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Triple Pork Fried Rice

There’s pork fried rice…. And then there’s Triple Pork Fried Rice! I’m bringing you a fried rice recipe that will set the sows a squealin’!

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Have I ever told you how much I love pork?

Pork is by far my favorite source of protein. It’s so rich, juicy, flavorful, and there are so many options of piggy products… Bacon, pork belly, Canadian bacon, pork chops, ham, pork roast, pork tenderloin, rib roast, pork ribs, pepperoni, sausage, ground pork, pulled pork, pork shank, ham hocks. I could go on.

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Most of my favorite meals involve a little porky goodness, even if it’s just bacon grease.

Yet today’s dish is about celebrating pork in all its glory, with a trinity of porky deliciousness.

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A few years 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.)

But I digress, 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.

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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.

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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.

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Triple Pork Fried Rice is a new family favorite for breakfast, lunch or dinner. In fact, you may want it for all three!

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Triple Pork Fried Rice Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Triple Pork Fried Rice, a classic Asian-inspired Hawaiian dish, is comfort food at it's best. This pork fried rice recipe is loaded with bacon, pork and ham.
Servings: 6


  • 4 cups cold cooked rice
  • 12 ounces boneless pork chops, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 8 ounces diced ham
  • 6 ounces thick cut bacon, diced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1-3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon chile garlic sauce or Sriracha
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • Oil if needed


  • Chop all the ingredients and lay them out so they are easy to grab once you start stir frying the rice. Whisk the eggs.
  • Place a wok or skillet over high heat. Once the skillet is piping-hot, add the bacon, and stir until just cooked through and crisp. Remove the bacon and place in a bowl. Add the diced pork to the wok. Stir and saute for 2-3 minutes, then add the ham and cook another 1-2 minutes. Remove and place all pork products in the bowl.
  • Add the eggs to the wok and stir until scrambled and cooked through. Remove and place in the bowl.
  • If the wok is dry, add 1 tablespoon of oil. Then add the onions, carrots, ginger and garlic to the wok. Stir and fry for 1-2 minutes, then dump the rice on top of the veggies. Place the pork and eggs back in the wok and stir.
  • Add soy sauce to taste and chile garlic sauce. Squeeze a couple lime wedges over the rice and mix in the peas. Then stir and cook just until the peas and rice are warmed through.
  • Serve warm with a lime wedge.


NOTES: 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.


Serving: 1cup, Calories: 464kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 31g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 186mg, Sodium: 955mg, Potassium: 514mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 3960IU, Vitamin C: 15.4mg, Calcium: 53mg, Iron: 2mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Hawaiian
Author: Sommer Collier

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77 comments on “Triple Pork Fried Rice”

  1. I see you have a link for: “chile garlic sauce” in the ingredient section of the “TRIPLE PORK FRIED RICE RECIPE” that goes to Amazon. Is this: Huy Fong Chili Garlic Sauce the intended product, or do you recommend something else? Thank you for your feedback.

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  4. Am I blind or is there no rice quantity in the recipe?  I wound up using two packets of Trader Joe’s frozen brown rice which I defrost, then spread out on a cookie sheet and dry in a 140 degree oven for about 30 minutes.   I also added white pepper, a splash of miren, and substituted 1 lb ground pork for the cut pork chop and ham.  The bacon makes it.  I may try it with Spam.  

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  6. Sommer, my wife and I literally just came back from Maui and ate at Kihea Cafe every morning and had the Pork Fried Rice every morning lol. It is incredible. How close does this come? It would make our lives if you accomplished this.

  7. I was looking for a yummy recipe to try with cauliflower rice. This worked perfectly! Since I’m the only one in my family who eats pork, I opted to use turkey bacon, turkey ham, and roasted turkey. It was delicious!! I look forward to making some of the real deal for myself though. There is so substitute for bacon!!! Thanks for this!

  8. I made this recipe for dinner tonight. It was amazingly delicious. You think that three versions of pork may be too much, but it isn’t. I added a little extra chili sauce for more heat along with salt and pepper. My family loved it. Made a ton and I can’t wait for leftovers!

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  11. I absolutely love this dish, I crave it all the time, my husband and I discovered this place and dish our first trip to Maui, I cannot wait to make it! thank you!

  12. Hi! Loved your entry on triple pork fried rice, might give it a try this weekend :) Just a note though, it’s really inappropriate to place your chopsticks vertically into a bowl (at least in the Chinese culture, not sure about Japanese or Korean culture, but I don’t think it’s favored either) because it looks like a person putting in joss sticks into an urn (for praying to the dead or the gods). Here’s a picture of what I’m trying to say – http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/buddhist-prayer-sticks-1367526.jpg. So yeah, basically just try not to put chopsticks vertically into a bowl. Putting it horizontally on the bowl is good though :)

  13. I will definitely be making this, thank you for sharing your recipe, but the pictures of the chopsticks sticking out of the rice… eek!

  14. I think I may have commented on this already but I’m going to go ahead and comment again because IT HAS THREE PORKS! Love it!

  15. This sounds fantastic, Sommer, the only thing better than pork is three times as much pork, right? Love your styling, as always.

  16. Green onions, that’s the key that I messed up in my last try at fried rice. With bacon and sriracha sauce you can’t go wrong ;)

  17. Love your new take on pork fried rice. :) What a great one-dish meal!

  18. I love pork, too. Didn’t you love the food while over in Hawaii? It’s so awesome! Great recipe, Sommer!

  19. hahaha, closet porkaholic. I see nothing wrong with that :D
    This fried rice would make my man one happy camper.

  20. You really can never have too much pork!!

  21. My husband and I love pork so much! This dish looks utterly amazing :)

  22. I love pork…but Ryan is practically obsessed with it. And we both love fried rice. So I think we’ll need to make a batch of this as soon as we get back to Austin! Thank you so much for sharing, my friend!

  23. I could live on fried rice. I am quite certain of it.

  24. Fabulous way to use up leftover rice!

  25. I actually have everything in the fridge! I’m thinking of making this for lunch today for all the HS boys (only 4) that come over everyday for lunch…yes, they’re very spoiled! Thank you for sharing!

  26. I love pork in every capacity too, Sommer. Just went to a restaurant where I had pork bones and tails as a meal. Straight up, so good! I am with ya!

  27. I could totally go for this for a great breakfast! Also great tip about the cold rice, I had no idea.

  28. You had me at triple pork! I have a go to pancetta fried rice recipe but I definitely have to try this!

  29. Super delish, I’m loving all the pork in this!

  30. I’m a porkaholic too! No shame here! Love this rice.

  31. I think I drooled on myself. Thanks.

  32. I love fried rice, Sommer! We have been eating it so much lately. Great one, here!

  33. This must be a pork lover’s dream!

  34. This would be right up the Moyers’ alley……can’t wait to try this! I laughed so hard about the closet pork…….too good!

  35. looking at these pictures is torture~

  36. Does look perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Yum!

  37. Yummy, fried rice is my favorite!

  38. Fabulous dinner idea, girlfriend! And, I thought The Big Lug and I were pork fiends by adding BOTH bacon and ham in our weekend morning scrambles…along with some bacon drippings for good measure! Pinning… xo

  39. Great photos! Not sure if you know that in Chinese culture it’s actually not so good to place chopsticks in that ‘up’ position though? It’s considered as bad luck actually!

    • Tammy, Oh dear! Unfortunately I just learned this today. Good thing this is Hawaiian Fried Rice, not Chinese. ;)

  40. Such a great spring recipe, Sommer! This is my kinda rice!

  41. Straight into my recipe box!

  42. This dish is the Holy Trinity of Pork! Yum. Don’t you love eating stuff like this for breakfast? So much more satisfying.

  43. Yum! This sounds so delicious! Can’t wait to give it a try!!

  44. Yummy! I cant wait to make this for dinner and reap in the praises.

  45. I’m a total pork-aholic too ; )

  46. Looks delish. Nice work!
    Have you looked into the symbolism of upright chopsticks in Chinese culture? They should always be placed on its side;upright chopsticks is a no-no. Just wanted to highlight.

  47. I too came across something similar in Hawaii just a couple of weeks ago. I’ll admit I thought about making a version of my own but I didn’t know where to start. So I’ll start here. GREG

  48. I mean does fried rice get any better than this! LOVE it

  49. I was just thinking that this reminds me of a place on Maui that we go when when we’re there and I always get their fried rice for breakfast. It’s only the best thing ever!

  50. Seriously….I think I can smell it from all the way across the US. I LOVE pork fried rice! Looks amazing Sommer.

  51. Yum! What a great sounding recipe. I also just came across your site through a post on Facebook – I love the name of it. Can’t wait to check out more of your recipes.

  52. I love pork too ~ this fried rice would be LOVED by everyone in my family.

  53. woah! This recipe is pork-ilicious (is that a word… it is now)! Looks amazing!

  54. Closet Porkaholic is possibly the funniest thing I have ever heard in all my days.

    This rice looks so fab!!!

  55. I’d take a bowl for breakfast! Delicious!

  56. This is my husbands favorite dish. I have to try this!!!

  57. I am officially drooling. MUST. TRY. THIS!

  58. wow, I love the amount of pork in this dish! it’s definitely calling my name!! i love your bowls :)

  59. I love everything about this fried rice. EVERYTHING.

  60. I love Hawaii – it’s one of my favorite places to vacation (wish we could go more often). Next time we’re on Maui, will have to check out Kihei cafe – that fried rice sounds so tempting! So glad you were able to recreate it at home.

  61. Great dinner idea!

  62. My kids scarf any kind of fried rice. I can’t wait to try your porky version!

  63. Now that’s how you enjoy some pork!

  64. Love this! I mean how delicious is fried rice and you make quick, easy and healthier at home! score!

  65. This is brilliant, Sommer!!! I was seriously OBSESSED with pork fried rice growing up. Our family ate at a local Chinese restaurant every Saturday for lunch, and I ordered this for about 15 years. :)

    The triple pork sounds fabulous!

  66. I think I’d have to set aside my pescatarian ways to try a bite of this gorgeous fried rice.

  67. Ohhhh this sounds perfect!