An easy, veggie-loaded spicy pork fried rice that comes together in just 25 minutes!
How was your Memorial Day weekend? Did you travel? We stayed in town, but it was nice to have a day off and some extra play time with the kiddos. We made it to the pool (3 times!), had a cookout, waved a flag and said a quiet thanks to all of those who sacrificed to make these things possible.
We also said happy birthday to our chocolate lab puppy Dixie, who is now 7 years old and not a puppy at all. Still sweet as ever though!
After a weekend of all American food and fun, I’m bringing you another quick and easy weeknight dinner.
And you know a dinner is delicious when you fight with your husband over the leftovers. We couldn’t get enough of this spicy pork fried rice!
I love the balance of flavors – the sweet, tender vegetables (and I like to use LOTS of veggies in my fried rice), the fluffy rice, the meaty pork pieces and the silky soy sauce running all over everything.
Plus, the spicy sriracha sauce infuses such a great background heat and is cooled down with the crisp cucumber spirals that add so much freshness to the final dish.
We didn’t end up adding any extra sriracha at the table and this was perfectly spicy for us – not burning our mouths but had a kick.
And it was addictive! My husband and I had seconds that night and did battle over the leftovers a couple days later (I won. Cook’s advantage ;)) Just means I will be making it again soon! And again and again after that.
Which is great because it’s so fast and easy — ready in under 30 minutes — and is full of veggies. And it uses my new favorite shortcut, ground pork, which I also used for my quick and easy pork and broccoli slaw stir fry.
If you want to tone down the heat, you could skip the sriracha (a travesty, in my opinion, but I know not everyone loves spicy like I do). You can also add it only at the table so that this fried rice is more kid-friendly. We make these adjustments often because my little ones are still warming up to spicy foods.
M will dramatically grab at her tongue and tell me something is “too spicy for my mouth.” I love the way she phrases it. 🙂
I hope you give this easy pork fried rice a try soon.
Cheers to a short work week! And enjoy!