The pork chops last night were great–but we still had about 3/4 of one left over. Tonight I used it to make up some fried rice. I had leftover rice from dinner last night. Fried rice comes out a bit better if the rice you use is leftover and dried out a bit, but if you’re stuck just cook up the rice first thing.
My kids like to add extra soy sauce at the table.
This works well with a variety of meat and vegetables. If you suspect you’re going to end up with some leftover meat from something one night that would work well, just cook up the rice that night so you can make it with leftover rice. It goes together quickly once you’ve got things sliced or chopped so it’s a great weeknight dinner.
Fried Rice with Pork
- 3 cups cooked rice
- 4 Tbs oil divided
- 1/2 an onion, sliced in big slices
- 4 ounces diced leftover meat, raw or cooked
- 1 Tbs soy sauce
- 1 carrot, peeled and shredded
- 2 stalks carrot, thinly sliced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 3 green onions, sliced
- Heat 1 Tbs of the oil in a large skillet (or wok) on medium high heat. Add the onion and cook a minute or so, stirring frequently. You want it soft and just beginning to brown.
- If the meat is raw, add it and cook a minute or so until done.
- Add the vegetables and cook, stirring frequently, until crisp tender, a minute or two.
- If the meat is cooked, add and heat through, another minute, stirring.
- Add the garlic and stir a minute or less and then remove the meat and vegetables from the pan and put them in a bowl to keep while you cook the rice.
- Heat the other 3 Tbs of oil in the pan until hot, then add the rice and stir 2-3 minutes. Add the beaten egg in and stir, cooking until done, another minute or so. Add the meat and vegetables and stir to heat through.