Updated as of May 30, 2023 by Camille Georgia Uy.
What is Pork Chao Fan Rice?This pork chao fan is more popularly known as a fried rice dish from the fast food chain Chowking. It’s a simple yet tasty fried rice dish that’s big on flavor yet is an easy recipe! This is made super tasty with ground pork and kangkong, plus soy sauce and oyster sauce for extra umami flavor. You can even make it even better with some scrambled eggs or chunks of Chinese sausage for a heartier all-in-one fried rice meal. You have your ulam and rice in one bowl!
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How To Serve Pork Chao Fan Rice
At the fast food chain, these are commonly served topped with either pork or beef siomai, lumpiang Shanghai, or fried siomai. However, you don’t need to add these specific toppings, unless desired, because the beauty of making this at home is that you are your own chef and can serve it with your choice of toppings.
You can serve this with those toppings of course or you can change things up a bit. Serve it with even more kang kong as a side dish, simply steamed or sautéed with sesame oil and chili powder, or with fried tokwa, slices of fried luncheon meat, or waygu cubes on a stick for that resto dining experience at home.
How To Cook Pork Chao Fan Rice
Fried rice recipes are commonly fast and easy recipes. It may look like it has many ingredients but those ingredients enhance the flavors that normally might not be there if it were a bowl of simple steamed rice. These extra flavorings and ingredients are what make fried rice a meal unto itself if necessary!
To make this pork chao fan rice, it starts with simple aromatic ingredients: onion and garlic. These are sautéed until softened and fragrant. This is followed by ground pork which needs to be cooked until no longer pink before adding the kang kong and then rice. The rice as well as the pork is seasoned with soy sauce and oyster sauce for that extra boost in umami. Toss the rice together so the seasonings are evenly distributed before serving it while still hot with your favorite Pinoy ulam recipes.
Tips to make Delicious Pork Chao Fan
Rice is life so it’s totally okay to take care when making fried rice even if you’re just at home. You DO remember then the internet blew up when Uncle Roger watched in horror as a Western chef and cooking show host made Chinese fried rice? Yes, you can totally avoid that if you avoid mistakes when cooking fried rice:
- Use high heat when ready to add the rice.
- Crumble or separate the rice kernels well to make it easy to toss with other ingredients.
- Use day-old rice or freshly cooked rice.
- Season well.
- Toss, toss, and toss well.
Watch: How to Cook Chowking-Style Pork Chao Fan Rice Recipe Video
Chowking-Style Pork Chao Fan Rice Recipe
Chowking-Style Pork Chao Fan Rice Ingredients
- 1 tablespoon Oil or any cooking oil
- 1 Small red onion peeled, chopped
- 2 cloves Garlic peeled, chopped
- 1 Cup ground pork about 227 grams
- 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce divided
- 1 Cup kangkong (water spinach) leaves and tender stems only, chopped
- 4 cups day-old rice packed and crumbled
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- Salt to taste
- ground black pepper to taste
- Heat oil in a large wok or large nonstick frying pan over medium heat.
- Add onion and sauté until softened. Add garlic and cook until aromatic. Add ground pork and sear until no longer pink.
- Add 1 tablespoon soy sauce to the pork, and stir to combine. Add kang kong and cook until greens turn a bright green.
- Add rice and toss to combine with the pork mixture. Drizzle in remaining soy sauce and oyster sauce. Season with salt and ground pepper to taste if desired. Toss until well mixed. Serve while hot.