Quick Pork Fried Rice


A great recipe for leftover pork chops, roasts, and more. A few bits from the fridge turn into a tasty dinner in less than 45 minutes. If I have a leftover grilled pork or the tail of a roast, I'll freeze it until I have enough for this dish. You can also use chicken or substitute some of the veggies for what you have on hand when cleaning out the fridge. Serve with sweet Thai chili sauce on the side.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh mushrooms

  • 6 cups cooled cooked rice

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil, divided

  • 1 ½ cups cubed cooked pork

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, finely chopped

  • 3 stalks celery, diced

  • ½ small onion, diced

  • 1 large carrot, diced

  • ½ red bell pepper, diced

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 3 green onions, finely chopped


  1. Heat 2 teaspoons vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir mushrooms until liquid has evaporated, and mushrooms are browned, about 15 minutes. Set mushrooms aside.

  2. Fluff cooked rice with a fork and stir in 1 tablespoon vegetable oil to separate the grains. Set aside.

  3. Heat remaining 3 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Cook and stir pork, garlic, and ginger until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add celery, onion, and carrot. Cook and stir until vegetables begin to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in bell pepper and cooked mushrooms just until combined.

  4. Add in cooked rice, lightly tossing until rice is heated through and thoroughly combined with pork and vegetables. Stir in soy sauce, remove from heat, and sprinkle green onions over the top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

381 Calories
13g Fat
49g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 381
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 202mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 16mg 82%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 401mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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