Pork Teriyaki Stir-Fry; Crispy pork with pineapple, carrots and pepper is. Way better than take-out. And having a jar of homemade teriyaki sauce in the fridge really makes this quick and easy dinner perfect for a busy work week!

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I hope you don’t mind me doing it again.

Stir-fry that is.

Because I’m on a little stir-fry kick that I can’t seem to shake. Not that I really want to or anything.

But really this whole obsession started when I got a rice cooker for Christmas.

rice cooker

Before this beloved appliance came into my life I couldn’t make decent rice to save my life. My rice was so bad I couldn’t tell if it was under-cooked or over-cooked… yeah I know. So when my husband said “finally Laurie, edible rice!” I started turning out rice dishes left and right. Overkill? Maybe.


To make this Pork Teriyaki Stir-Fry recipe you’ll need a little bit of the homemade teriyaki sauce I posted yesterday. Along with that, you’ll need  pork {uh-duh}, rice, egg whites, olive oil, cornstarch, chili paste, pineapple, green onions, sliced carrots, diced peppers and yellow onion.

What is Teriyaki?

Technically, teriyaki is a Japanese cooking technique consisting of meat or seafood marinated in soy sauce and grilled. 


The preparation for this recipe is a lot like the sesame chicken recipe, so the next few steps should look familiar. Crack two eggs and separate the yolks from the whites.


In a large bowl whisk the whites a little…

spicy-pork-teriyaki-stir-fry-whisk in cornstarch

Add in the cornstarch, whisk until smooth and set aside for a moment.


For the pork part, I like to use 2 pounds of center-cut loin chops. I have made this with a 2 pound pork tender loin before… and that works too!


But I like these better. I bought these chops bone-in… because it’s cheaper…


And because you get a tenderloin along with the chop. BOOM!


Run a sharp knife carefully around the bone and discard it once you’re done.


Cut the pork into strips and then into one inch pieces.


Toss it into the cornstarch, season with a couple pinches of kosher salt a good pinch of black pepper. You know the drill!


Stir well to coat every piece of pork.


In a large skillet add a tablespoon of olive oil and heat on medium-high.


Next, drop in the peppers, onions and carrots. Stir to coat in the oil and quickly cook for 5-8 minutes, allowing the vegetables to sweat, stirring occasionally until they soften but are still a little firm.


And then transfer to a plate and set off to the side for a sec.


Next, to the same pan, add in the coated pork pieces and let cook undisturbed for 3-4 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and let the pork continue to cook and get golden, about 10-12 minutes depending on their size.


Then add the vegetables back into the pan with the pork…


Next add in the green onions and pour in a cup of the teriyaki sauce.


Then for some heat add in a teaspoon and a half of chili paste. This adds a good amount of heat to the dish without it being overly spicy. Just enough to heat up the back of your mouth and warms your soul. 


Lastly, add in the fresh pineapple chunks. The teriyaki soaked pineapple pieces are to die for.

This is my favorite part of the whole dish!

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Continue to stir and let this bubble away, heating up the pineapple.

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Finally, serve the pork teriyaki stir-fry over your favorite rice, and then drizzle it all with a little remaining sauce in the pan. Top with some fresh green onions.

There’s just something about the ease of a stir-fry meal on those nights that you just don’t feel like cooking and dirtying up every pan, bowl and spatula in the kitchen. I love them – I really, really do.

Now dig in.

Enjoy! And if you give this Spicy Pork Teriyaki Stir-fry recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Yield: 6 servings

Spicy Teriyaki Pork Stir-Fry

Having a jar of homemade teriyaki sauce in the fridge really makes this quick and easy dinner perfect for a busy work week!


  • 2 pounds bone-in center cut pork loin chop, bone removed and diced into 1" pieces
  • 2 egg whites
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions, plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce
  • teaspoons chili paste, like sambal oelek
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 3 cups cooked rice of your choice, (1/2 cup per serving)


  • It takes exactly 45 minutes for me to make brown rice in my rice cooker and that is exactly enough time to whip this entire dish up. So I start that first and then move on to making the stir-fry.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the egg whites and cornstarch. Add in the pork pieces, season with a couple pinches of kosher salt and a generous pinch of black pepper. Toss the pork in the egg white/cornstarch mixture and set off to the side.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add in the sliced carrots, diced peppers and onion. Stir and cook for 5-8 minutes. Remove the vegetables to a plate when they are slightly softened yet still firm.
  • Add in the pork and cook, undisturbed, for 4 minutes. Reduce the temperature to medium. Turn the pork and continue to cook for 10-12 minutes or until the pork is fully cooked.
  • Add the vegetables back into the skillet along with the green onions, a cup of the homemade teriyaki sauce {refrigerate the rest for another occasion} and a teaspoon and a half of the chili paste. Stir and let the sauce come up to a simmer.
  • Once the sauce has reduced a little bit add in the fresh pineapple, stir and heat those through.
  • Serve the spicy teriyaki pork over rice and spoon a little of the sauce over top. Sprinkle with green onions and enjoy!
Serving: 1g, Calories: 471kcal, Carbohydrates: 46g, Protein: 39g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 101mg, Sodium: 1947mg, Potassium: 897mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 3502IU, Vitamin C: 24mg, Calcium: 53mg, Iron: 2mg

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