Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wonderful Wednesday Wrecipes

I had made a pork roast two Sundays ago, with rice as a side dish. The two amigos were jonesing for fast food for the next couple of days, so I ended up throwing the leftover meat & rice into the freezer to deal with later. Pork Fried Rice has always stymied me- it just never tastes as good as a restaurant version when I cook it at home. I found this recipe, and this wasn't too bad. Still not as good as Tiki Buddha (insert your favorite Chinese restaurant name), but tasty and it used up those pesky leftovers:

Pork Fried Rice


2-3 cups cooked rice, preferably refrigerated leftover(I used plain white rice cooked with chicken broth)

1 cup pork, cooked and diced (substitute cooked chicken if desired)

1/2 large onion, diced

1-1/2 cups broccoli slaw mix (prepackaged combination of shredded broccoli, carrots & cabbage)

2 TBSP soy sauce

2 TBSP hoisin sauce

1/2 tsp sesame oil

2 TBSP canola or peanut oil

In small bowl, combine soy sauce, hoisin sauce and sesame oil and set aside.

Heat canola oil in wok over med-high to high heat. Add onion and slaw mix and stir-fry 2-3 minutes or until onion starts to become translucent. Add pork, and stir-fry 2-3 minutes more. Add rice and stir-fry 3-4 minutes, until heated thru. Pour soy sauce mixture over rice and cook an additional 2-3 minutes. Serve.

Next time I'll try adding a small thumb size piece of fresh, minced ginger root to see if that lends that restaurant flavor.

pork fried rice


Linda in MA said...

Thanks for the recipe! I'll see you next Thursday. Our overnight group has grown to 6 people now and should be fun and a lot of work too.

Anna van Schurman said...

I would use oyster sauce instead of hoisin and, if you can find it, dark soy in place of the regular soy. My dad took a Chinese cooking class and that's what his recipe says. But I know what you mean. When my dad cooked the eggs in the wok, it just made them taste different than they do in a regular old frying pan. You need some seasoned steel wok flavoring. Too bad they can't put that in a bottle.

Wanda said... mouth is watering!!!