Pork Teriyaki Fried Rice – Leftover rice, extra teriyaki glaze, pork on sale, some eggs and veggies and you have a quick dinner ready in less than 30 minutes.I might have mentioned a time or two that I love fried rice. I have several different types on the blog now HERE, HERE, and HERE so when the stars align in the form of extra leftover rice and very little time on my hands, fried rice seems to be the outcome. And I’m ok with that!
Since Elizabeth has started school, our time together to just chill has become scant. Our mornings are hurried, as neither of us are huge morning fans, particularly if I have wake her up vs allowing her to wake naturally. If there was ever a 5 year old who could use some coffee in the morning…it’s mine.
She usually goes to daycare after school and is there until dinnertime. Once she comes home, it’s dinner, homework and back to bed, not leaving much time for us. I should mention she goes to bed early…somewhere between 6:30-7:30 pm on school nights or the mornings are unbearable. You can see why sometimes dinners need to be quick. Fried rice is both of our favorite and I can get veggies, protein, and carb (which she needs more than I do, but hey) all in one pot. The only I might love more than fried rice are lettuce wraps…which reminds me, it’s been awhile since I made those.
Pork Teriyaki Fried Rice
- 1 lb thin-cut pork chops; sliced into strips
- 1 carrot; diced
- 1/2 small onion; diced
- 4 green onions; diced (divided white and green parts)
- 3 cups cooked rice
- 1/2 cup teriyaki glaze
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 2 eggs; scrambled
- Sriracha; to taste (I used 1 tsp)
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
In a wok or large pan, scramble the eggs and then set aside.
Add 1 tbsp sesame oil to the wok/pan and allow it to get hot; add the strips of pork and cook; about 3-5 minutes, depending on thickness.
Add the carrots, onion, and white parts of green onions, cook for an additional 2-4 minutes, then remove from pan and set aside.
Add the remaining sesame oil and allow it to come up to heat.
Add the rice, string constantly to mix the rice into the oil.
Once the rice is heated through and browning, add the meat, veggies, and egg back to the pan and toss in the black pepper, green onions, peas, teriyaki glaze, and sriracha. Mix well and cook for about 2 minutes, or until everything is well blended and heated through.
Serve and Enjoy.