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Pork Fried Rice

Keep leftover rice on hand to whip up this one-pot dish. It's an economical, tasty supper that's faster than takeout.

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  • Servings: 4
Pork Fried Rice

Source: Everyday Food, March 2011

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Cook's Note

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.

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