Baked Pork Chop with Fried Rice

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Baked Pork Chop with Fried Rice (焗豬扒飯) is a classic in Hong Kong cafe. Who wouldn’t like pork chop with fried rice in tomato sauce and top with melted cheese? It is everyone’s favorite. It is a all-in-one casserole dish.

If you ask the people who have left Hong Kong for a while, what food they miss the most in Hong Kong, many of them would tell you cafe style food. Many Hong Kong cafe dishes are influenced by the west, like the use of tomato sauce, cream, cheese, and pasta. With the combination of Chinese ingredients and cooking style, these dishes are unique and special. They are definitely not too easy to find in the US, especially with that kind of fusion flavors. Therefore I tried to make them at home. After a few tries, I am very happy with this baked pork chop with fried rice recipe. It was good and it tasted very close to the flavors that I remember.

Give this a try and get a taste of Hong Kong!

P.S. I have to thank my Hong Kong friends, Iris and Tony for giving me this cook book. Without it, I won’t be able to recreate many delicious Hong Kong food at home.

Baked Pork Chop with Fried Rice (Adapted from Homemade Tea Restaurant Signature Dishes)

3 servings

Ingredients:

–   1 ½ cup uncooked rice

–   3 eggs (beaten)

–   4 thin cut pork chops (removed bones if needed)

–   3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

–   ½ large onion (cut into wedges)

–   1 ½ medium tomatoes (cut into wedges)

–   ¾ – 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

–   2 tablespoons grated Parmesan (optional)

–   vegetable oil

–   salt

–   ground white pepper

Sauce:

–   ½ cup plus 3 tablespoons ketchup

–   ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon low-sodium beef broth

–   2 ½ tablespoons sugar

–   2 tablespoons soy sauce

–   1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

–   1 teaspoon tomato paste

Directions:

  1. Cook the rice in a rice cooker. Once the rice is cooked, let it cool at room temperature for at least 1½ hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 425˚F.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients for the sauce. Mix well and set aside.
  4. In a wok or large pan over medium heat, heat up 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Pour in ½ of the beaten egg. Scramble the eggs until almost cook through. Add the rice and stir-fry with a spatula. Add 2 more tablespoons of beaten egg into the rice. Season with salt. Stir-fry until everything is well mixed. Transfer the fried rice to a baking dish.
  5. In two plates, put the flour and the rest of the beaten egg on them separately.
  6. Pat dry the pork chops with paper towels. Season with salt and white pepper. Dust the pork chops first with flour, then dip into the egg.
  7. In a large pan over medium-high heat, heat up 3 tablespoons vegetable oil. Cook the pork chop in the oil until light brown and cook through, about 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. When the pork chops are warm, cut them into strips. Place them in the baking dish on top of the fried rice.
  8. In another large pan over medium-high heat, heat up 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Stir in the onions and cook until light brown, about 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook until slightly soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in the sauce. Turn the heat down to medium-low. Cook for 2 more minutes. Pour the sauce and mixture over the pork chop and fried rice. Top with mozzarella cheese and Parmesan. Cook in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown. Serve immediately.

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16 thoughts on “Baked Pork Chop with Fried Rice

  1. This seems incredibly simple. It’s kinda like a cheese baked fried rice with the added bonus of pork chops inside. I can get behind this.

  2. ooh, looks so yummy and inviting ^^ hk char chan teng grub is quite popular where i live.. but there’s nothing like the real thing in hk or homemade ones ^^

    • Lucky you! I am not living very close to the Chinese community. In that area, there are some decent char chan teng places. Every once a while, I go there and get to enjoy those delicious food. But yea, this version is pretty close to the real thing in HK. I am very happy about that.

  3. I realise too most modern style HK cafes in Melbourne is also serving pork cutlets with melted cheese and different combination of rice and meat with melted cheese too.

    Yours looks fantastic with lots of modern HK flavours!

    • Thanks. Casseroles with pork chops are really popular in Hong Kong cafes. This one with tomato sauce and fried rice has to be my favorite and most common. But anything with melted cheese will make me happy.

  4. Oh My! Looks so delicious. Hadn’t had baked pork chop rice in a long while. Used to be my favourite at HK cafe in Melbourne. I am definitely going to make them. Thanks for the recipes.

  5. THANK YOU for this recipe! I used to LOVE going to hk style cafes to get this, along with a side of hk styled milk tea. I’ll be trying out this recipe soon 🙂

  6. Going to use your receipe to make the pork chop… without rice for tomorrow dinner.. was thinking do I need to marinated the pork chop overnight?

    • Hey Cecilia! Good to see you here. 🙂
      You don’t need to marinate the pork chop overnight, just season the chops right before. But if you want, you can too. Hope you guys will like it. Have a great day!

  7. I’ve been craving for this for weeks! Stranded in panhandle florida with extremely limited Asian food, so I’m really glad to find this post. It looks similar to the ones I ate at Hongkong’s cafes. I changed the pork chop with bratwurst sausages, sliced, which was pretty good but I agree pork chop would taste better. I also added ground beef when cooking onion, making the sauce similar to spaghetti sauce to give it more meat than rice. I used parmigiano regiano instead of parmesan. It was awesome!! Tastes like home 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    • I am so thrilled to hear you enjoyed the dish! It is good to get a taste of home when you are far away from home. I know how that feel.
      I like the idea of using sausage and ground beef. I would try that nice time. Thank you for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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