Stir-fried dishes are known for their speed and flavor. Chinese BBQ Pork Fried Rice is no exception. With a few simple steps and prepped ingredients, you can create a delicious meal that’s perfect for any occasion. In this article, we’ll guide you through the cooking instructions, share some useful tips and tricks, and offer serving suggestions to enhance your dining experience.
Cooking Instructions: Prepare and Sizzle
To ensure a smooth and fuss-free cooking process, it’s crucial to prep all the ingredients before starting. This way, you won’t have to search for items or chop anything halfway through cooking. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the art of stir-frying, which we explore in detail in our beef noodle stir fry recipe. It’s not only informative but also another simple and delightful dinner option.
Prepare the Ingredients
Begin by dicing the carrots and Chinese BBQ pork (char siu) into pieces similar in size to the rice grains. This ensures that each spoonful of fried rice delights your taste buds with a harmonious combination of flavors. Whisk the eggs until bubbly and set them aside. Lastly, mince the garlic and finely chop the coriander (cilantro) and spring onions (scallions), separating the white parts from the dark green parts. The white parts will add an aromatic touch at the beginning, while the green parts will provide a fresh aroma at the end.
Now that all the ingredients are prepped and ready, it’s time to heat things up!
How to Make Chinese BBQ Pork Fried Rice
First, preheat the wok (or a large frying pan) over high heat. Add oil and ensure it coats the wok to prevent sticking. Once the oil is hot enough (small ripples forming or a slight hint of smoke), pour in the whisked eggs. Stir them every 5-10 seconds until they are just cooked. This should only take about 30 seconds. Remove the eggs from the wok and set them aside.
In the same wok, without cleaning it, add the white parts of coriander and spring onions, garlic, and carrots with a little oil. Stir-fry over medium heat until aromatic and the carrots begin to soften. Then, add the diced Chinese BBQ pork and stir-fry over high heat until the kitchen fills with an amazing aroma and the pork starts to caramelize. This should take approximately 1.5 minutes.
Next, add the rice to the wok. Use the back of the spatula to break apart any clumps gently, ensuring the rice grains remain intact. Stir-fry for about 2 minutes over high heat, ensuring each grain of rice receives direct heat. This is essential for achieving the desired texture and flavors.
Season the fried rice with soy sauce, salt, and white pepper (black pepper can be used as an alternative). Stir-fry to evenly distribute the seasoning. Add the fluffy golden eggs back into the wok, breaking them into small chunks similar in size to the pork and carrots. Finally, add the green parts of coriander and spring onions, stirring for about 20 seconds. Taste the dish and adjust the seasoning if desired.
This technique of incorporating the eggs back into the fried rice just before serving results in beautifully golden eggs that perfectly complement the rich flavors of the Chinese BBQ pork fried rice.
Serving Suggestions: Enhance the Culinary Experience
To complement the rich flavors of this fried rice, consider serving it with a simpler dish like a 10-minute spinach and garlic stir-fry or any leafy greens. For those colder days, a comforting Chinese pork bone soup (bone broth) can complete the meal perfectly. If you’re cooking for a crowd, the possibilities are endless! Explore our Asian recipes collection to create a menu that will leave your guests impressed.
Useful Tips and Tricks: Elevating Your Fried Rice Game
Here are a few helpful tips to take your fried rice to the next level:
- Get direct heat onto each and every grain of rice: This simple technique enhances the texture and flavor of the fried rice. Letting the rice toast slightly with direct heat from the wok works wonders.
- Avoid overcooking the eggs: To achieve light, moist, and fluffy eggs, remove them from the wok as soon as they are cooked. Add them back just before serving.
- Cook in batches when feeding a crowd: If you double the ingredients to accommodate more people, cook in batches. Overcrowding the wok will prevent each grain of rice from receiving the necessary direct heat, which is essential for optimal flavor. The great news is, this BBQ pork fried rice recipe only takes about 8 minutes to cook, so making multiple batches is quick and easy.
If you’ve tried this recipe, we’d love to hear from you! Drop a note in the comments section below and let us know your thoughts or any questions you may have. We value your feedback and are eager to engage with you. Enjoy cooking and savoring this delightful Chinese BBQ Pork Fried Rice!
For the original recipe and measurements, visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ.