Fried rice is one of those fast and easy dinner recipes to make on a whim that everyone will enjoy. I’ve already done a few traditional recipes using different proteins, but none were as delicious as this BBQ pork fried rice. The sweetness from the homemade BBQ sauce topped over some grilled pork, veggies and rice was the perfect dish. Best of all it fast and easy to make and fills you up!
How to cook rice.
Before testing my hibachi skills on the griddle, I had to cook the rice. It’s pretty simple, even if you don’t have a rice maker or instapot. You can also use day old leftover rice.
Start with rinsing the rice. This step will help remove excess starch, resulting in grains to separate better when cooked.
Next, in a sauce pan, pour 1.5 cups of dry white rice, 3 cups of water and a little salt. Let if cook until the water starts to boil.
Turn down to simmer, cover with a lid and let it cook until all the water has evaporated into the rice. Do not remove lid to peak or stir. Once the liquid is gone, let it rest for a few minutes and fluff with a fork.
Set aside for 24 hrs. You can also use any leftover white rice.
How to make homemade Sweet BBQ sauce.
Once you make your first BBQ sauce, there is no going back to store bought options. Best of all you can modify the spice or sweetness levels to your liking.
In a sauce pan, add ketchup, brown sugar, Dad’s All Purpose rub, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar and Sparkling Ice. Yes, I used flavored sparkling water. This is my secret to flavorful sauces without a lot of sugar. For this specific recipe, I used the Orange Mango flavor which delivered the perfect summer fruity flavors to a savory dish.
Simmer over low heat until the sauce starts to thicken. Set aside.
Finally, time to use my Weber Griddle.
Cube up boneless pork chops into bite size pieces. Drizzle with olive oil for the binder and season with Dad’s All Purpose Rub.
Preheat the griddle to a medium heat around 375 degrees. On one side of the flat top, throw on the seasoned pork chop cubes and let them cook flipping them every few minutes for an even cook all around.
While the pork is on the grill, finely chop up some chopped onion and add it to the griddle in a clean space. Add frozen or fresh chopped carrots and peas and mix it in with the roasted onion. Continue to flip the ingredients so they cook on all sides.
Separately, add in the day old rice and let if warm up on the flat top.
Once everything is cooked or warmed up, mix the rice, veggies and pork together. Pour some of the homemade BBQ sauce over the mixture and continue to mix hibachi style.
This BBQ Pork fried rice is a great protein packed meal that is fast and easy to make with the whole family enjoying a delicious meal. And we had lots of leftovers!
Printer friendly recipe below:
BBQ Pork Fried Rice
Pork Fried Rice Ingredients
- 4 Boneless pork loin chops
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- 1 tbsp Dad's All Purpose rub
- 2 cups Day old rice
- 2 cup Frozen peas and carrots
- 1/4 cup Chopped green onion
Sweet BBQ Sauce Ingredients
- 1/2 cup Ketchup
- 1/4 cup Sparkling Ice Orange Mango
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp Dad's All Purpose rub
- To make BBQ sauce, In a sauce pan, add ketchup, brown sugar, Dad's All Purpose rub, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar and Sparkling Ice. Simmer over low heat until the sauce starts to thicken.
- Cut up the pork loin chops into bite size cubes. Drizzle with some olive oil and season with Dad's All Purpose rub.
- Preheat the griddle to a medium heat around 375 degrees. On one side of the flattop, throw on the marinated pork chop cubes and let them cook flipping them every few minutes for an even cook all around.
- Finely chop up some onion and add it to the griddle in a clean space. Add frozen or fresh chopped carrots and peas and mix all them all together.
- Separately add in the day old rice and let it warm up.
- Once both are warmed up and have some color, mix the rice and veggies together. Pour some homemade sweet BBQ sauce on the mixture and continue to mix hibachi style.
- Finally, add in the cooked pork and mix everything together one last time. Before serving, drizzle more BBQ sauce over the top.
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