Healthier Pork Fried Rice

After spending 2 hours in traffic due to the crazy weather (tornadoes, flash floods, thunderstorms, torrential rain), I was glad to have something so easy to cook last night. I have been cooking this recipe for so long I don’t need a recipe anymore. It goes great with any sort of protein and reheats beautifully. I also have done this recipe  many times with brown rice, which works just fine.

Cook the rice with the ginger:

Slice and season the pork:

Cook the pork on a grill pan:

Chop up the ginger, garlic and green onion:

Cook these for 2 minutes:

Add thawed peas and carrots:

Add eggs:


Add rice ( make sure you have removed large slices of ginger from pan first):

Add pork, soy sauce and hoisin: 


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Healthier Pork Fried Rice:

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 30 min

Serves: 3 people


  • 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.

4. Serve and enjoy!



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