Pork Fried Rice
Phew. I thought I had a good Pork Fried Rice recipe before… THIS one is insane. Out with the old and in with the new… which reminds me… New Year’s Eve is tomorrow, how did that happen?! Time is flying by … I can’t believe it. Plans for you?! Staying in? Going out? I’m kind of doing both. Staying IN, at a house that my friend rented for 19 of us, wahoo!! I’m bringing some of this rice with me, which sounds weird, but in the early morning hours, people will be begging for it! I wanted to make a whole smorgasbord of awesome party snacks but time is running out! AH. But seriously – what are you doing for New Years? Do you have any traditional foods that you eat this time of year? Make any resolutions? Man I forgot about that part. I don’t usually make a resolution. I don’t think I have time to think of one anyway! (Okay that’s a lie… ) Well anyhoo… you’ll love this pork fried rice. Especially if you make it with Chinese BBQ Pork (cha siu)…here’s the recipe, it’s SO good.
- 1 tablespoon hot water
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon Shaoxing wine (optional, I substituted dry sherry)
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce* (Or just an additional teaspoon of regular if you don’t have dark)
- ¼ teaspoon white pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 pound Chinese BBQ pork (cha siu) cut into ½ inch chunks.
- 4 cups cooked Jasmine rice (optional to add a tsp. of oil as well)
- ½ cup bean sprouts
- 2 scallions, chopped
- Additional soy sauce, to taste.
- In a small bowl, mix together the hot water, honey, sesame oil, wine, soy sauce, and white pepper. This is the sauce we’ll mix into the rice.
- In a large skillet, (I used a griddle heat the oil on medium heat and add the diced onions. Stir occasionally and cook until the onions are translucent. Don’t cook them too fast.
- Make a little space to crack the eggs and scramble them (or do this on another pan if you need more room).
- Add the pork, and mix in the eggs once they’re scrambled and chopped into finer pieces. Add the rice and mix in the sauce we made in step 1.
- Add the bean sprouts and chopped scallions and continue to mix and cook until everything is nice and warm.
- You can add more soy sauce as desired. This gave it a richer, darker color and added a touch more flavor.
Recipe Source: TheWoksOfLife.com