Do you love meat? You must try this Meat Fried Rice Recipe. Pulled pork, steak, and chicken come together in the fried rice pan of every meat lover’s dream. You guys are going crazy over this dinner.
This is the perfect leftover meal, as you can easily adapt it to whatever type of meat you have on hand.
I’m a big fan of meals that reuse leftovers into something cool and fresh. Pulled Pork Breakfast Hash and Skillet Crisped Carnitas are perfect examples of using pulled pork leftovers for a whole new meal.
I’ve seen it over and over with fried rice recipes. I think fried rice is my favorite way to recreate leftovers, as you can add proteins, vegetables, and leftover rice as well.
Delicious Meat Fried Rice Recipe
- You will need 4-5 cups of cooked meat to add to the rice. The sky is the limit here.
- If you’re lucky enough to have shrimp in the house, Shrimp Fried Rice is your go-to. Use store roast chicken or some leftover grilled chicken thighs.
- I used leftover carnitas, steak, and shredded chicken to pull this recipe together. It’s a great starting point for all kinds of cool combinations.
- I’m also dreaming now of fried rice for beef lovers. Wouldn’t this be great with cuts of meat, roast beef, and roast beef?
- Cooked and crumbled bacon, about 1 pound uncooked, can be substituted for the pulled pork in this recipe if it is not available. Kielbasa can also be replaced.
- Ground beef can be substituted with steak if steak is not available.
Meat Fried Rice Recipe Instructions
- Heat 1 tablespoon of bacon fat or oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Stir the oil to cover the surface of the pan. Pour the eggs into the skillet and tilt the eggs as needed to spread them over the skillet.
- Let the eggs cook for 2-3 minutes and then flip them over, like a giant pancake. Cook another minute. Take the egg out of the skillet on a cutting board and let it cool down. Cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips, then chop into small pieces. Set aside.
- Add the remaining tablespoon of grease or oil to the skillet and increase the heat to medium to high. Add rice and stir until covered. Keep stirring and cooking for about 2 minutes.
- Add soy sauce and sesame oil. Stir well to distribute the sauce over the rice. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently until rice is fully heated.
- Add peas, pork, chicken, and steak. Stir and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, until everything is hot. Add eggs and green onions to the skillet. Taste the rice and add pepper and/or salt as needed.
Tips for making fried rice
The rice used in this recipe needs to be completely cooled so that it can be easily divided into individual grains without any clumping or sticking.
I suggest making the rice a day or two (up to 4-5 days) before you want to use it. The key to great fried rice is to use dry rice as much as possible so the fried rice doesn’t get too mushy or mushy.
I use 100% jasmine rice in my cooking. However, any long-grain rice will work with this recipe.