Pork Stir Fry Recipe

    Pork Stir Fry on a plate

    Stir fry recipes are always a great go-to when you’re short on time, especially tasty ones like this easy pork stir fry recipe. Made with Thai flavors, you’ll love this healthy pork stir fry with rice.

    Thai pork recipes like this spicy pork stir fry are quick and easy to make. With a wok, a few staple Asian condiments, and ground pork, you’re well on your way to the best pork stir fry recipe.

    Moreover, this pork stir fry recipe comes together very quickly, especially the pork stir fry sauce. Fish sauce, chili paste, and both sweet and dark soy sauce are whisked together to create a delicious pork stir fry marinade.

    Once the pork has finished cooking in the wok, the sauce is poured over the entire pork stir fry for a glossy, flavorful finish. We love serving this pork stir fry with rice, but you could also serve this pork stir fry with noodles. Check out our recipe for Pad Thai “Zoodles” for a delicious accompaniment to this dish.


    Cook time: 15 Minutes
    Prep time: 5 Minutes
    Idle time:
    Servings: Servings



    To prepare the sauce:
    1. Whisk the fish sauce, chili paste, dark soy sauce, and sweet soy sauce in a small bowl to blend then set aside.
    For the stir-fry:
    1. Heat a large wok over medium-high heat. Add the oil. When the first wisp of white smoke comes off of the wok, add the garlic and chilies and stir-fry until the garlic begins to brown, about 30 seconds.
    2. Add the pork and cook until it starts to brown, flattening the meat to cover the surface of the wok and breaking it up with a spatula, about 2 minutes.
    3. Add the onion and bell pepper and stir-fry until the pork is cooked and the onions are crisp-tender, about 2 minutes.
    4. Pour the sauce over the stir-fry and sprinkle with the white pepper. Stir to combine thoroughly. Cook until the sauce reduces, about 2 minutes.
    5. Stir in the basil leaves and half of the green onions. Spoon the rice onto 4 plates. Spoon the stir-fry over the rice. Garnish with the remaining green onions and basil sprigs and serve immediately.

    Additional information

    Updated by Beeta Hashempour on 8/1/2018

    Jet Tila is a nationally renowned chef of all styles of Asian cuisine and host of Z Living's TV show Chasing The Yum. His passion for Asian food began at an early age. As a boy, he spent time learning the ancient traditions of classical Asian cuisine in family restaurants and at the Bangkok Market. At age 10, Jet realized his deep connection to food sprung from a deeper connection to his history; learning family traditions from his Cantonese grandmother further piqued his interest. In his early teens, Jet was making appetizers at his family’s restaurants. At 22, he was teaching cooking classes in his backyard a phenomenon that caught the attention of The Los Angeles Times. Chef Jet’s Le Cordon Bleu education, coupled with his extensive knowledge of Asian gastronomy, have given him a wide range of ideas to draw upon and a broad framework to craft incomparable and innovative cuisine. In culinary school, Jet began to develop his style by seeking novel and inventive ways to approach Eastern ingredients with classical French technique. He has also completed an intensive program of study at the California Sushi Academy. Chef Jet has written two cover pieces and several articles for the food section of The Los Angeles Times and has been featured in Los Angeles magazine. He has appeared on Food TV’s “The Best Of,” “Food Finds” and “The Secret Life Of”; The Learning Channel’s “No Reservations” with Chef Anthony Bourdain and “Take Home Chef”; HGTV’s “Smart Solutions” and “Weekend Entertaining”; PBS’s “Visiting With Huell Howser”; and is a frequent contributor to National Public Radio’s “Good Food” with Evan Kleiman. Chef Jet was awarded the Los Angeles Times best recipe of the year for his Tom Yum soup and his Tom Kha Gai soup was named one of the 10 best recipes of 2000. More recently, Jet was responsible for opening the Pacific Cafe at Google headquarters in Silicon Valley. He holds the Guinness World Record for the “World’s Largest Stirfry” at 1,805 pounds. Chef Jet is highly sought after to consult, teach cooking classes and cater meals; he is the Asian food consultant to the Bon Appetit management company.