add some delicious protein like the Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork and you have a hearty, satisfying meal in only 30 minutes. That’s a win on a busy weeknight! Of course, you can certainly serve this as a side too, especially if you are going all out and cooking a full Chinese take-out at home.
Here’s another tip. This recipe does not use the entire pork. I froze the remaining half for a future 30-minute meal like these Grilled Pork Tacos with Corn And Mango Salsa. Even though the weather is turning, you can use a grill pan and cook the pork on the stove.
Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork can be found at your local Walmart. It is located in the meat section of the store. Before you go, be sure to grab this iBotta coupon for $1.00 off your next purchase of Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork.
- 1 lb. Smithfield® Original Pork Loin Filet, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 3 cups cooked brown rice
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- ¾ cup frozen peas and carrots
- ¾ cup frozen corn
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- ½ cup onion, diced
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons sesame oil
- ⅔ cup scallions, chopped
- In a heated wok or skillet, add canola oil. Saute pork cubes for about seven minutes until golden brown. Remove and set aside.
- Add onion, garlic, corn and peas and carrots. Saute until onion is transparent over medium heat. About 3 minutes.
- Add rice and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
- Make a well in the center of the rice and add the eggs. Stir constantly until eggs are thorough scrambled and in small pieces.
- Add pork back into the fried rice.
- Add soy sauce and sesame oil. Stir to incorporate. Cook over medium heat five minutes more.
- Garnish with chopped scallions before serving.
What are your favorite quick weeknight meals you like to make for your family? This Easy Fried Rice recipe is perfect for busy on the go families!