Get ready for a big surprise because this easy gluten free fried rice recipe makes an amazing dinner that the whole family will love. If you love fried rice, wait until you try it made with ground pork!! You only need 20 minutes and some basic ingredients to make this Chinese food take-out recipe!

A bowl of ground pork fried rice.

If you love Asian food, you will also want to try this delicious Gluten Free Egg Roll In A Bowl recipe.

This is an easy ground pork meal that comes together quickly. All of the key ingredients can be easily found at your local grocery store. If you love ground pork as much as we do, you will want to check out all of my delicious ground pork recipes.

A top view of a bowl of gluten free ground pork fried rice. Chopsticks are sitting on the rim of the bowl.

Why I love this fried rice recipe:

  1. This simple pork fried rice recipe uses just a few easy-to-find Asian sauces.
  2. You can make this delicious, easy dish in just 20 minutes! It is perfect for busy weeknights!
  3. This gluten free fried rice makes an inexpensive meal that can feed a crowd.
  4. My gluten free fried recipe also makes a great side dish!
  5. Although I used ground pork, you can use any ground meat or leftover meat to make this recipe.
  6. It is even better the next day as the flavors continue to blend into the rice.

This was so easy and tasty. My entire family loved it!”

ashley, blog comment

If you want to try another delicious kid-approved Asian take-out style recipe, make this Gluten Free Beef and Broccoli.

Allergen Information:

This homemade fried rice is gluten-free, dairy-free, oat-free, nut-free, and can be soy-free if you use coconut aminos instead of gluten-free soy sauce.

Photos of the ground pork fried rice ingredients.

Ingredient Notes:

  • Ground pork – You can use any ground meat for this recipe if you don’t have ground pork.
  • Eggs – Size large eggs to make the scrambled eggs mixture
  • Rice – For this recipe, you want to use short-grain or medium-grain rice, either white or brown. I have used Calrose and Jasmine rice pretty often in this recipe. I think white rice tastes better, but you can definitely use brown rice. For best results, use cold leftover white rice. Check to verify if your rice is gluten free.
  • Soy Sauce – Use gluten free soy sauce or gluten free tamari. Coconut aminos are another tasty option. Do not use regular soy sauce; it is not gluten free.
  • Vegetables – I love adding veggies to this gluten free fried rice recipe. Use anything you have on hand, including red bell pepper, snow peas, water chestnuts, bean sprouts, and broccoli :-).
  • Dark Sesame Oil – Sesame oil should be gluten free, but always read the label to be sure. You can check the list to ensure your sesame oil is gluten free.

Some of my readers love using spam as the protein in this recipe. Luckily, spam is gluten free!

Step-By-Step Photos and Directions:

All of the uncooked ingredients in a pan on the stove ready to cook.

Step 1: Add a tablespoon of sesame oil to a large frying pan, skillet, or wok and turn the stove to medium-high heat. Add your ground pork and raw vegetables. Cook until the meat is brown and the vegetables are cooked.

Drain off the fat into a cup or the trash. (Do not drain the grease into the sink.)

Cold white rice added to the cooking meat.

Step 2: If you don’t have leftover rice, you must make rice for this dish and let it cool. Add your cooked, cold white rice to the hot pan.

Adding the sauce to the pan.

Step 3: Mix your sauce ingredients in a small separate bowl. Add the sauce to the pan and mix well.

The cooked fried rice, ready to serve.

Step 4: Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes until the rice is hot.

Step 5: Top with green onions and sesame seeds if you like.

What Asian Sauces Are Gluten Free?

Let’s talk about gluten free sauces. Many Asian sauces are not gluten free, and it is very important to read labels when shopping for Asian sauces.

  • Coconut aminos brands: Coconut Secret, Big Tree Farms, and Thrive Market private label are all gluten free and easy to find.
  • Tamari/gluten-free soy sauce brands: San J, Eden Foods, Primal Kitchen, and Kikkoman all make a gluten-free version of soy sauce. Just make sure the label says gluten-free!
  • Toasted sesame oil brands: Trader Joe’s, Napa Valley Naturals, Eden Foods, and Kevala are all great gluten free choices.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What pan is best to cook fried rice?

I made this recipe using a large, oversized frying pan. In hindsight, a wok would have been better because it gets hotter and holds more.

How long will this pork fried rice keep?

This rice will keep fresh for up to 4 days in an air-tight container.

Can you use hot rice instead of cold rice?

You can use hot rice, but the texture of the rice will be a little softer

Holding up some of the fried rice between chopsticks.

Enjoy!!! If you want to try another delicious gluten free Asian recipe, give this Gluten Free Tuna Vermicelli recipe a try! You may also want to try how to make jollof rice. It is Nigerian rice that is made with basmati rice.

More gluten free pork recipes to try:

Love This Recipe?

If you made and enjoyed this recipe, I would be incredibly grateful if you could leave a comment below. This will help others know it’s delicious. Thank you!

Ground Pork Fried Rice

Sandi Gaertner
This simple gluten free ground pork fried rice recipe makes a delicious meal or side dish.
5 from 4 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Gluten Free Dinner Recipes, Gluten Free Side Dish Recipes, Meal Recipes
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 6 bowls
Calories 361 kcal


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 3 cups white rice cooked and chilled
  • ½ cup chopped bell pepper
  • ¼ cup scallions
  • ½ cup zucchini
  • cup shiitake
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup gluten free soy sauce tamari, or coconut aminos
  • 2-3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a frying pan, add the oil, garlic, ground pork, and vegetables. Cook on medium heat until the meat is completely browned.
  • Add the cold rice and mix it in.
  • Pour in the tamari or gluten free soy sauce and toss so everything is coated.
  • Continue to cook for 8-10 minutes until the rice is hot.


  1. If you would like to include egg in your fried rice, add 2 scrambled eggs and cook in the sesame oil before the ground pork and vegetables.
  2. Feel free to add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. This rice will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container in the refrigerator, or up to 4 months in the freezer


Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.


Serving: 1gCalories: 361kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 17gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 586mgPotassium: 368mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 451IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
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Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.

This recipe was updated from an older March 2020 post with more detailed cooking instructions.

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  1. Thank you for recipes like this. Being gluten-free and dairy free, I am always on the lookout for healthy recipes that aren’t loaded with cheese.

    1. Have you made this with cauliflower rice? Do you think it work and if so, are there any adjustments I should make?