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Some nights you just need to get dinner on the table. This pork fried rice is perfect for those school nights when your creativity and prep time are running low. This simple supper can be on your table in under an hour, is healthy, and kid approved.

This recipe is a very simple method that I learned to make fried rice. I like to use diced pork and frozen mixed veg, but you can substitute any protein or vegetable combo. This is a great way to get rid of leftovers or stray veggies. All of the aspects of the dish, rice, protein, and veg can be prepared in advance, and even frozen so that it only takes about 10 minutes to finish the meal.

This is also a meal that makes great leftovers, or as an on-the-go lunch option.  I will happily eat this cold any day.

 

Pork Fried Rice

Pork Fried Rice

Serves 4

Ingredients:
1 cup of brown rice
3 pork chops or cutlets diced
1 egg
1 16oz package of frozen mixed vegetables
2 Tbsp.. soy sauce
1/2 tsp Chinese 5 spice
1 tsp. sesame oil
Olive Oil
Sesame seeds for garnish

Method:
1. Cook your rice according to the directions and set aside to cool. This can be done as you are prepping the other ingredients or well ahead. Rice freezes very well!
2. Dice your pork into bite sizes pieces and season with the 5 spice. Pull your frozen veg out of the freezer if needed.
3. Heat a large skillet or wok over high heat and add a little bit of oil. Cook your pork through, about 5 to 7 and remove from the pan.
4. Return the pan to the heat and crack your egg directly into the pan. Use a wooden spoon to quickly scramble the egg, and add your rice. Keep mixing the rice and the egg, and add your vegetables and the soy sauce.
5. Keep everything moving over high heat, scraping any bits that stick to the pan. When your veggies and rice are heated through add your pork back to the pan along with the sesame oil. Toss it all together.
6. Sprinkle sesame seeds over everything and serve.

I like to serve this with some sriracha for those who like it a bit spicy.