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Banh Mi Fried Rice

Bánh Mì Fried Rice

Juicy marinated pork and crispy fried rice with bright crunchy vegetables is one of our favourite weekday dinners. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Vietnamese
Keyword banh mi recipe, easy fried rice recipe, pork fried rice recipe, weekday dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinating Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 482 kcal
Author Samantha

Ingredients

Pork Marinade:

  • 1-1.5 lbs pork tenderloin*, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 small shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium lime, juice and zest
  • 3 cups cooked rice**
  • 2 tbsp high heat oil canola or avocado

Crunchy Vegetable Slaw:

  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 3 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 large carrot
  • 4 medium radishes
  • 1/2 medium cucumber
  • 2 cups green cabbage
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped

Garnishes:

  • 2 tbsp mayonaise optional
  • 1 tbsp sriracha*** optional
  • 2 medium green onions, thinly sliced optional

Instructions

Pork Marinade:

  1. In a large glass bowl or large plastic freezer bag combine sliced pork, brown sugar, soy sauce, fish sauce, shallot, garlic, and lime zest and juice. Toss to coat meat.

  2. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours.

Pork Fried Rice:

  1. Heat oil over medium-high heat in large heavy bottom pan or wok.

  2. Drain meat from marinade and add to hot oil. Let cook for 3-4 minutes or until that side of the meat is nicely caramelized. Flip to cook the other side.

  3. Add rice and mix until rice is coated in juices. Let cook for 3-4 minutes until rice is crispy and meat is cooked through.

Slaw:

  1. While meat and rice are cooking, thinly slice carrots, radishes, cucumber, and cabbage.

  2. In a large bowl mix together vinegar and sugar. Add sliced vegetables and toss to combine.

Recipe Notes

* I tried this recipe with both pork tenderloin and pork loin, they both worked well. The pork tenderloin is a little easier slice thinly.

** this equals 1 cup of uncooked medium to long grain dried rice

*** depending on how spicy you like things, you can add as much sriracha as you'd like. 

Nutrition Facts
Bánh Mì Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 482 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 1734mg75%
Potassium 782mg22%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 3148IU63%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.