Pork Fried Rice Recipe - One-Pot, 30-Minute Dinner! (2024)

This “better than take-out” Chinese Pork Fried Rice Recipecomes together in under 30 minutes! Loaded with bacon and pork loin, kids and adults go nuts for this!

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This pork fried rice recipe is on my easy weeknight dinner rotation because not only is it SO easy to make, but it’s SO GOOD!

I’m ALL about fresh, fast flavor and this recipe totallydelivers! Skip the Chinese take-out and make this homemade easy pork fried rice recipe instead. Trust me! Who’s ready for restaurant-quality fried rice in fewer than 30 minutes? I am!


This recipe is packed with the best ingredients— and I bet you have most of them on hand already!

  • Butter– adds a rich, buttery flavor to the pork and veggies.
  • Pork Loin Filet– use Smithfield Applewood Smoked Bacon Fresh Pork Loin Filet for maximum flavor.
  • Frozen Veggies– I used a stir fry blend of broccoli, soybeans, carrots, and water chestnuts.
  • Eggs– scrambled to fluffy perfection.
  • Garlic– gives a nutty kick of flavor.
  • Soy Sauce– adds additional saltiness and umami flavor to enhance the pork and bacon flavor.
  • Seasoned Rice Vinegar– adds a delicious tang.
  • Hoisin– gives the rice some extra sweetness to balance out the savory flavors.
  • Chili Garlic Sauce– adds some spice. Use as much or as little as you like.
  • White Rice– leftover chilled rice is your best friend for this recipe!
  • Sesame Oil, Cilantro, Green Onions, Sesame Seeds, Sriracha– optional garnishes!

Pro tip

If you can’t find the Smithfield Applewood Smoked Bacon Fresh Pork Loin Filet, use whatever cubed pork loin you have on hand, and throw in some diced bacon!

How to make

Making pork fried rice is so quick and easy. Less than 30 minutes and you’ve got a well-rounded meal ready to go!

  1. Cook pork in a large, nonstick skillet.
  2. Add in frozen veggies and cook.
  3. Push the pork/veggie mixture to the side then melt butter and scramble eggs on the empty side of the skillet.
  4. Stir the pork/veggie mixture and the eggs together then add in garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, hoisin, chili garlic sauce, and rice.
  5. Serve with optional garnishes and enjoy!

Pro tip

Make a double batch! Leftovers are amazing!

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What is the best rice to use for pork fried rice?

Medium or long grain white rice is the best rice for pork fried rice, because it’s sturdy enough to not fall apart and also isn’t overly soft, so it won’t clump together and turn to mush when “fried”. Be sure to use unseasoned, chilled leftover rice for the best results.

If you’d like to mix it up a bit, feel free to use other types of rice like brown, wild, or even quinoa! PSST – check out this quinoa fried rice recipe!

Do i cook the rice before frying it?

Yes!Definitelycook your rice before frying it. Then let it cool completely before placing it into an airtight container in the fridge. I like to make my rice the day before. The colder the rice, the better!

Pro tip

If cooking rice intimidates you, just use instant rice. No judgement here . . . I hardly ever use anything else! 😉

Does my rice need to be cold?

Chilling your rice before cooking it into the rest of your ingredients allows it to dry up a little bit which really gives it that crispy fried rice texture. I highly recommend chilling the rice for as long as possible before using it in your pork fried rice.

Pro tip

If you’re short on time, cook up some instant rice, then spread it out on a baking sheet and stick it in the freezer for a few minutes to cool it off quickly!

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  • Use cold rice.Cold rice fries better than warm rice because it’s more dry and less sticky.
  • Use butter.Oil isfine, but use butter if you can. It just tastes THAT much better and really gives the rice that crispy texture and buttery flavor we all love.
  • Customize it. Play around with your sauces and seasonings. I like mine extra spicy so I usually add in more chili garlic sauce at the end.

How many calories are in pork fried rice?

This pork fried rice recipe contains roughly 330 calories per serving (and serves four people.)

Can i make this gluten-free?

This recipe can easily be made gluten-free using a gluten-free variety of soy sauce like coconut aminos or tamari.

As always, be sure to check your all products to verify that they are certified gluten-free.

Pro tip

On a low-carb diet? Check out my cauliflower fried rice recipe!


  • Use a different meat. Try it with another meat like beef, chicken, or shrimp.
  • Use a different rice or grain. Brown rice, quinoa, cauliflower “rice”, etc.
  • Make it vegetarian. Just leave the meat out. Feel free to supplement with more veggies or tofu.
  • Add pineapple.Add some freshly chopped or canned pineapple for a fun, fruity twist.

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How to store

This pork fried rice can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. I don’t recommend freezing this recipe.

To reheat, just pop it in the microwave or fry it back up in your skillet so it’s crispy.

– Jennifer

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This "better than take-out" Chinese Pork Fried Rice Recipecomes together in under 30 minutes! Loaded with bacon and pork loin, kids and adults go nuts for this!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 people

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  • 2 tablespoons unsaltedbutter divided
  • 1/2 pound Smithfield Applewood Smoked Bacon Marinated Fresh Pork Loin Filet cubed into large bite sized pieces
  • 1-2 cups frozen diced veggies I used a broccoli, soybeans, carrots, and water chestnuts blend
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili garlic sauce plus more to taste, if you want more spice
2 cups leftover unseasoned cooked white rice chilled in the fridge

Optional Garnishes

  • Sesame oil
  • Cilantro
  • Green onions
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sriracha


  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large non stick pan over medium/medium high heat.

  • Add in fresh pork and let cook for about 7 minutes.

  • Add in frozen veggies* and continue cooking for another 7 minutes, or until pork has cooked and the veggies are tender.

  • Push cooked pork and veggies to the side.

  • Melt remaining tablespoon of butter in the pan.

  • Add in beaten eggs and scramble.

  • Stir pork/veggies into eggs.

  • Add in garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, hoisin, chili garlic sauce, and rice.

  • Stir until the rice has warmed through.

  • Serve with optional garnishes and enjoy!

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Room Temp:N/A

Refrigerator:4-5 Days


Reheat:Microwave or re-fry until heated.

*Storage times may vary based on temperature and conditions


*My veggies needed 7 minutes to cook, yours may differ depending on what veggies you have. The pork needs about 10-15 minutes to cook depending on the size of your cubes, so add the veggies in accordingly.

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Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Pork Fried Rice

Amount Per Serving

Calories 323 Calories from Fat 108

% Daily Value*

Fat 12g18%

Saturated Fat 5g31%

Trans Fat 1g

Polyunsaturated Fat 1g

Monounsaturated Fat 2g

Cholesterol 157mg52%

Sodium 715mg31%

Potassium 401mg11%

Carbohydrates 33g11%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 3g3%

Protein 21g42%

Vitamin A 2465IU49%

Vitamin C 4.7mg6%

Calcium 38mg4%

Iron 1.6mg9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*Note: Nutrition information is estimated and varies based on products used.

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Course: Main Dish

Cuisine: Chinese

This post was originally published August 22, 2018 and has been updated to provide more detailed content.

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