The post title is legit y’all. I went upstairs to take a quick shower and the hubs was done with dinner by the time I came back down; 15 minutes later. K has made many fried rice dishes in the past but this was by far my favorite. It tastes like authentic, from a restaurant fried rice. If you want to make the easiest fried rice ever, just follow this recipe.
It was one of those nights where we weren’t sure what to eat. We didn’t do meal prep because K was going to be gone for 3 days on business, and I don’t really cook for myself when he’s gone, so we were stuck for ideas. We had leftover pork chops in the fridge from the prior week that needed to be eaten, and by some stroke of genius at the same moment we both thought fried rice. Lucky for me, when I come up with an idea, the hubs is quick to execute.
Have I mentioned before that K does most of the dinner making in our family? And on the weekends he cooks breakfast as well. I am a very lucky woman in that respect. My idea of cooking is boiling pasta and putting some sauce from a jar on top. I never was a fan of cooking. When I lived alone my staple meals were (in no particular order): pasta, lemon pork chops and chicken breast with frozen veggies. And I’d always have a bag of salad in the fridge. I could never justify spending hours in the kitchen. In college I was lucky to have roommates that cooked a lot, so I was able to benefit from their kitchen prowess. Every now and then I’ll get a wild hair and go on a streak of trying new recipes, but for the most part I leave the frying pans others. I’m the baker of the family (obviously). Baking is a science, which I love, whereas with cooking you have the ability to get creative and use your imagination, which the hubs loves. And the hubs’ recipes never disappoint.
If you like fried rice I promise you will love this recipe.
Simple Fried Rice
- 3 cups cooked short grain brown rice
- 4 small pork chops cooked and cubed
- 2 cups shrimp 50-70 count
- 1 1/2 cups frozen peas
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons ponzu sauce
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- In a skillet over medium high heat, add olive oil and cook shrimp until just pink.
- Add in pork chops and peas and saute for 2-3 minutes.
- Add brown rice and mix to combine.
- Add ponzu sauce and oyster sauze.
- Saute all ingredients for 3-4 minutes until heated through
We cook the pork chops ahead of time and keep them in the fridge as part of our meal prep. If you don't have already cooked pork chops, those will take about 10-15 minutes to cook, then cube, prior to starting the fried rice.
If you don't have ponzu sauce, you can use soy sauce as an alternative.
We use a rice cooker for our rice, which takes about 20 minutes to cook the rice in.
Oh that does sound simple and delicious! I may have to try it. My kids are weird and don’t like rice (even fried rice) but I think that’ll change at some point. I need to get some ponzu and oyster sauce. It takes brown rice 45 mins to cook in my rice cooker. What kind do you have?
They don’t like rice?! I love rice. One of my best friends growing up was Asian and they ate rice with every meal. She turned me on to white rice with ketchup, haha!
Our cooker is a Proctor Silex. I honestly had to go look, haha!
I love fried rice. One of you cooks and one of you bakes… you’re set. Now if only Dan would bake. 😉
Me too! I love the fried rice you get at Thai restaurants and this is just as good I think!
I love how simple and tasty this sounds!! Definitely going to add this to the rotation next week! xo, biana –BlovedBoston
I hope you like it girl! I’m definitely having him make it again when he gets back from his business trip.
My husband does the cooking as well…..it’s a glorious thing 😉 I’ll send him this one, it looks delicious!
Girl it is a glorious thing! High five for hubby’s that cook!
Looks super easy! I do all the cooking and I love it – if I let Kirk try this… I’m not sure I’d have a house left. The man can make pancakes though (which he makes for the kids while I sleep in on weekends because I don’t like pancakes, haha!)
HAHA! That’s how I feel with K doing the baking. He’d be clueless!
The title captivated me right away – simple and fried rice? You’re speaking my language, Tiff! Can’t wait to try this.
Right?! It really is so darn good!
No lie, my mouth watered looking at that pic! I don’t think I’ve seen fried rice with brown rice and it looks sooooo good. I love love love brown rice but I can never make it right, K did an awesome job. I’m so jealous of you that he does most of the cooking. It’s nice that you’re the baker and he’s the cook, that’s works perfectly!
We are a brown rice lovin’ family! We just do it in the rice cooker and it comes out perfect! He’s a really good cook so I’m very lucky.
gah this looks so good! I haven’t been able to cook as much as I’d like recently… been trying to look up super quick, delicious and healthy recipes and will definitely add this to the arsenal!
It’s hard when you are so busy and girl, you are BUSY! This was super fast so do it!
Tiffany, that looks delicious! And I am with you! It was all pasta and baked chicken breasts prior to meeting E. He is definitely the cook, and I am the baker! I have to try this out! Great recipe!
I could kiss you right now. I LOVE fried rice. LOVE it… but I’ve never made it. I definitely know what’s going in my recipe box! 😉
Yum! I like how you have a meal prep plan and already have your pork pre-cooked. I’m not that organized, but I’m working on it. Taking an ecourse on freezer meals now. heh