Recipe for Healthier Pork Fried Rice

Healthier Pork Fried Rice


  • 1 cup long grain rice ( you can use brown rice as well)
  • 2 1/4 inch slices of ginger
  • 6 oz pork tenderloin
  • 1 TBSP Garlic Powder
  • 1 TBSP Onion Powder
  • 1 TBSP Ground Ginger
  • 1 TBSP Ground Pepper
  • 1 TBSP Salt
  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 3 TBSP Ginger, minced
  • 6 Green Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 4 TBSP Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 3 TBSP Hoisin


  1. Prepare Rice: Place 1 cup of rice, 2 cups of water ( or whatever the rice directions say) and the ginger slices in a medium pot. Bring to a boil, cover and them reduce heat to low. Simmer until rice is tender, about 20 minutes. Once done, take ginger slices out of pan.
  2. Prepare pork: Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and a grill pan ( or grill) to high heat). Slice pork tenderloin into 1/2 inch strips and season strips with, garlic, onion, ginger, pepper and salt on both sides. Once the grill pan is hot, add the pork. Cook 3 minutes per side to get some good grill marks. Once done. Place on baking sheet and in over for 2 minutes. Take out of oven set aside and let rest.
  3. In a frying pan or large pan on medium high heat, add olive oil. Once oil is hot, add garlic, ginger and green onion, cooking until onion is tender, about 1 minute ( make sure to stir garlic so it does not burn). Add peas and carrots, stir and cook until vegetables are tender about 3 minutes. Add eggs over veggies and stir till scrambled, about 1 minute. Add rice to pan. Gently fold rice in. Remove from heat. Add Pork, soy sauce and hoisin ( you may want to add more later, but go slow, it gets very strong quickly). Gently stir together till all rice is coated in sauce.


Recipe and Photo: Foodista / CC BY

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