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One-Pan Pork Belly Fried Rice

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I’m obsessed with this pork belly fried rice recipe.

It has the crispiest, crispy, juicy pork belly chunks—topping a salty, tangy, umami-filled rice with a pop of sweet pineapple.

It’s out of this world delicious! And on repeat in my home.

overhead view of Pork Belly Fried Rice on a white dish

Full Ingredient List and Ingredient Variations

Simple ingredients for a delicious chicharron fried rice recipe. Many of these ingredients can be found at a local supermarket or Trader Joe’s.

Pork Belly

  1. Fully Cooked Pork Belly (instead of raw pork belly). Trader Joe’s has a slow-cooked pork belly. They cook it for hours!
  2. Sazon, Salt-Free, makes the best savory pork belly
  3. Rice Vinegar
  4. Yuzu (optional) Trader Joe’s has a delicious Yuzu sauce. It’s slightly spicy, with citrus notes – it’s vinegar-based, so it adds acidity to the dish.

Fried Rice

  1. Precooked Jasmine Rice – or a long grain rice
  2. Green Onions or Spring Onion
  3. Tamari or Soy Sauce (or Soy Free Teriyaki from Primal Kitchen)
  4. Fresh Garlic Cloves
  5. Ginger
  6. Sesame Oil
  7. Pineapple – frozen pineapple chunks – optional
  8. Sesame Seeds – optional
  9. Egg – optional

Equipment

  • Large Skillet, Large Saute Pan, or Stir Fry Pan
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Wooden Cutting Board
  • Paring or Chef Knife
  • Microplane

Top Tips

  • Use precooked, cold rice to prevent mushy or overcooked rice.
  • Precooked pork belly is such a timesaver. Trader Joe’s has a delicious precooked pork belly that requires only a quick stir-fry to crisp and brown.
  • Cook it on a hot pan and medium heat for a crispy pork belly.
  • Long-grain rice is optional, but I love the looser consistency than starchier short-grain or sushi rice.
  • Use roughly one tbsp of soy sauce, tamari, or the no-soy teriyaki sauce for every cup of rice.

Step-by-Step Instructions For A Delicious Pork Belly Fried Rice Recipe (With A Hint Of Latin Flavors)

Prep:

Loosen the cold day-old rice or leftover rice with your hands or a fork. Set aside.

Thaw and dice the pineapple into small pieces.

Dice the whites of the green onions, and dice the green portion. Set aside the green portion for the end of the recipe.

Use the microplane for the garlic and ginger.

Step One

Cut the cooked pork belly into pork belly strips, 1 inch thick. Then season it with rice vinegar, yuzu sauce (optional, but so good), and sazon, coat it well, and set aside.

Step Two

Preheat the pan to medium or medium-high heat and add the pork belly slices. The pork belly will render and release fat, so no additional fat is needed. Cook for 5-8 minutes until it’s golden brown. 

Note: The pork belly will release a lot of fat, so remove any excess fat and leave about a tbsp of the pork fat in the pan.

Step Three

Add the garlic, ginger, and onion (whites), saute, then add the pineapple, stir, and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step Four

Add the rice and stir fry for 3-4 minutes. Keep the heat on medium. Then add the soy sauce or tamari and coat the rice well.

Finish off with the green onion and sesame oil. Remove from heat and continue to stir until it’s all well mixed.

Step Five

Serve and sprinkle on sesame seeds with diced spring onions for a fresh, mild spring onion crunch.

Storage

Store any leftover fried rice in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a day.

Some Of My Favorite Rice Dishes

If you love rice as I do, I love this chimichurri rice recipe or this quick arroz con huevo frito (fried egg on rice). This vegan arroz con gandules is amazing!

overhead view of Pork Belly Fried Rice on a white dish

Pork Belly Fried Rice

Olga Muñoz
Sazon spiced pork belly fried rice with a tropical pineapple twist. It's savory with a hint of sweetness and tanginess.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Latin Fusion
Servings 3 people
Calories 550 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Large Skillet, Large Saute Pan or Stir Fry Pan
  • 1 Wooden Spoon
  • 2 Wooden Cutting Board One for meat, one for veggies
  • 1 Paring or Chef Knife
  • 1 Microplane
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Small Bowl For grated garlic and ginger

Ingredients
  

Pork Belly

  • 12 oz Cooked Pork Belly
  • ½ tsp Sazon Salt-Free
  • 1 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Yuzu Sauce Optional

Fried Rice

  • 3 cups Cooked Jasmine Rice
  • 5 Green Onions
  • 3 tbsp Tamari
  • 2 cloves Fresh Garlic
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • ½ tbsp Sesame Oil
  • ½ cup Frozen Pineapple Chunks
  • 1 pinch Sesame Seeds

Instructions
 

Preparation

  • Loosen the cold day-old rice or leftover rice with your hands or a fork. Set aside.
    Thaw and dice the pineapple into small pieces.
    Dice the whites of the green onions, and dice the green portion. Set aside the green portion for the end of the recipe.
    Use the microplane for the garlic and ginger.
  • Cut the cooked pork belly into pork belly strips, 1 inch thick. Then season it with rice vinegar, yuzu sauce (optional, but so good), and sazon, coat it well, and set aside.
    side view of Seasoned Pork Belly in a bowl
  • Step Two
    Preheat the pan to medium or medium-high heat and add the pork belly slices. The pork belly will render and release fat, so no additional fat is needed. Cook for 5-8 minutes until it’s golden brown. 
    Note: The pork belly will release a lot of fat, so remove any excess fat and leave about a tbsp of the pork fat in the pan.
  • Add the garlic, ginger, and onion (whites), saute, then add the pineapple, stir, and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the rice and stir fry for 3-4 minutes. Keep the heat on medium. Then add the soy sauce or tamari and coat the rice well.
    Finish off with the green onion and sesame oil. Remove from heat and continue to stir until it’s all well mixed.
    overhead view of Crispy pork belly fried rice mix
  • Serve and sprinkle on sesame seeds with diced spring onions for a fresh, mild spring onion crunch.

Notes

Top Tips

  • Use precooked, cold rice to prevent mushy or overcooked rice.
  • Precooked pork belly is such a timesaver. Trader Joe’s has a delicious precooked pork belly that requires only a quick stir-fry to crisp and brown.
  • Cook it on a hot pan and medium heat for a crispy pork belly.
  • Long-grain rice is optional, but I love the looser consistency than starchier short-grain or sushi rice.
  • Use roughly one tbsp of soy sauce, tamari, or the no-soy teriyaki sauce for every cup of rice.

Nutrition

Calories: 550kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 25gFat: 35gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 550mg
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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Loved the Latin twist on this dish. I didn’t even know that Trader Joe’s carried pork belly, but it was so good!

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