Broccoli and pork fried rice is a quick and easy meal for lunch or dinner.
This recipe is like classic take out style Chinese fried rice. Made with pork, sweet peppers, garlic, green onions and of course broccoli.
Basmati brown rice has a very distinct smell that many be describe as being similar to popcorn when it’s cooked.
The word “basmati” in Hindi means “full of aroma” or “fragrant.” In some places, it’s called the “queen of perfumed rice.”
Brown basmati rice is flavorful and aromatic and frying it makes the dish stand apart, like with any Asian rice dish.
Broccoli Pork & Sweet Pepper Fried Rice
2 eggs, scrambled
1/2 pound pork loin, chopped into small pieces
½ cup brown basmati rice, cooked
½ lb broccoli
2 green onions, diced, separate green parts from white
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup sweet pepper, sliced
1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper flakes
Cook The Rice
In a small pot, combine the rice, a big pinch of salt, and 1 cup of water. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low.
Cover pot and cook, 12 to 14 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat, fluff with a fork and set aside.
While the rice cooks, wash and dry the fresh produce.
Cut off the bottom 1/2 inch of the broccoli stem; cut the broccoli into small florets.
Cut off stems of the peppers, next remove the cores, then thinly slice lengthwise.
Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic.
Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops.
Cooking The Meat & Vegetables
While the rice continues to cook, in a medium skillet, heat half the sesame oil on medium-high until hot.
Add the chopped pork in an even layer, cook stirring frequently, 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a large serving bowl.
Next add the other half of oil to pan and heat. Add broccoli florets to skillet in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Carefully add (as the liquid may splatter) 2 tablespoons of water and cook stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the broccoli is slightly softened and the water has cooked off.
Next add the sliced peppers, chopped garlic, sliced white bottoms of the scallions, pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper.
Cook stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until softened. Transfer to large bowl with cooked pork. Cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.
Make The Fried Rice
In the same pan, heat the remaining sesame oil on medium-high until hot.
Next add cooked rice in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until slightly crispy.
Add the soy sauce and vinegar. Cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until combined. Transfer to the bowl of cooked meat and vegetables; stir to combine.
Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover with foil to keep warm. Rinse and wipe out the pan.
Cooking The Eggs
In the same pan, heat 1 teaspoon of butter on medium-high until melted. Add cracked eggs and scramble until cooked.
Turn off the heat. Add scrambled eggs to fried rice mixture and stir in until combined.
Plate and garnish with the sliced green tops of the scallions.
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