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Pork Fried Rice Recipe

entrees, leftoversSheri SpalloneComment

Pork Fried Rice Recipe

Cook Time:  15 minutes  Difficulty: Easy

I love turning today's leftovers into tomorrow's masterpiece, and fried rice is the perfect masquerade for leftover meat and veggies. Score one for Mom!

We used leftover pork In this recipe, but chicken or seafood could easily be substituted, or no meat at all.  You may want to make a double batch because it will disappear right before your eyes!  

I couldn't believe the first time I made this easy recipe...my family had second...and third helpings. I guess that says something about my cooking...either that or it could be we starve our children to force them to eat leftovers;)  Just kidding:)

Ingredients (marinade)

Fried Rice Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons (Tbsp)  olive oil
  • Rotisserie chicken or leftover meat, chopped (We used leftover pork for this recipe)
  • 5 cups cooked white rice (you can substitute brown rice as I often do unbenounced to my family;)
  • 1 teaspoon (tsp) chili powder
  • 1 10 oz. pkg. frozen sweet peas
  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten

Preparation

Combine the peppers and chopped onions and the rest of the marinade ingredients in a large zip-top bag and marinade for at least 30 minutes.  Then remove the peppers and onions with a slotted spoon, reserving the marinade for later.

In the meantime, cook the rice according to directions on the package.

After the peppers and onions have marinated, cook the pepper and onions with 3 Tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet until veggies are slightly tender (depending on the size of the skillet, you may have to make in batches and then mix in a large bowl).

Add rice, peas, chili powder and 1/2 of marinade.  Cook for two minutes on medium stirring constantly. Add eggs and rest of marinade.  Continue to cook and stir, until eggs are cooked.  Hint: If you have a large enough skillet or griddle, move the rice and veggies into a ring with the middle left for the eggs, then mix when egg is cooked.  Here you have it, quick and easy fried rice!  Enjoy:)

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