Pork and vegetable fried rice

7
5
5
Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
27 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
17 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Fried rice is best made from cold cooked rice, so it’s best to purchase the rice from your favorite Chinese takeout and order more rice than you think you need since you can save the extra for up to four days for making this dish or whenever else you need some. If you prefer to go the homemade route and not bother with the takeout, simply spread the cooked rice out onto a large baking sheet to cool thoroughly before using it. This fried rice recipe features the classic ingredients of pork, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, scallions, carrots, eggs, and peas, but feel free to experiment with your favorites. One of our favorite substitutions is swapping fresh chopped spinach for the peas.

Ingredients

uncooked lean pork tenderloin

½ pound(s), cut into 1⁄4-inch dice

oyster sauce

2 Tbsp

ginger root

2 tsp, fresh, peeled and minced

garlic clove(s)

1 medium clove(s), minced

dark sesame oil

2 tsp

canola oil

2 tsp

uncooked scallion(s)

6 medium, thinly sliced diagonally

uncooked carrot(s)

1 medium, cut into 1⁄4-inch dice

egg(s)

1 large, lightly beaten

cooked white rice

2 cup(s), cold

low sodium soy sauce

1 Tbsp

frozen green peas

1 cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Combine the pork, 1 tablespoon of the oyster sauce, the ginger, garlic, and 1 teaspoon of the sesame oil in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. Heat the canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until the pork begins to brown, about 3 minutes.
  3. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the chopped scallions for garnish. Add the remaining scallions and the carrot to the pork in the skillet. Cook, stirring constantly, until the vegetables are tender, about 3 minutes. Add the egg, stirring quickly and constantly with a wooden spoon until the egg begins to set, about 2 minutes.
  4. Stir the rice, soy sauce, the remaining 1 tablespoon oyster sauce, and the remaining 1 teaspoon sesame oil into the skillet. Cook, stirring frequently, until the rice is heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in the peas and cook, stirring, until heated through, about 2 minutes. Serve sprinkled with the reserved 2 tablespoons scallions. Yields 1 cup per serving.

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