Made My Own Chinese Pork Fried Rice!

Things have gotten really bad in my neighborhood, all the local Chinese restaurants have totally gone down the crapper. We really like pork fried rice, well at least my family does, I can take it or leave it. We ordered  some the other night and it was absolutely the worst that we have ever had. It was just rice and a few scraps of pork. I knew I could do better.

I went to the web and found many versions of Chines Fried Rice. I settled on the recipe from the Recipe Zaar web site. It looked a lot like the Fried Rice we used to get from the local Chinese restaurants. Of course I added my own touches.

I added some season salt and pepper, cooked the pork BBQ style, add some ground ginger, and some fresh garlic. I also added some oriental brown gravy sauce.

OK lets going.

I cooked the pork in the oven till done. I added some season salt, season pepper, granulated garlic and beer to the pan and cooked covered with aluminum foil at 375 degrees. I finished the pork on the grill and coated it with some Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce. Save 1/2 cup of the pan drippings for later when you make the fried rice.

Cooking Time: 10 to 15 min.
Prep Time: 1 to 2 hours (for the pork)

3/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 1/2 tablespoons oil
3 eggs, lightly beaten (or more eggs if you like)
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
6 dashes Tabasco
8 ounces cooked country style boneless pork diced
1 1/2 cup finely chopped carrot (very small)
1 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
6 cups cold cooked rice, grains separated (preferably medium grain)
6 green onions, chopped
2 cups bean sprouts
2 tablespoons light soy sauce (add more if you like)
1/2 tsp season salt
1/2 tsp season pepper
1/2 tsp ground ginger
4 cloves garlic minced fine
1/2 cup Pork drippings
1/2 tsp Oriental brown gravy sauce

It important to have all your ingredients ready to go. Nothing is worse than having to stop your fried rice to cut or prep your ingredients.

1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in wok; add chopped onions and stir-fry until onions turn a nice brown color, about 8-10 minutes; remove from wok.

2. Allow wok to cool slightly.

3. Mix egg with 1/2 tsp of soy, 1/2 tsp of sesame oil and 6 dashes Tabasco; set aside.

4. Add 1/2 tbsp oil to wok, swirling to coat surfaces; add egg mixture; working quickly, swirl egg until egg sets against wok; when egg puffs, flip egg and cook other side briefly; remove from wok, and chop into small pieces.

5. Heat 1 tbsp oil in wok; add selected meat to wok, along with carrots, peas, cooked onion, garlic and seasonings ; stir-fry for 2 minutes.

6. Add 1/4 cup pork drippings and 1/2 tsp brown gravy sauce; let simmer 1 minute

7. Add rice, green onions, and bean sprouts, tossing to mix well; stir-fry for 3 minutes.

8. Add 2 tbsp of light soy sauce, chopped egg and 1/4 cup pork drippings to rice mixture and fold in; stir-fry for 1 minute more; serve.

9. Set out additional soy sauce on the table, if desired..


2 Responses to “Made My Own Chinese Pork Fried Rice!”

  1. Lisa says:

    I was wondering…is it possible to swap the white for brown rice?

  2. Chef Benwa says:

    Sure, I think that would be great.

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