Easy Pork and Rice

Easy recipes are rarely as simple as they sound on paper. There’s usually a strange ingredient, a finicky technique, a cooking step that requires hawklike watchfulness, or just a big pile of dishes left in the sink. Usually these are worth the effort, but there often simply isn’t enough time to put one together.

That’s why I love recipes like this one. It has only three common ingredients but is endlessly modifiable. It tastes delicious. It only uses a couple of pots, and it easily doubles or triples to feed a crowd or to make plenty of leftovers.

Quality Ingredients

I raise cows as well as pigs. I love the superior flavor of grass fed beef. But really good pastured pork is often overlooked when people talk about local meat. It is wildly better than anything you can get at the supermarket. Take the time to hunt down a good local source if you are able. When recipes are as straightforward as this, the quality of the ingredients really comes through.


In the picture of this recipe I’ve added a dash of toasted sesame to the pork and rice, then served it with a fried egg, spicy chili oil, and roasted broccoli. But it’s also great with hot sauce or ketchup. Add a few handfuls of baby spinach or sliced kale once the pork is cooked and you don’t even need to prepare a separate veggie. Caramelized onions, mushrooms, or basically anything else you have on hand make a great edition. If the pork is lean, a splash of olive oil is tasty, especially if you’re serving it with a greek salad.

My point is that you really can’t go wrong. Anything that strikes you as a good idea will probably work out.

Easy Pork with Rice

Ground pork and rice come together for a simple, quick, delicious meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dinner, pastured pork
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 lb Ground pork
  • 1 cup White rice feel free to substitute brown if desired
  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce


  • Cook rice in rice cooker or on stovetop.
  • While rice is cooking saute ground pork with soy sauce in a medium sized pan.
  • Combine rice and pork, then season to taste. Add a splash more soy sauce.
  • This is a tremendously versatile dish. I like it with a fried egg and spicy chili oil, but it's great as is. Feel free to add caramelized onion, kale or spinach, or anything else that strikes your fancy.
    Especially if the pork is lean, a bit of olive oil is a nice addition.

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