Meal Idea Monday: Pork Fried Rice From Inspired2Cook!

30 May
Hello! My name is Andrea and I’m a stay-at-home mom and author of Inspired2cook, a blog filled with recipes and cooking tips. Here’s a delicious recipe for fried rice. Not only do you get all the food groups in one dish (protein, carbs, veggies), it’s also super quick and easy to make.I used ground turkey instead of ground pork and it worked great! It’s important to use cold leftover rice because freshly-made rice will turn into a mushy mess…and nobody wants to eat that! Serve the fried rice with your favorite Asian hot sauce.To find more great recipes, visit me at http://www.inspired2cook.com/Pork (or Turkey) Fried Rice
-recipe from Martha Stewart Everyday Food

Keep leftover rice on hand to whip up this one-pot dish. It’s an economical, tasty supper that’s faster than takeout. Leftover cooked rice is perfect in this dish because it won’t stick together in the skillet. For a lighter version, substitute ground turkey for the pork. Serves 4.

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons plus 1/4 teaspoon soy sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1 bunch scallions, white and green parts separated and thinly sliced
1/2 pound ground pork
2 carrots, shredded
1/2 cup frozen peas
2 cups cooked white rice (about 3/4 cup uncooked rice)
2 tablespoons rice vinegar

In a wok or large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over high. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, lightly beat eggs with 1/4 teaspoon soy sauce to combine. Add eggs to wok and swirl to coat bottom of pan. Cook, without stirring, until almost set, 1 minute, then fold in thirds with a spatula. Transfer cooked eggs to a work surface and cut into 1/2-inch pieces.

Add 1 tablespoon oil to wok and swirl to coat. Add garlic, ginger, and scallion whites and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add pork and cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until just cooked through, about 3 minutes. Add carrots, peas, and rice and stir to combine. Add cooked egg, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, and vinegar and cook, stirring constantly, until rice is coated, about 1 minute. Let cook, undisturbed, until warm, about 1 minute. Top with scallion greens and serve.

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2 Responses to “Meal Idea Monday: Pork Fried Rice From Inspired2Cook!”

  1. Darlene June 1, 2011 at 7:45 am #

    I just found your site and blog – what a fabulous idea. Do you ever do vegetarian recipes? I dont eat or cook meat, though I will eat chicken and fish occasionally. How about a category of vegetarian?
    Thanks Darlene

    • Lisa @ Food Tidings June 1, 2011 at 8:48 pm #

      Hi Darlene! I’m so glad you found us! I’m curious as to how you stumbled upon our site? I love hearing about how people hear about Food Tidings. I see that you’re from Canada- that is so great! I don’t believe I’ve done any vegetarian recipes yet, and I think that is a fabulous idea. Thank you for the comment, and if you ever have any other questions or ideas, don’t hesitate to give us a shout out! Take Care,
      Lisa Shepherd

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