Make pork fried rice without leftover rice. This simplified recipe comes together quickly, tastes great and starts with uncooked white rice!
If you are in the mood for fried rice, but don’t want to bother with take out, this is for you! MiMi’s recipe makes getting fried rice on the table super simple. You don’t have to have cold leftover rice to get started! Just a few simple ingredients and a simple technique gets you to a delicious meal you’re going to love.
We almost never go out to eat. Our local restaurateurs probably don’t appreciate that fact, but the local grocers are more than happy to keep us well fed.
Sometimes I get a craving for the traditional eating out foods though. Fried rice being one of those things.
In my mind, fried rice is a bit of a tricky recipe. For most recipes you have to have cold leftover rice to get started.
Unlike a Chinese restaurant that makes loads of rice, we rarely just happen to have leftover rice in that kind of quantity. So to make it, I would almost have to make a batch of rice the night before just to have it ready for the next night’s dinner.
Let’s be honest, I’m not usually that prepared and organized during the week. I am lucky to remember to grab meat out of the freezer to thaw the night ahead.
So for years this has kept me from eating fried rice as often as I’d like. My brother did make us a feast with traditional fried rice a few months ago, and that got my taste buds going again.
Recently the craving struck and I remembered that MiMi had shared her recipe for shortcut fried rice a while back. So I dug up the recipe and made it again.
I had forgotten how delicious and easy it is. You start with regular old raw white rice from the pantry, so you can make this any old time!
MiMi uses those thin pork loin chops for hers and it is delicious that way. You could really use just about any protein you like though.
A little bacon would be fun to make bacon fried rice. A little leftover chicken or pork from another meal would be fabulous too.
Making it as written, you can have a tasty dinner on the table in about a half hour and most of that time is hands off. So you can easily make this on a busy weeknight.
This particular meal, I baked some frozen egg rolls while I made the rice. It was a simple and well received weekend lunch.
In the past we have made it with baked crab rangoon egg rolls too. They are a super fun way to get those crab rangoon flavors at home, without having to do any fancy folding. YUM!!
Mimi also made some fortune cookies out of Fruit Roll-ups. Aren’t they adorable?