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!! All you need is 20 minutes and some basic ingredients to make this Chinese food take-out recipe!
This week has been busy and I have to confess, this gluten free fried rice happened by accident this week. I had a package of ground pork and a big container of cooked rice in the refrigerator that I needed to use up.
Usually cooked rice disappears quickly but for some reason, it didn't this week. In looking for other items that were in danger of going bad, I had some yellow squash and shiitake mushrooms. Mushrooms are often found in fried rice but yellow squash? Nope.
If you love Asian food, you will want to try this delicious Gluten Free Egg Roll In A Bowl recipe too!
Mr. Fearless Dining and my son were skeptical, but after a few bites of this stir fry, they declared this recipe a winner! If you have wanted to try making gluten free fried rice, here is your chance! We loved adding extra veggies, but if your kids are picky, just add their favorite things.
If you want to try another delicious kid-approved Asian take-out style recipe, make this Gluten Free Beef and Broccoli.
This is an easy ground pork meal that pulls together quickly. You can easily find all of the key ingredients 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.
Why This Gluten Free Fried Rice Recipe Is Great:
- This simple pork fried rice recipe uses just a few easy-to-find Asian sauces.
- You can make this delicious easy dish to make in just 20 minutes! It is perfect for busy weeknights!
- This gluten free fried rice makes an inexpensive meal that can feed a crowd.
- My gluten free fried recipe also makes a great side dish!
- Although I used ground pork, you can use any ground meat, or leftover meat to make this recipe.
- It is even better the next day as the flavors continue to blend into the rice.
- 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.
Recipe Step By Step Directions:
Step 1: In a large frying pan, large skillet, or large wok, add a tablespoon of sesame oil and turn on 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.)
Step 2: If you don't have leftover rice, you will need to make rice for this dish and let it cool. Add your cooked cold white rice to the hot pan.
Step 3: Add your sauce ingredients to a small separate bowl and mix well. Add the sauce into the pan and mix well.
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 it says gluten free on the label!
- Toasted sesame oil brands: Trader Joe's, Napa Valley Naturals, Eden Foods, and Kevala are all great gluten free choices.
Expert Tips and Recipe FAQ:
I used a large oversized frying pan to make this recipe. In hindsight, a wok would be better because it gets hotter and it also holds a lot more.
This rice will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container.
You can use hot rice, but the texture of the rice will be a little softer
More delicious gluten free pork recipes to try:
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.
Ground Pork Fried Rice
- 1 pound ground pork
- 3 cups white rice cooked and chilled
- ½ cup chopped bell pepper
- ¼ cup scallions
- ½ cup zucchini
- ⅓ 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.
- 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.
- Feel free to add salt and pepper to taste.
- 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.
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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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.
You are very welcome, Diane. I hope you have a great weekend.
This looks like something my family would go crazy for. Can't wait to try this one!
Enjoy Katie :-).
This was so easy and tasty. My entire family loved it!
I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe, thank you for letting me know 🙂