Chinese-style pork fillet with fried rice

Chinese-style pork fillet with fried rice

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(101 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins Plus marinating


Serves 4
A low-fat family favourite with tender pork that's simple to make, a great mid-week meal

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal319
  • fat9g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs31g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre3g
  • protein29g
  • salt1.53g
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  • 420g pack pork fillet, trimmed and sliced into medallions
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 1 tbsp Chinese five-spice
  • 2 tbsp honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 egg, beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 225g cooked rice



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • 200g frozen pea, defrosted



    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 2 spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…


  1. Mix the pork medallions with the soy sauce and five-spice; leave to marinate for 5 mins. Heat a large non-stick pan, then fry the pork for 2-3 mins on each side until cooked through. Pour in 150ml boiling water with the honey and bubble for 2 mins. Mix the cornflour with a little water, stir into the sauce and cook until it thickens and is glossy.

  2. Meanwhile, make the fried rice. Pour the egg into a non-stick frying pan to make an omelette, cooking for 2 mins on each side. Remove, roll up, and cut into thin strips. Add the rice to the pan with the peas and stir-fry for 3-5 mins until piping hot, then gently stir through the omelette with the spring onions and seasoning and cook for 1 min. Serve with the pork and a dash more soy sauce.

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29th Oct, 2019
Good basic & easy recipe that was nice, but I'm going to tweak to taste the next time I cook it. Didn't have honey so I used maple syrup. Rice definitely needs salt, and I added sliced mushrooms, red & green peppers and half a chopped onion. The sauce is lacking something I can't quite put my finger on. Also I wouldn't advise cooking an omelette if your're in a hurry. Simply stir in a whipped egg to the rice.
28th Oct, 2019
Totally lovely ... on a personal more salt required after serving to cater for individual taste. Thank you
31st Aug, 2019
Really tasty, I added mushrooms to the rice, and used sugar snap peas.
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Paige Smith
16th Aug, 2019
I made this for myself and my partner. He is not a Chinese fan at all so he wasn't looking forward to this dish... Cooked it and he licked the plate clean. It was lovely. I did no tweaking to the recipe minus I added a pinch of salt to the rice. It was lovely and I will be cooking again.
10th Jun, 2019
Really enjoyed this for a tasty midweek meal. Cooked as per recipe, then did a veggie version using frozen vegan ‘oumph’ chunks. Everyone enjoyed this, so will be making again!
27th Mar, 2017
This has become a mid week staple for us, I use pork loin steaks as they are cheaper than fillet. I also add extra 5 spice. The rice is lovely. Serve it with BBC Good food "Chinese braised red cabbage" to really make it special.
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29th Jan, 2017
The flavours were nice but I didn't like the gloopy sauce that resulted from adding cornflour. I think just reducing the water/honey mixture would have been nicer. The rice needed more than one egg in my opinion. Wouldn't rush to make this again.
26th Jan, 2017
The first time we made this, we thought it was tasty but felt it lacked sauciness. Second time around, we decided to double or triple up on the marinade recipe to make it saucier. Big mistake. It became incredibly bitter and is clearly meant to be eaten as a slightly "drier" stir fry than we're used to. Will probably make it again and instead make a sauce on the side.
24th Nov, 2016
Surprisingly, I wasn't struck on this, I thought this was average at best. The rice was pretty flavourless even with plenty of seasoning, and the sauce was a bit too sweet.
22nd Feb, 2016
We really enjoyed this, including my boys of 18 months and 4 years. I doubled the onions and used more rice (225g before cooking). Definitely going to be a regular on our menu!


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Melissa Fay
6th May, 2020
Try replacing the soy sauce with sesame oil it tastes great, I did find the meat a little dry so will make sure temperature not too high next !
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