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Pork fried rice with double the pork! Using leftover Asian style ribs and adding bacon this will please any pork lover!
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Raise your hand, who wants a double satisfying pork fried rice? If you raised your hand, read on! One of the best parts is it is a super easy dinner, perfect for a quick weeknight meal.
A couple of weeks ago I posted Crockpot Asian Style Ribs which becomes very handy in this recipe. My husband and I never finish an entire rack of these Asian style ribs on our own so we always save the extra tender meat and some sauce for double pork fried rice!
How did you come up with this recipe?
Fried rice by itself isn’t rocket science, it’s a fairly easy meal to make. A few years ago my husband and I decided to make fried rice for dinner as we were trying to cut back on going out to eat. We had a basic idea but we decided to go through a few recipes, picking and choosing what components we liked best from a couple until we came up with our own staple. One of our favorite ingredients to put into fried rice is bacon. I mean come on who doesn’t love bacon!
One time we made the Crockpot Asian Style Ribs and instead of just reheating the leftovers like we usually do we thought what the hell lets do pork fried rice and add the ribs to our fried rice. So we did and holly cow (or should I say pig) was it amazing! Now every time we make these Asian style ribs we wind up adding the leftovers to the fried rice, and that’s how my double pork fried rice was created!
Do I have to use the Asian style ribs for the fried rice?
Yes and No. If you want this to be super quick and easier on yourself I would say yes, make the Asian style ribs and rice the day before have it as one meal and save on to the leftovers.
If you don’t want to make the Asian style ribs you don’t have to. I haven’t tried using another kind of flavored rib but I am confident that as long as your pork meat is nice and tender you can add extra seasoning ingredients to get that Asian inspired fried rice flavor! If you really want more authentic Asian flavor I would not recommend something with Spanish or Mexican seasonings since that just won’t compliment the fried rice.
So you see if you don’t mind adding more ingredients you can totally skip making the Asian style ribs and maybe if you have leftover BBQ ribs that meat can be used as a substitution but you’ll obviously have to flavor up the double pork fried rice.
What is in your double pork fried rice?
Most authentic fried rice recipes have peas, carrots, celery, scallions, garlic, onion, and egg sometimes they have mushrooms too. My husband and I make the fried rice based on our preferences so we took away the peas and the scallions but add in peppers. Generally, we try to use vegetables we have on hand to use in the dish but for the most part, we always have the ginger paste, garlic, eggs, onions, and bacon. Carrots, celery, and peppers are add-ins we use if we have them.
How do you cook fried rice?
I like to make the rice part in the instant pot. I love doing things that are super hands-off when it comes to cooking and the IP does an amazing job at making perfectly cooked jasmine rice! If you prefer the stovetop method you are more than welcome to do it that way but if you have an instant pot I honestly think it’s so much easier. We usually make the rice ahead of time because colder rice fries better.
Once our jasmine rice is perfectly cooked set it to the side in a separate bowl. I always make the bacon and egg first in a smaller pan and set those to the side. If you’re like me and love extra flavor take a tablespoon of the bacon grease and add it to a large 12-inch skillet along with some sesame oil and chili oil. Add your veggies (excluding the garlic and ginger paste) cook until your onions are translucent then add the garlic and ginger paste until fragrant, be careful not to burn the garlic! Next, add in the rice once the rice is added in, mix it with the veggies for a min and throw in a tablespoon of butter or a dash more of oil making sure to break up your rice. I then take the leftover sauce from the Asian style ribs and add in the rib meat to the rice. Continue to cook until your rice and rib meat are hot. Salt, pepper to taste, and if needed add sugar (particularly if you don’t use the sauce from the ribs). Add in your eggs and bacon from earlier and cook on medium until everything is hot, serve!
Can I leave the meat out?
Well, you can but then you won’t have double pork fried rice. If you want plain fried rice you can follow the list of ingredients for not using the Asian style rib recipe and leave out the meats. If you like another meat you can surely add that or if you are vegan add some more vegetables or tofu.
Double Pork Fried Rice
- 12-inch skillet
Using leftover Asian style ribs
- 2 cups pre-cooked jasmine fried rice you can also use white
- 6 slices bacon
- 2 eggs
- 1 onion diced
- 1 pepper diced
- 2 carrots peeled and diced
- 2 celery stalks diced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 tsp ginger paste
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp chili oil optional
- 1 tsp bacon fat optional
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup leftover Asian style rib sauce
- 4 leftover ribs or more
- salt and pepper to taste
Not Using Asian Style Ribs
- 4 tender cooked leftover ribs optional, vegan or different meat
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1 1/2 tbsp rice wine
- 1 tbsp prepared Korean stir fry sauce
- 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
- 1 tsp oyster sauce optional
- In a small pan cook the bacon until fat melts, set aside to cool. Use same pan from the bacon & reserve a tsp of bacon fat then add pam to the pan and scramble the egg, set to the side. Cut up bacon and set to the side.
- Heat a large pan on medium-high heat with oils then add vegetables cooking (excluding garlic and ginger paste) until onions are translucent about 5 mins.
- Add garlic and ginger paste cook until fragrant being careful not to burn the garlic. About 30 seconds to a min.
- Add rice to the pan, add butter or you can add more sesame oil instead. De-clump rice; once mostly broken up add in your rib sauce and meat, cook until hot. If you are not using Asian style ribs and sauce add all seasoning ingredients excluding bacon & egg.
- Salt and pepper to taste, cook until everything is hot, taste before adding bacon & egg. If you are not using the Asian style sauce and ribs you may need a bit more sugar.
- Once the rice tastes to your liking add egg & bacon. Toss rice together until bacon & eggs are incorporated and hot, serve immediately.
Double Pork Fried Rice is a favorite in our home and I hope it will become a favorite in yours! If you make this recipe or any of my other ones please tag me on social media!
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