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Weeknight Recipe: Sweet-and-Sour Pork Fried Rice

Kids will love this tangy version of the takeout fave. Take stock of your pantry and freezer and toss in any veggies you have on hand.
 

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Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ lb ground pork
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, diced
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 2 Tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce

Directions
1. Cook rice according to package directions. Set aside.

2. Meanwhile, heat 1 Tbsp vegetable oil in large wok or nonstick skillet over high heat. Add beaten eggs and scramble until set, about 1 minute; remove to a bowl and set aside.

3. Add another 1 Tbsp vegetable oil to skillet. Cook onion, red pepper, and garlic, stirring, until they start to soften, about 4 minutes.

4. Stir in pork and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 4 minutes. Add pineapple, peas, and rice, and stir to combine. Drizzle with chili sauce and soy sauce, and cook, stirring, until rice is coated, about 1 minute. Stir in scrambled egg and serve.

More Weeknight Recipes: 
BLT Pasta
Pretzel Chicken Nuggets and Sweet Potato Fries
Mini Chicken Pot Pies
Falafel Burgers

Photo Credit: Christina Holmes

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