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Pork with Garlic Rice

Pork with Garlic Rice Recipe

Pork with Garlic Rice is one of my family’s favourite meals. It is so simple to throw together and super quick to cook without skimping on flavour, making it the ultimate midweek meal. Day-old rice is transformed into fragrant garlic fried rice, and the pork mince is caramelised in a dark, sticky sauce. It’s finished with a fried egg with a gooey centre (see the recipe notes for how to cook the perfect fried egg!) and crunchy, fresh vegetables. Customise with your choice of vegetables, fresh herbs and chilli.

Can you make Pork with Garlic Rice ahead of time?

Pork with Garlic rice can made ahead of time and refrigerated for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave. Not suitable to freeze.

Is Pork with Garlic Rice suitable for leftovers?

Yes, you can refrigerate Pork with Garlic Rice for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave.

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Pork with Garlic Rice Recipe

Pork with Garlic Rice

  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x

Ingredients

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Pork

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic. freshly minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger, freshly minced
  • 500 g pork mince/ground pork
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup tamari (or all-purpose soy sauce)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Rice

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic, freshly minced
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 2 cups cooked rice (see note 1)
  • 1 spring onion/scallion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp tamari (or all-purpose soy sauce)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil

To serve

  • 4 fried eggs (see note 2)
  • 2 cucumbers, cut into chunks
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 bunch of coriander/cilantro, leaves picked
  • 2 tbsp fried shallots
  • 2 tbsp chilli in oil, to serve (optional)

Instructions

Pork

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet on high heat.
  2. Add the garlic and ginger. Cook, stirring for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the pork mince and cook for 2-3 minutes until browned.
  4. Add the rice wine vinegar, tamari and brown sugar. Stir to coat pork, then cook for 5 minutes. Do not stir during this time; this will allow the sauce to caramelise.
  5. Remove from heat and set aside while you prepare the rice.

Rice

  1. Heat the olive oil on high heat. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant.
  2. Add the peas and corn, and cook until defrosted, 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add rice, and cook for 1 minute until heated through.
  4. Remove from the heat, and add spring onion, tamari and sesame oil. Stir through to coat.

To serve

  1. Serve rice piled with pork and a fried egg on top. Serve cucumbers, tomatoes and coriander on the side. Sprinkle with fried shallots and chilli in oil if using.

Notes

Note 1 – Day-old rice works beautifully in this recipe. If you are using freshly cooked rice, follow the above recipe but add the rice last to stop it from overcooking.

 

Note 2 – Cook the perfect fried egg using medium-low heat and place the lid on your pan in the last 2 minutes of cooking. It helps the top cook through!

MAKE AHEAD

Pork with Garlic rice can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave. Not suitable to freeze.

LEFTOVERS

Pork with Garlic rice can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave. Not suitable to freeze.

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Pork, Pork with Garlic Rice
  • Method: pan

Keywords: Pork with Garlic Rice, Pork with Garlic Rice recipe

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  1. I make this at least once a week! Whole family loves it – even my 18 month old 🙂 Best flavors and so easy to make!

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