In Memory Of Karen Nicole Smith, 1972 - 2016

How to Make Epic Crispy Pork Belly Fried Rice.

With leftover Crispy Pork Belly from the video I shared a few days back and with rice in the fridge from visiting my parents last weekend, a quick and delicious fried rice was in the works. Usually I get the roasted pork from the Asian BBQ joint when I get a craving for this pork fried rice. Not Today!

You’ll Need…

1/3 lb Crispy Pork Belly (1/2 inch pieces)
1 tablespoon veg oil
3 cups precook rice (I used par-boiled brown rice)
2 scallions (chopped)
1/2 medium onion
3 cloves garlic (chopped finely)
3 Bird’s Eye Peppers (diced) – optional
1 tablespoon Hoisin Sauce
1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
1 tablespoon Chili Crisp
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Note. Follow along with the video below as I explain why I used red onion, no eggs were used, why I prefer chilled day-old rice and why it’s such a great dish to put together.

You may need… The Ultimate Guide to Making Perfectly Crispy Pork Belly

May I recommend that you prep the ingredients in advance as we know from experience that fried rice is very easy and quick to put together.

Heat the oil on a medium flame in a wok or any wide pan, then add the pork, turn the heat down to medium/low and allow it to cook for 3-4 minutes. This will render out some of the fat from the pork and in doing so, flavor the oil with the crispy pork’s flavors.

Turn the heat back up to medium and add the onion and garlic and cook for 3 minutes. Keep stirring so the garlic doesn’t burn.

As this happens, add the chopped Bird’s Eye Pepper (optional).

It’s then time to add the chili crisp and sesame oil. Stir and cook for 3 minutes before adding the rice.

Add the soy and hoisin sauces and give everything a good mix. All you have to do at this point is heat through the rice and you’re done.

In goes the chopped scallions, shut off the stove and you’re done. As explained in the video, I didn’t add any salt to the finished fried rice. And as discussed in the video, you may add diced carrots, bell peppers, cabbage… basically any vegetable you want. Keep in mind that the pork will no longer be crispy, however the flavor and texture will be delightful.

Remember you can always check your local Chinese BBQ joint for that roasted pork.. the one they usually got hanging in their window.

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