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Pork Stir Fry For One

A pork stir fry recipe that's easy to make and filled with flavor. Ground pork seasoned perfectly and cooked with vegetables served with a terrific sauce over rice. Ready in under 30 minutes, this delightful single serving ground pork stir fry needs to be on your dinner menu.

A bowl of pork stir fry over white rice surrounded by a white cloth napkin, fresh green onions, spinach, and garlic cloves all on a metal tray

This pork stir fry is an easy stir fry recipe that you will want to keep in your menu rotation. The fresh, crisp vegetables and coating of a rich, savory sauce will check all the boxes for a favorite weeknight meal.

I can almost guarantee that you'll find yourself going back to this rice bowl recipe over and over again. Feel free to add your own fresh spin on this stir fry recipe by adding other favorite vegetables in addition to or instead of the ones listed.

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This satisfying pork stir fry is filled with garlic and a hint of ginger and is the perfect solution when you don't know what to cook for dinner. Everything cooks in one skillet and can be ready very quickly.

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An overhead view of a bowl of pork stir fry over white rice surrounded by fresh onions, garlic cloves, and greens.

Ingredients

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

For this stir fry recipe, you will need:

  • olive oil
  • sliced mushrooms
  • chopped onions
  • chopped carrots
  • ground ginger
  • garlic
  • spinach
  • ground pork

For the stir fry sauce:

  • soy sauce
  • apple cider vinegar (may also use rice vinegar or white wine vinegar)
  • black pepper

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How To Make Pork Stir Fry

Once you've gathered your ingredients, this stir fry pork comes together quickly.

  • The mushrooms, onions, and carrots cook until slightly softened in a little olive oil.
  • After they've softened, add in the garlic and ginger and cook briefly.
  • Add in the spinach and the ingredients for the sauce and cook, stirring frequently until the spinach wilts.
  • Serve over rice.

How To Make A Single Serving Of Rice

Discovering how to make a single serving of rice was a game changer for me. I always had the best intentions for using up leftover rice but ended up throwing it away more times than I can count.

This easy method of baking rice in the oven results in perfectly cooked rice with no leftovers.

You will need:

  • 1/4 cup rice
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tablespoon butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  • Pour the rice in an oven safe ramekin or small baking dish. Add the water, butter and salt.
  • Cover ramekin with aluminum foil and place on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is tender.

Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients left over from this pork stir fry recipe, you might like to use them in any of these single serving recipes:

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A closeup of a bowl of stir fried pork over white rice

Stir Fry

One of the many things I love about this stir fry recipe is the fact that it is easily adaptable. You can easily add other types of meat such as ground beef, ground turkey, and chicken.

You can even leave the meat out altogether and use only vegetables.

I love using this recipe when I have an abundance of vegetables in my refrigerator and need to use them up quickly. The possibilities are endless.

Cooking With Ground Pork

Ground pork is a versatile ingredient that can be used in many different recipes. Sometimes, I'll use ground pork instead of ground beef in meatloaf and casseroles.

Pork is a very lean meat and is usually sold unseasoned. It's a wonderful blank canvas for which many flavorings and seasonings can be added successfully to.

Cook ground pork to 160° F to ensure doneness.

How Long Will Pork Keep In The Refrigerator?

Sealed, pre-packaged ground pork will keep in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 days.

If you plan on keeping the pork longer than 2 days before cooking it, store it well wrapped in the freezer.

Ground pork can be kept in the freezer for 3 months.

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Pork Stir Fry For One

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cool: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keywords: pork, rice, stir fry
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 442kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 ounces ground pork
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1 small carrot , chopped
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup cooked rice

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground pork to the pan and sprinkle the salt over the pork. Cook, stirring frequently until completely cooked, 4 minutes. Remove pork from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the mushrooms, onions and chopped carrots to the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally 2 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring  for 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the spinach, soy sauce, vinegar, and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly until the spinach wilts.
  • Serve over rice.

Notes

To bake a single serving of rice:

You will need:

  • 1/4 cup rice
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tablespoon butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  • Pour the rice in an oven safe ramekin or small baking dish. Add the water, butter and salt.
  • Cover ramekin with aluminum foil and place on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is tender.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 950mg | Potassium: 842mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 11165IU | Vitamin C: 15.3mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2.4mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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5 thoughts on “Pork Stir Fry For One”

  1. 4 stars
    I followed the instructions and the dish is a keeper. I do like stir fry a little spacer so at the table I added a few shakes of Franks Red-Hot Sweet Chili. Yum! I was surprised how filling it was. I’m so happy to have found this site. If is so good so be eating home cooked food again.

    1. Hi Luana,

      Add the salt to the pork as it is cooking in the skillet (Step 1).
      The amount of black pepper needed is 1/8 teaspoon and it should be added to the soy sauce and vinegar in Step 4 of the recipe.
      Thank you for catching that, the recipe has been updated.

      Joanie

  2. Looks good. I wiil try this but use ground chicken in place of the pork.
    For those who cannot eat soy sauce you can substitute Coconut Aminos for the soy sauce. I do this in all recipes calling for soy sauce.

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