Minced Pork Fried Rice

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Minced Pork Fried Rice

It is midweek and I need a quick fix for the lunch boxes. Something easy but can still satisfy three large appetites. Time to cook the Ro-Ri household perennial favorite, Minced Pork Fried Rice. This also gives me a chance to use up that half pack of minced pork left in the refrigerator.

I have cooked this Minced Pork Fried Rice many, many times as my boys really like it. I got the idea of adding cauliflower in fried rice from my Mom. She makes a really delicious fried rice with ground chilies, dried shrimp, cauliflower, and green peas. Cauliflower is a great vegetable to use as it will not make the rice soggy. Together with carrots, zucchini, and green peas, there is a nice mix of colors in this fried rice. These vegetables are also easily available and I always have them in the fridge.

Minced Pork Fried Rice

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 2 to 3 servings

Minced Pork Fried Rice


  • ½ lb (450g) minced pork
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup (120g) finely sliced cauliflower
  • 1 small carrot, finely diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • ½ cup (75g) frozen green peas
  • 3 cups cooked white rice (preferably kept overnight)
  • Salt and pepper


Marinade minced pork with 1 tbsp soy sauce and pepper for 10 minutes.

In a large non-stick pan, heat canola oil. Add minced pork. Using spatula, break minced pork into chunks. Allow meat to brown.

Stir in minced garlic. Then add cauliflower, carrots, and zucchini. Cook for a couple of minutes. Add frozen peas and continue to cook for another 2 minutes.

Add rice, salt, pepper, and remaining 2 tablespoon soy sauce. Stir to get everything well mixed and cook until rice is dry and fluffy. This will take 4 to 5 minutes.

Remove and serve immediately.


Minced Pork Fried Rice

NOTE: This post was updated on April 9th, 2013 with new pictures. No changes were made to the recipe.

Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 8-)

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8 Responses

  1. Mother Rimmy says:

    I love all the veggies you've added to this rice dish. Yum!

  2. Angie's Recipes says:

    What a quick, healthy and delicious rice stir-fry.

  3. Cajun Chef Ryan says:

    Pork fried rice is so good!


  4. 5 Star Foodie says:

    I made my daughter a very similar fried rice for her lunch box today too :) I like your addition of zucchini & cauliflower!

  5. Cinnamon-Girl♥ says:

    What a fresh and delicious fried rice! I would love to find that in my lunchbox!

  6. Biren says:

    Mother Rimmy – Fried rice is delicious with lots of veggies. My boys really like this is their lunchbox.

    Angie's Recipes – It really is a quick and satisfying meal.

    Cajun Chef Ryan – Thanks! Using minced pork makes it really easy.

    5 Star Foodie – It is good to know the kids are eating well at school when we pack them lunch :)Zucchini and cauliflower are good veggies in the fried rice as it does not make it soggy.

    Cinnamon Girl – Sometimes I pack myself a lunch even though I stay home, just for the fun of it :)

  7. tigerfish says:

    Fried rice is really nice for packed lunch!

  8. Jeannie says:

    Mmm…..these look good! My favorite ingredients for fried rice is minced pork.

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