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Easy Pork Fried Rice

Easy Pork Fried Rice

A side dish, ala Benihana, this recipe for Easy Pork Fried Rice makes great use of left-over rice and pork but can also be made with chicken or shrimp.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course, Other sides, Rice & Grains
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2 servings
Calories 198 kcal


  • 1 teaspoon neutral oil I like grapeseed
  • 1 egg beaten (or more if you like a lot of egg)
  • 3 scallions also known as green onion, green tops chopped, white bottoms sliced, separated
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • ¾ cup diced pork or chicken or shrimp
  • 2 cups day-old cooked rice you could use brown, white, jasmine, just make sure it is cooked ahead of time, covered and refrigerated, best at least overnight, but OK a few days old
  • ½ cup frozen peas or peas and carrots if you choose, unthawed
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce or to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper and additional salt as desired


  • Mix the chopped green onion tops with the egg, mix well. Add a pinch of salt and a dash of pepper. 
  • Heat a wide skillet or wok over medium heat; add the oil, when hot, add ⅓ of the butter along with the egg mixture, scrabble until you have what resembles large-curd scrambled eggs. Move them aside, add the meat, stir-fry until hot, then add another third of the butter along with the rice; stir-fry until the rice is hot and the kernels are separated; season with a few shakes of soy sauce (about 1 - 2 tablespoons); mix well, then add the peas and green onion bottoms along with the remaining butter. Stir well and add soy sauce to taste; allow to cook, without stirring, for 2 - 3 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings. 
    Serves 2 as a main course, or 4 as a side.


Serving: 1gSodium: 426mgFiber: 1gCholesterol: 60mgCalories: 198kcalPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 4gFat: 8gProtein: 9gCarbohydrates: 21g
Keyword easy fried rice, fried rice, fried rice as a side dish
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