I had a taste for some stir fried rice & pork this week. This was always my favorite thing to order from the take-out place near my work. We haven't really discovered what is the good Chinese take-out since we've moved to Minneapolis. I always find it can be a little iffy to try so if anyone knows some good places in Southwest Minneapolis send the recommendations my way! Anyway, I decided to try my own version at home. This is not Chinese restaurant Pork Fried Rice but it was pretty darn good & smelled fantastic. I really liked the crunch of the pea pods & water chestnuts in it.
1/8 t pepper
1/8 t salt
1 egg, slightly beaten
pinch crushed red pepper flakes
2 t soy sauce
1 T vegetable oil
1 cup pork roast, diced (you can use leftover cooked pork if you have it too)
1/2 c green onions, sliced
1/2 c celery, diced
1 T garlic, minced
1 c snow peas or sugar snap peas
1 1/2 c cooked rice, cold
1/2 c canned water chestnuts, sliced
Mix egg, salt, pepper, red pepper and soy sauce together in a small bowl & set aside.
Heat the oil over high heat in a wok or large skillet. Add the pork & cook until browned & almost cooked. (If using leftover cooked pork skip this step & just add the pork with the vegetables to heat it up). Add green onions, celery, garlic & peas. Cook until the vegetables are tender crisp. Add rice & water chestnuts and stir. Stir in egg mixture. Cook 2 to 3 minutes until everything is heated through & serve.
Makes 2 servings