There’s pork fried rice…. and then there’s Triple Pork Fried Rice! I’m bringing you a pork fried rice recipe that will set the sows a squealin’.
Have I ever told you how much I love pork?
Of course I have.
My “About Me” Page used to read that I was a closet porkaholic. I decided that didn’t sound very nice, so I took it off. But certainly not because I feel any different.
Pork is by far my favorite source of protein. It’s so rich, juicy, flavorful, and there are so many options of piggy products. You’ve got: bacon, pork belly, canadian bacon, pork chops, ham, pork roast, pork loin, rib roast, pork ribs, pepperoni, sausage, ground pork, pulled pork, pork shank, ham hocks…. I could go on.
Most of my favorite meals involve a little porky flavor, even if it’s just bacon grease. But today’s dish is about celebrating pork in all its glory, with a trinity of porky deliciousness.
A little over a year ago, Lt. Dan and I went to Hawaii for a wedding. (Note to Friends: I would prefer if all future weddings were held in tropical places.)
It had been a while since we had traveled without the kids, and we were able to rest and really enjoy each other’s company without the wee ones present.
One of our most memorable meals was at a little diner on Maui called the Kihei Cafe. They served triple pork fried rice for breakfast. An enormous pile of sizzling hot rice with bacon, ham and diced pork generously dabbled throughout.
Kihei Cafe’s pork-tastic rice dish left such an impression, I had to come home and create my own version.
This simple Triple Pork Fried Rice is amplified by the addition of bacon and ham, on top of the traditional seared bits of pork chop. The rice is fried right in the bacon grease to enhance the pork essence. Scrambled eggs, garlic, ginger, onions, sweet peas and carrots help balance the porky overload.
Triple Pork Fried Rice is a new family favorite for breakfast, lunch or dinner. In fact, you may want it for all three!
Prep all the ingredients and lay them in order before you start; cooking fried rice is a fast process.
Make sure the wok or skillet is smoking hot before adding any ingredient.
The key to a really good fried rice recipe is to use cold rice. Leftover refrigerated rice is firm and a little dry. So it can withstand the stirring and tossing without getting mushy.
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