Pork Fried Rice

Chinese take-out isn’t something that makes it into our home. The Chinese food you get from local restaurants is full of added sugars, which my husband’s body can’t tolerate. So we’ve come up with a homemade version of pork fried rice that doesn’t contain sugar and is fresh and delicious!

It’s really simple to make and as long as you have the pork and rice cooked beforehand, it makes a great weeknight dinner!

I use country-style pork ribs for this recipe. Just place them in a slow cooker for 3 hours without liquid or salt. After 2 hours add salt, cover again and cook for another hour. They will be falling apart and super juicy!

You can easily replace the pork with chicken if you prefer. Feel free to add your favorite veggies to the recipe as well. It’s very customizable!

I hope you enjoy this recipe!


Pork Fried Rice

Recipe by Whitney – Willowbottom.com
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  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil

  • 2 Eggs

  • 1/2 Onion Diced

  • 1 Carrot Diced

  • 1 Stalk Celery Diced

  • 2 Cloves Garlic Roughly chopped

  • 1 Tbsp Ginger Grated

  • 1/2 Cup Bean Sprouts

  • 1/2 Cup Water chestnuts

  • 1/2 Cup Bamboo Shoots

  • 2 Cups Cooked Pork

  • 3 Cups Cooked Rice Brown or Basmati

  • 3 Green onions Chopped

  • 1 Tbsp Hoisin Sauce See notes for homemade version

  • 2 Tbsp Soy sauce

  • 1 Tsp Sesame oil

  • Black pepper

  • Broccoli, Snap peas, Green beans, yellow squash, zucchini (optional add ins)


  • Whisk eggs well in a bowl.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a pan over med heat.
  • When oil is hot, add eggs and let sit for a few seconds to cook. Scramble and finish cooking. Set aside.
  • Heat the second Tbsp of oil in the same pan and add onion, celery and carrots.
  • Cook until just soft then add garlic, ginger, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, sesame oil and any other veggies you wish.
  • Cook for a few minutes and add rice, pork, black pepper, hoisin sauce and soy sauce, eggs and green onions.
  • Toss until rice is coated well. Serve and enjoy!


  • Store bought hoisin sauce contains a lot of sugar. If you want to make a sugar free version follow my recipe below:
  • 2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Mix all ingredients together in a small pot, whisk on low until blended.

Whitney Stokes

Whitney is a naturalist who started Willowbottom.com in 2018 to encourage natural and sustainable living.

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