Pork Fried Rice + $1000 visa giftcard giveaway

January 7, 2013 by Ali


I am so excited about today’s post because I get to chat it up with you about two of my childhood favorites — Kikkoman and pork fried rice!

I’ve mentioned on here numerous times before that our family had a tradition of eating lunch together every Saturday at our local neighborhood Chinese restaurant, Lotus Gardens. From the time when my sister and I were little tikes in booster seats, to elementary schoolers racing to complete math problems that my dad wrote on our paper placemats, to too-cool-for-school middle schoolers sporting (not-so-cool) huge glasses, to high schoolers bringing along the occasional teenage friends (and boyfriends), to college students who insisted on eating there within the first 24 hours of every visit home….so many of our family’s best memories were made during those Saturday lunches.

And as is often the case with favorite restaurants, we each had our favorites meals. Dad ordered #7, Mom ordered #13 with no bamboo shoots, my sister Sarah ordered chow mein, and I ordered the same thing every week — a large bowl of egg drop soup and pork fried rice. But the meal was never complete without the “bottle with the red cap”, our Kikkoman soy sauce. Our entire family always passed it around the table, and then it often went around again for seconds. We all love our soy sauce!

What’s more, my mom would probably tell you that I once threw a small tantrum when she brought home the “off brand” soy sauce for us to use with a stir fry. I could tell it tasted different, and turned up my young little nose and complained until she went back to the store later that week to buy “the real deal.” Today, I’m still partial to Kikkoman. But now I keep a host of their products in my pantry and fridge — from soy sauce, to teriyaki, to panko, to rice vinegars, to hoisin/plum/oyster/thai chili/black bean sauce and more. It has been amazing to watch the company grow over the years!

So I was completely excited when I heard that Lucy Walker (Academy Award nominee – look her up!) was going to be directing a new short documentary called “Make Haste Slowly: The Kikkoman Creed.” I just had a chance to watch it, and it is absolutely beautifully done. I was completely unaware of the history of Kikkoman, but it turns out that the brand is over 300 years old, and that it was started by women in a time when women certainly did not start companies. Since the beginning, though, they’ve made a commitment to abide by an inspiring family creed passed down through nineteen generations, which they brought with them when venturing out as the first Japanese company to open in the United States in the 70′s. Truly amazing to hear about the ways they honor their product and tradition, and even more so, how they have such a respectful track record to honoring those who make their products.

Really, whenever you are next sitting down with some Chinese takeout or are whipping up a stir-fry at home, take 24 minutes to watch “Make Haste Slowly”. I guarantee you will never think about that little bottle with the red cap the same way again!

Finally, to celebrate Kikkoman, I am sharing with you my recipe for my favorite pork fried rice. AND, we are hosting a giveaway for one lucky reader to win a $1000 Visa gift card, to hopefully be used towards cooking classes so that you can build your own family traditions! Read below to enter.

Pork Fried Rice

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4-6 Servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 c. cold cooked rice
  • 2 spring onions, green and white parts separated then sliced
  • 2 cooked Chinese sausages, quartered lengthwise then diced
  • 2 carrots, diced and cooked
  • 1/2 c. frozen green peas (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. oyster sauce


Beat the eggs with 1 tsp. light sauce and 1/2 tsp. sesame oil. Heat up a non-stick frying pan and add 1 tbsp. of oil. Pour in the eggs and swirl around to coat the bottom of the pan. As the egg cooks, push the edges towards the center and let the uncooked eggs ooze towards the edges. When set, flip over onto a chopping board and cut into small square pieces.

Heat up a wok and add 2 tbsps. of oil. Add the garlic and fry for 3 minutes. Add the rice and 2 tsps. of light soy sauce. Fry on high heat for about 5 minutes or until the rice is hot and fragrant. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. Clean the wok and heat again. Add 1 tbsp. of oil and the sausages and the whites of the spring onions. Stir fry for 2 minutes. Add the carrots (and peas), and oyster sauce. Stir fry for another 2 minutes. Put the rice back in and stir to mix. Stir fry for 3 minutes or until the mixture is piping hot. Add the eggs and the greens of the spring onions. Stir for a minute then turn the heat off. This is now ready to serve.

Slightly adapted from Adora's Box.

(c) 2013 Gimme Some Oven. All rights reserved.

How To Enter The $1000 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

Entry Instructions:

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

  1. a. Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post.
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  3. c. Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post.
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No duplicate comments. This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to respond; otherwise, a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 1/7/2013 – 2/28/2013.

Be sure to visit the Kikkoman’s brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!

filed in Entrees, Giveaways, Pork, Sides

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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789 thoughts on “Pork Fried Rice + $1000 visa giftcard giveaway

  1. This looks absolutely yummy! I’m going to make it, and thanks for the chance to win!

    - Pam

  2. I tweeted about this great giveaway! https://twitter.com/aggiesmom1/status/418433627836268544

    - Pam

  3. This looks so yummy!!

    - Kelly

  4. My husband LOVES fried rice so I cannot wait to try this recipe! It looks amazing! I also shared on twitter.com/LydiaJones67 Thanks for an awesome recipe and giveaway!

    - Lydia Jones

  5. Oh my, this pork fried rice looks delicious. I love fried rice and Kikkoman Soy Sauce is the best! Thanks for the opportunity.

    - Susan Willard

  6. Love the rice and love the giveaway! :)

    - Meyia Johnson

  7. I have never had pork fried rice but would absolutely LOVE to try it!! Plus you can’t go wrong with $1000 visa giveaway!!

    - Arin Ensor

  8. I use the “kikkoman shake”(soy sauce) as I call it in a lot of my dishes. I make an awesome mashed sweet potato dish using kikkoman soy,sauteed green onion.

    Mmmmmm, I made myself hungry for this. I see a run to the grocery is in order!

    - sharon

  9. When I was younger, I would pour soy sauce all over my white rice — usually using up half of the bottle. This was always at my Dad’s house, because my mother hates Asian food. Anyway, I kid you not about the bottle part — my dad would sometimes ask if I wanted rice with my soy sauce.

    Anyway, I don’t use as much soy sauce now – but I still love it a lot. My current favorite Asian meal = spicy tuna roll + a bottle of the stuff with the red cap. ;) I’m going to have Asian food tomorrow…

    xoxo Paige

    - Paigeh

  10. looks yummy and I love Kikkoman products

    - ewhatley

  11. shared on twitter, thanks for the chance :)


    - cassie

  12. this recipe looks amazing!! probably much better than some of the processed stuff out there nowadays.

    - cassie

  13. Tweeted:
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

    - anash

  14. their oyster sauce is out of this world when it comes to chinese cooking! Thanks for a super giveaway!

    - anash

  15. I’m not sure what the sweepstakes prompt is, but I think this recipe sounds delicious. I would probably sub in chicken for the pork, though.

    - Wehaf

  16. Looks great! I’ll have to have my wife try this recipe

    - Wardell M

  17. looks fantastic- love trying new recipes

    - jaimee w

  18. This is an excellent looking dish! I would love to use this for cooking classes!

    - Jordan

  19. Totally going to make this soon and very soon!

    P.S. Tweeted also: https://twitter.com/chaseafterwind/status/306524237856923648

    - Amy B

  20. That looks really good actually.

    - Jason

  21. I would definitely pass down my grandmother’s chicken and dumplings. Yum!

    - Whitney

  22. Their products were and still are a staple in my house! Fried rice is amazing when you make it yourself.

    - Mariana

  23. This recipe looks so good.

    - cheri oneil

  24. This looks amazing, and easy. Would love to take a cooking class.

    - Christy

  25. Yum! I would use the gift card to stock up my kitchen with some much needed tools, like my own wok to make fried rice!

    - Olivia

  26. Its so simple but so good , I made this tonight and really enjoyed it . Thanks !

    - Ivan Breeved

  27. Love Kikkoman Ponzu, can’t wait to try it with this recipe.

    - Diane Z.

  28. Awesome! If I had a recipe to pass down, it would be my chicken and broccoli recipe that I developed myself.

    - Jessica F

  29. I’m going to make this fried rice recipe this week. Looks delicious!

    - Lori

  30. I don’t eat pork, but the presentation of your dish looks good. I t reminds me of the commercials on the FoodNetwork.

    - Asma

  31. Could you use pork chops as well ? Looks easy and good.

    - Tracy s

  32. Just what I want for dinner tonight. Thanks!

    - Katrina

  33. The recipe (and of course the giveaway) looks fabulous! Happily pinning!
    Thank so much!

    - Nicki B.

  34. LOVE Chinese food, and fried rice specifically. This has inspired me to make my own takeout using Kikkoman :)

    - Ashley P

  35. I’m going to go dig thru the freezer right now for some boneless pork chops I know are hiding & I’ll make this rice. Thanks!

    - Martha in KS

  36. This looks delicious! I’m always looking for new fried rice recipes to try.

    - Acacia

  37. Love Kikkoman. We use it a lot. Recipe looks delicious!

    - Janice

  38. I pinned this recipe!! I love Chinese food, and its even better made at home! LOVE kikkoman low sodium…a staple in my fridge!

    - Meghan

  39. Sounds yummy!! Love Kikkoman!!!

    - Becky Horn

  40. definitely just bookmarked this recipe!! :) hoping to make it next week. i looOoOve using kikkoman in tofu recipes too! (im a vegetarian)

    - Veronica

  41. I use Kikkoman in my mom’s korean short rib recipe!

    - meredith

  42. Some things we are able to buy store brand without noticing a difference in taste, like milk and eggs, but other products, like Kikkoman and Heinz, I can tell a difference.

    - Kevin

  43. I love Kikkoman, when I was a kid i’d try to drink the stuff lol.


    - Anika Snow

  44. Love Kikkoman, Can’t wait to try this recipe. Is there a certain type rice you use for stir fry? I usually buy jasmine rice.

    - Gina Thomas

  45. Wow! great giveaway. I really love experimenting with Asian recipes. Your fried rice recipe looks good – I’d probably add more oyster sauce because it really gives the rice an authentic takeout taste.

    - Debra Ford

  46. Definitely have my red cap (although it’s the extra large jug!). The recipe looks delicious too.

    - Brittany

  47. This recipe looks yummy! Thanks!!

    - Dani Ross

  48. Wow, what a great story. Can’t wait to try her recipe. I love soy sauce and didn’t realize the history behind Kikkoman.

    - Karen Jordan

  49. I tweeted as well to complete the giveaway requirements: https://twitter.com/HaileyJeanneT/status/304724227674759170

    - Hailey Thompson

  50. Love this post! And I’ve always loved Kikkoman soy sauce – I use it in my favorite Asian quinoa stir fry to give the recipe an extra kick of flavor, yum! If I win the $1,000 visa giftcard, I would celebrate with a big dinner party for all my friends, complete with some Kikkoman infused dishes!

    - Hailey Thompson

  51. I love pork fried rice! There was a Chinese restaurant across the street from my college campus and I used to visit every week (at least) to get pork fried rice. Sometimes I could talk my friends into going between classes. If they couldn’t come I would go by myself. I often got extra orders to go so I could have some later. I never got tired of the stuff.
    Now my mouth is watering. Think I will go make some.

    - Marilyn Barnes

  52. This Recipe Looks Delish! My Family Loves Rice So This Dish Is Going To Be Whats For Dinner Friday Night !

    - Heather Hayes Panjon

  53. Looks yummy, I will have to try this receipe. Also great sweepstakes. Thanks

    - Patti W.

  54. Your fried rice recipe looks wonderful and I shall have to try it, your post reminds me that I have a spring roll recipe I need to try to make soon!


  55. I just found your blog today and am sooo exited to try numerous recipes that all sound so delicious… :) I love some Chinese dishes but I’m not too crazy about the unhealthy way they are often prepared in many “restaurants”… so I’d rather cook my own Chinese food and know what is in it. Great giveaway you guys have too :) !

    - Helen

  56. I’ve made fried rice with ham and it was delicious! I only use Kikkoman and the family loves it!

    - Bonny

  57. I have to say that, being half Asian, Kikkoman has always been on our dinner table/in our fridge. And your fried rice recipe sounds amazing! I can’t wait to give it a try.

    - Dorothy P

  58. I just entered to win a $1000 Visa Gift Card courtesy of Kikkoman! #SweepstakesEntry— Dorothy Paape (@DPaape) February 20, 2013

    - Dorothy P

  59. Oh, yum! When I was a kid, I used to drown my rice in soy sauce and eat it just plain like that. I love salt!

    - Lauren @ Hobo Mama

  60. Sounds delicious – excited to try this!

    - Deirdre

  61. Pork Fried Rice + Kikkoman = Love of Family
    My Filipino Daddy was a cook on a Navy ship during WWII. After the war, my Daddy was the Head Cook at the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton California. Needless to say, he was the greatest Dad and greatest cook a kid could hope for. He always made us kids a fried rice dish for our weekend lunch and pork fried rice was our favorite. Kikkoman was a stable in our household and still is in mine. When I make that great comfort food, Pork Fried Rice, I always add the extra love which is Kikkoman.

    - Terri Guimmayen May

  62. I love all kinds of fried rice as well as plain cooked rice and we always use kikkoman on top.

    - Melissa Olson

  63. I composed a tweet as well (and tweeted it of course): https://twitter.com/AnnaZed/status/303790651265409024

    - Margot C

  64. We always use Kikkoman and I make some authentic and some really not so authentic Asian dishes. I have both the red cap and the green (lower-sodium) cap bottle, always!

    Thanks for your recipe, I can do that.

    - Margot C

  65. Kikkoman is a mainstay in my kitchen! And I am going to try the pork fried rice with it this weekend…

    - Suzy

  66. We use Kikkoman all the time, and your fried rice recipe looks delicious

    - Krissie

  67. I’m half Japanese and Kikkoman soy sauce is the only brand that was ever used when I was growing up. The Visa gift card is a fantastic giveaway!

    - Renee F

  68. Making for dinner tonight! sounds delicious, quick and easy. Perfect!

    - Julie Z

  69. So glad to have found your site today my husband is going to make your rice tonight he LOVES to cook am enjoying hopping around your site Thanks for the great give away chance.Becky

    - becky derry

  70. I think that this recipe sounds delicious and easy. I know my grandchildren will love it. It has all of the flavors that they prefer.

    - E. Margaret King

  71. Yap, there are cheaper chinese brands, but I still prefer kikkoman too.

    - KL Tok

  72. I agree with you – Kikkoman is essentially the only brand we buy, because others are inferior. We use the less sodium soy sauce and the tamari soy sauce for several recipes.

    We’ll even use it for this recipe. :)

    - Erin A Wilson

  73. Sounds delicious! Any fried rice recipe is worth a try!

    - Brandon

  74. I use Kikkoman low sodium soy sauce just about everyday! Great contest :)

    - Kim Geib

  75. Making this right now. Smells so good in the kitchen. Watched the video last night and we decided that we wanted this for tonights dinner. Never knew about the history of Kikkomans, such a great story. I will always make sure to have Kikkoman’s in stock at my house.

    - Denise T

  76. Kikkoman is the only soy sauce I’ll use. Tried many others and always came back.
    Thanks for the contest.

    - Sarah L

  77. For all the things that I can cook, I’ve never been much good at making rice (of all things). This inspired me to give it a whirl again tonight for dinner.

    - Jaci

  78. This recipe sounds so good! Can’t wait to try it with Kikkoman’s soy sauce of course! (My fav also)

    - Laura Davalos

  79. Thanks for the new recipe! I’ve tried making Pork Fried Rice before, with disappointing results. Will be trying this one over the weekend!!

    - Debbie Bahn

  80. Oh man, I love any type of fried rice. Just gotta douse it with some soy sauce and a dash of srirarcha :)

    - Eunice

  81. my potato salad recipe

    - latanya

  82. My son’s tastebuds are changing and he is requesting fried rice every week now! We use Kikkoman’s low sodium soy sauce.

    - SusanM

  83. I love Kikkoman’s and use it a lot in my recipes. I love your fried Rice recipe. Thanks for the giveaway and would love to win it!

    - Cindy Brickley

  84. We love Kikkoman! There is always a place in our refrigerator, pantr and table for it as well as you amazing pork fried rice!

    - Debi

  85. Warning: Don’t read this post at lunch time! Your stomach will rumble so loud your coworkers will turn their heads!

    Thanks for a great simple recipe!

    - Sarah @howipinchapenny

  86. Love this recipe! Thank you!

    - Alison O

  87. Fried Rice is one of my all time favorites. I have been searching for a good recipe and yours sounds awesome! Can’t wait to taste it!!!

    - Angela Jackson

  88. LOVE pork or chicken fried rice!!

    - nancy bowers

  89. Wow! I guess I never thought too hard about Kikkomon. I am going to watch the documentary right now.

    - Elizabeth @ Mackin' Cheese

  90. Easy to make and delicious!

    - Rachael Morgan

  91. Thanks for the chance to win !… Can’t wait to try this recipe !…

    - Lori A.

  92. Looks yummy!

    - Jodi

  93. Your rice looks delicious! I’ve never heard of “Chinese Sausages”. Where do you find those? Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    - Kathy

  94. Looks delicious! Could all this be made in a rice cooker for convenience? Oh and sweepstakes here we go!

    - Wanmeng Zhang

  95. Looks Yummy!!

    - sheryl

  96. This recipe looks great and cooking classes would be a great way to use the gift card! Thanks for the chance to win!

    - Kala

  97. Thank you would love to try your pork fried rice.

    - Heather g

  98. Mmmm. That $1000 gift card would help me try some upscale restaurants. Although I’m not sure what Chinese sausages are or what could be a substitute…

    - Francesca V.

  99. I would love to win this awesome prize!!!!!

    - Kimberly Manning

  100. I’m excited to try this fried rice! And we’d love to win the gift card, cooking with my little girls is definitely a tradition of ours!

    - TiAnn F.

  101. Oo! I’ve been looking for a good recipe for pork fried rice for a long time! Gotta try this!

    - Crystal

  102. Love fried rice! A wonderful comfort food.

    - KaYan

  103. https://twitter.com/trendybabyswag/status/301380990071341057

    Tweeted it! Love your blog-thanks for the giveaway!

    - Rachel Postma

  104. I am a huge fan of Kikkoman soy sauce as well! I also always order chicken fried rice whenever we eat at a Chinese restaurant. There’s nothing like good fried rice!

    - Rachel Postma

  105. This recipe sounds awesome. I have made pork fried rice before but not with all these ingredients. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks

    - Sherrie

  106. I’m an ABC, and one of my cooking laments is that my parents don’t have recipes for what they cook! They tell me, “Yeah, toss in that green onion, garlic, ginger, a little salt, a little white pepper, etc etc,” and while that works to a degree, it’s not super-conducive to recreating “Mom’s home cooking.” Thanks for the recipe! It looks absolutely delicious, and I can’t wait to try it! Sign me up for this giveaway, too! :)

    - Annie

  107. Can’t wait to make this recipe! Looks delicious! And Kikkoman has totally played a role at nearly everyone of my meals. Please sign me up for the giftcard giveaway!

    - Jane M.

  108. Your photography is fantastic – the fried rice looks great! Now I’m hungry!

    - Lizbeth

  109. Looks delicious! I love home made fried rice.

    - Mackenzie

  110. I just recently found your recipe on Pinterest…my new favorite site for new recipes. And let me tell you, you had a handful of recipes my mother had made for us kids while growing up. I would love love love to win the sweepstakes to give even more of your recipes a try. My mother tried hard to show us kids when we lived at home how to make some of her authentic foods, this would be a great way to learn, hands on. Trying. This recipe tonight, just veggie style. Thanks!

    - Kim

  111. In your recipe it asks for 1 1/2 tsp of sesame oil. Use of 1/2 tsp is when the eggs are made, but you don’t specify when the 1tsp of sesame oil is used. Love this simple recipe.

    - Kim

  112. We are experimenting with the kiddos on Sunday, and they are super excited to try this tonight! We’ll let you know how it goes. . . .

    - Amanda

  113. My mom is Korean and she has passed on some good recipes to me

    - Linda Brooks

  114. 300 year old company started by women, love it!

    - A Goupil

  115. http://onekernel.blogspot.com/2013/02/great-giveaway-opportunity.html

    Here is the link to my blog post. Thank you for the opportunity to win such an amazing prize!

    By the way, Kikkoman is the only soy sauce I use. I like their green cap, low sodium :)

    - Carla Siu

  116. Great recipe! I learned a new way to do the eggs from this post….thank you :)

    - Carla Siu

  117. Thanks for the chance to win! I will try to find time to blog about it as well before the end of the drawing!

    - Melissa @ Renovations & Relationships

  118. I bet this would taste pretty good with some pineapple too!

    - Carla Clapper

  119. I have recently gone vegan, but I’m still a fan of Kikkoman products, and it’s so inspirational to me that this company was started by a woman. I’m sure I can sub a meatless meat for the pork in this recipe to make a delicious vegan version : ) Thanks

    - Carla Clapper

  120. I’ve been looking for a good fried rice recipe, will have to give this one a try! We’re terrible about buying off brand soy sauce, but a gift card would definitely change that :)

    - Alison

  121. Yum! Looks good.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    - Kellie Santoro

  122. My mom’s best friend passed down her spaghetti sauce to me and it is out of this world!!!

    - Maura

  123. What a great giveaway! Thanks!

    - susan duane

  124. This looks so good…I want to make this for my kids!

    - Linda Tagg



  126. HERE’S MY 2ND ENTRY TWEET! https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/299975769030012928


  127. This looks good, i’ll have to figure out where to get the sausage. hopefully i will win gift card and can buy a bunch!

    - laura krajca

  128. I can’t wait to try this, my favorite Thai place unfortunately closed and I loved their fried rice dish.

    - Christi

  129. I have never actually tried to make Pork Fried Myself, somehow it’s always been one of those things that I order out and never tried my hand at making myself, thanks for sharing your recipe!

    - Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

  130. That looks great! I have been experimenting with Asian cooking more and more. This looks like the ultimate comfort food.

    - Jen

  131. Yum!!! great photography! I feel like I could just dig in!!

    - Lori@Mothering Matters

  132. I love pork fried rice and I love Kikkoman soy sauce. I will have to check that movie out!

    - Erika

  133. this looks so delicious and easy to make!

    - christine jessamine

  134. This pork fried rice looks the best ever. I can’t wait to try it!

    - Dennis B.

  135. would love to win this!
    great recipe

    - jean carlisle

  136. pork fried rice is my fav!!! sooo yummmyyy

    - Heather M.

  137. I didn’t see a prompt but I loved reading about your food traditions!

    - Nadine Byers

  138. Wow, what a great giveaway. I’m love cooking classes and teaching my two kiddos to cook. I would love to take them to a cooking class with me!

    - becca g

  139. tweet–https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/299169065568710658

    - Wild Orchid

  140. I would pass down my grandfather’s authentic sicilian tomato sauce and meatballs recipe.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

    - Wild Orchid

  141. My husband and I enjoy making fried rice. I’ve never seen Chinese sausage, but I’m sure this would be good with any other white meat.

    - Peggy

  142. I have this (really old but proven) recipe for porkchops that uses soysauce and apricotjam. Oh boy, just thinking about it makes my mouth water. Maybe I’ll have to make that tonight…
    I could make prk fried rice with it – perfect!
    Love the giveaway.

    - Dagmar Finch

  143. Pork fried rice is the best!

    - Sarah W.

  144. My father made the best chinese food ever and I was greatly inspired and eventually took a cooking class so I could relicate the amazing flavors myself. I love kikkoman’s teryaki sauces- the flsvor is awesome!

    - ria

  145. Thanks for the recipe, can’t wait to try it.

    - Belen

  146. Now having a child of our own, I can’t wait to start new family traditions. I’m hoping that I can teach Liam everything I know about cooking and baking. He’s already got a head start, watching me in his high chair! :D Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :D

    - Caroline @ chocolate & carrots

  147. I love me some kikkoman’s sauce too, super yummy products! I am definetly making this friend this week, it looks super yummy! Thanks so much for sharing your story and recipe!

    - Etta

  148. This looks delicious and I get to enter a contest. Yeah!

    - Cheryl Wenz

  149. pinned this to remind you im going to cook this one of these days

    - lala r

  150. I too am loyal to the “red cap”. So much better than those soy sauces that shall remain nameless :) I don’t see a prompt that I am supposed to answer, but I loved reading about your Saturday lunches and am thrilled at the chance to win!

    - Denise L

  151. This recipe looks delicious and I love kikkoman’s sauces.

    - Paula

  152. tweet posted

    - leonard Merriman

  153. Sounds so yummy I am making it tonight :)

    - leonard Merriman

  154. I love Kikkoman from way back. When I was a child I didn’t know there was any other soy sauce. I still use Kikkoman today – I’m so glad they have a gluten free version!

    - Jean

  155. https://twitter.com/MyJourneyToLean/status/298227938355187712 – for my second entry. ;) Thanks! #fingerscrossed

    - Melissa

  156. We love Kikkoman Low Sodium Soy Sauce when we make fried rice! Am excited to learn about the history and enter this giveaway!

    - Melissa

  157. My dad spent a couple years in Japan when he was younger and so growing up he made a lot of authentic Japanese food. He insist ed on using Kikkomen brand soy sauce, because it really is the best.

    - Cynthia Mackay

  158. Your stir fry looks yummy. I use Kikkoman in my stir fry too. I usually make combination with different meats and vegetables.

    - Susan Smith

  159. Love fried rice and Kikkoman!

    - Ellen

  160. That recipe looks amazing! I plan to try it this week!

    - Jennifer Fraraccio

  161. My favorite Kikkoman product is the low sodium soy sauce.

    - Marie

  162. Kikkoman Sauce make the best Chicken Fried Rice….


  163. I prefer veggie fried rice…. but that’s because I don’t eat pork :)

    - christine k.

  164. this recipe looks yummy!

    - Karina Lee

  165. I don’t see the sweepstakes prompt, so I’ll just say that we always use Kikkoman’s low-sodium soy sauce. I am glad that they have a low-sodium option!

    - suburbancorrespondent

  166. Thanks for the giveaway! I love Kikkoman soy sauce too!

    - Florence S

  167. I just had Shrimp fried rice for dinner, and I only use Kikkoman soy sauce. I didn’t know they weren’t in the US until the 70s, that’s about when I started using their products.

    - Mary

  168. I would pass down my mom’s recipe for dinner rolls that we have for every family holiday – refer to the as “THE rolls”. The recipe is an adaptation to a packaged break mix, but they are a family tradition and are always the hit of the meal.

    - Betsie @ Cooking Ripe!

  169. Great post! I love fried rice of all kinds, and I, also, use Kikkoman soy sauce in my cooking.

    - Patrick

  170. Kikkoman has a permanent place in my fridge. Pork fried rice will be making an appearance on our dinner table soon!

    - Bette I

  171. I love Kikkoman’s, this really sounds and looks great

    - sue

  172. I will use brown rice and make a vegetarian version of this. Does fried brown rice taste the same?

    - Sierra M

  173. Wowza! This is an amazing giveaway

    - Laura (Blogging Over Thyme)

  174. Looks and sounds great, where do you find Chinese sausage? I have never seen it.

    - Sue

  175. This looks so tasty!

    - Allegra

  176. Ok, Kikkoman brand ingredients rock! I am trying to lose weight on Weight Watchers, and therefore I am eating lots and lots of vegetables. My idea of seasoning veggies has been the old salt, pepper and butter technique, B.o.r.i.n.g. So, I went to the grocery store and I bought six different Kikkoman products, Rice Wine Vinegar, Plum Sauce, Thai Style Chili Sauce, Hoisin Sauce, Sweet Soy Glaze, and Soy Sauce. Ok, keep in mind I have never used any of these before, and the only one I have tasted before is the soy sauce. I steamed green beans and put some of the rice wine vinegar on them, amazing. I steamed brocolli and added some Soy Sauce at the end, fabulous. I cooked a stir fry with pork and cabbage and peppers and added some of the sweet soy glaze, it was delicious! Finally, if you enjoy lettuce wraps, add some hoisin sauce to ground chicken and you will be in heaven. I am down 12 lbs. in 4 weeks and I have enjoyed every minute of losing it thanks to Kikkoman’s amazing products. Thankyou!

    - Katie C.


    - Marissa

  178. My family LOVES a recipe I created out of necessity – we were short on groceries and I combined three simple ingredients that I happened to have on hand.

    2 cups of Lundberg wild rice
    1 pound uncured/nitrate free bacon
    1 pound frozen peas
    extra virgin olive oil/salt & pepper/several cloves of garlic/basil

    Cook the rice, fry the bacon (saute finely chopped garlic along with bacon), and add the peas (frozen!) to the cooked rice 10 minutes before serving. Chop up the bacon and add to rice pilaf. So simple and so delicious! I hope my daughter makes it for her family.

    - Shannon

  179. Your pork fried rice looks so good!

    - Shannon S.

  180. I tweeted about the giveaway:


    Good luck to everyone!

    - Tim

  181. Your Pork Fried Rice recipe looks and sounds delicious. I love pork fried rice but have never made it. Thanks for sharing!

    - Janice Cooper

  182. Love Pork Fried Rice and your recipe looks so good!!

    - Deb K

  183. I love Kikkoman’s. My favorite dish to use Kikkoman’s on is vegetable lo mein. The noodles taste so good when they soak up the sauce. Thanks for the chance to win!

    - Nicole

  184. I am terrified of oyster sauce – is it like fish sauce? One day I’ll have to get over it (I hope), because I know it lends amazing flavor. Thanks for the giveaway!

    - Amy

  185. Very cool post! I will have to check out the documentary one of these days. I always think food “history” is kind of interesting. :)

    I think I probably grew up eating the generic soy sauce, but I do remember the red topped bottles at Chinese restaurants and definitely use Kikkoman for the most part these days. I tried making fried rice, I think vegetarian or chicken, myself many years ago and was surprised when it actually turned out OK. I haven’t tried pork fried rice, but it’s one of my husband’s favorites, so I think I will have to now. :)

    - Anna

  186. Love this! I love pork fried rice but yet never seem to make it, I am for sure trying your recipe!

    - Jamie

  187. Every month grandpa used to treat us to dinner at his favorite Chinese restaurant and as a kid my favorite was definitely a huge plate of fried rice showered with soy sauce, an egg roll and a fortune cookie. My family still loves that monthly tradition!

    - The Peace Patch

  188. Loved this recipe! Although I did leave out the sausage and oyster sauce to make it vegetarian.

    I also enjoyed the short “Make Haste Slowly” video. (My 4-year-old really liked the beginning … he thought I was watching Kung Fu Panda!)

    - Michelle

  189. This recipe sounds (and looks) delicious!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    - kaholly

  190. Love it! This sounds fantastic! Gotta find some Chinese sausages. =D

    - Brian Olson

  191. This recipe looks delicious! I agree with the others, nothing compares to Kikkomen — a big dash of Kikkomen in many soups, stews and sauces gives them an extra boost of flavor and color.

    - Stacy

  192. Can’t wait to try this recipe!!

    Tweeted about this!

    - Leanne

  193. I came across your blog on pinterest and it is awesome! I love that I learned a new recipe for something I have been wanting to try with a bonus of a cute family story and a history lesson on a great product! Kikkoman is the best!

    - Nicole Pasch

  194. https://twitter.com/sophevarkey/status/295920445360857088

    Just tweeted~ Love this recipe :)

    - Sophie Varkey

  195. Definitely going to try this out! Sounds delicious!! I also love Kikkoman and the generic brands just don’t compare

    - Nicole Larsen

  196. Love Kikkoman! Always have a bottle of their (and ONLY Kikkoman’s) soy sauce, plus many of their other wonderful products in my kitchen. I was born in China in 1943 (my mother was Russian and father American.) My step-father, who’d lived in China for 30 years was a wonderful cook. We’d go down to Chinatown here in San Francisco and he’d shock the Chinese merchants by speaking Shanghai dialect. He looked like Burt Lancaster — but we bought rice in 50 pound sacks and he put soy sauce on his scrambled eggs — which he ate with chopsticks. p.s. Got to try your recipe, it’s looks scrumptious!

    - Marie M.C.

  197. I’ve also always used Kikkoman too – nothing else is quite the same! And I would definitely love to use that visa giftcard for cooking classes :)

    - taylor @ taylormade

  198. I love Kikkoman’s and used it since the 70′s. Stir fry is my favorite and interested in the giftcard giveaway.

    Also entered he link in the Offial rules link.

    - June

  199. Tried this recipe yesterday for dinner along with firecracker shrimp. There were no leftovers. We used Kikkoman, too, and it enhanced the taste of the rice. I would love to take some Asian technique classes.

    - mell

  200. What a great giveaway! I love Kikkoman

    - Denise

  201. Thanks the recipe (adapted for a vegetarian by taking out the sausages and oyster sauce and adding water chestnuts and small pieces of broccoli ) and the sweepstakes!

    - Trina

  202. This post made me hungry! One of our family traditions is feasting on fruit pizza, so I plan on sharing that with my own family when I have kids. In the meantime, I could definitely use some cooking classes. I’ve become way too dependent on Lean Cuisine!

    - Lindsey Marcus

  203. I love soy sauce! It’s so good on fried rice or over lettuce wraps, yum!

    - Jaclyn

  204. I love fried rice! I pour the low sodium version all over my favorite chinese foods especially fried rice.

    - Steve

  205. This is going to happen.

    - Nathan

  206. Pork fried rice has always been my favorite too. We had our Lok Yaun here in Eugene Oregon and they make this amazing sauce, we called it The Pink Sauce! I think it is a combination of spicy mustard and sweet & sour dipping sauce. Looking forward to trying this recipe.

    - Peri Moritz

  207. i love kikkoman

    - LM Abrams

  208. I love fried rice, and this looks like a great recipe to try at home! And a good way to use the Kikkoman soy sauce in my fridge. :)

    - Emily S.

  209. I agree about Kikkoman vs generic brands. Other brands just can’t compare!

    - Bethany A

  210. Awesome giveaway and I would have been psyched to write about this, too, because I love Fried Rice. That Said I tweeted this and pinned to try the recipe :)

    - Janine Huldie

  211. We love Chinese food and fried rice at our house, too. Thanks for the giveaway!

    - Jami @ An Oregon Cottage

  212. Looks like a good recipe–what I like most about it is that it looks like I can make it vegetarian or even vegan without much effort at all. :) When I use soy sauce, I prefer Kikkoman’s tamari soy sauce–it’s not as salty as regular soy sauce.

    - Leslie M-B

  213. I can’t wait to try this recipe!

    - Nae

  214. The Pork Fried Recipe sounds wonderful. Looking forward to trying it. And love your idea……..”Cooking classes so that you can build your own family traditions”

    I have 3 girls, 6,8,and 10. The two younger ones are fascinated by cooking and it so fun to teach them.

    - Mary Riddle

  215. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    I tweeted!

    - Sheila Hickmon

  216. I sometimes like to add a bit of ginger powder to my recipe. Love making fried rice. Quick and easy weeknight dinner!

    - Amy

  217. Although pork fried rice is yummy, my daughter and I LOVE sushi. One of the best parts about sushi is the wonderful flavor of soy sauce…and the only way to do it in our house is Kikkoman style! I won’t settle for any other alternative! …AND I have to admit that in all my girliness, there’s a degree of giddy pleasure when I place the Kikkoman’s serving jar out (the ones you see in restaurants); as if it’s only proper to do so! How great it is to hear Kikkoman’s stands for such strength as well.

    - Kelly

  218. My husband would love this! And so would I!

    - Kim Garner

  219. Pork fried rice is my “go-to” dish when I eat out at a Chinese restaurant. I would LOVE to start making it at home, and this recipe looks like a great start! Yum :)

    - Amy

  220. This looks Fabulous! Gonna try it for dinner this week : )

    - Taryn Fabian

  221. This looks great! Thanks!

    - Marija

  222. URL from my twitter tweet: https://twitter.com/Breejoice/status/294458963947319296

    - Bree Courtney

  223. This looks delicious! All it needs are some warm crispy crab rangoon to go along side it. YUM!

    - Bree Courtney

  224. I need to pin this recipe — awesome — and I would just love to win $1,000 to apply to cooking classes. I’m thinking the Chopping Block here in Chicago …

    :) Linda

    - Linda @ it all started with paint

  225. Fried rice is amazing! This looks really good.

    - Taleisha

  226. i would love to win i love fried rice looks like a good recipe

    - Amanda Hoffman

  227. I’m happy to pass down recipes from my own grandmother, a wonderful cook, who made marvelous, hearty, simple foods for her family. But it would be lovely to learn some new ways of doing things!

    - Erin

  228. Thanks for sharing your recipe. A recipe in my family that I love is my aunties knodel recipe. It’s an Austrian dish she makes, essentially a big bread ball boiled in salt water and served with gravy.

    - Sophia

  229. I was just thinking about doing some fried rice last night. This gives me a little confidence.

    - Keith Horn

  230. Great recipe and thanks for sharing! hope to win and use it towards some awesome cooking classes and my school tuition =)

    - Melinda

  231. I hope I win!

    - Worthy

  232. This looks amazing! I would love to learn to cook better.

    - Erika

  233. Great recipe & beautiful photos! I would love to win this giveaway to buy a new lens for my camera. I also love cooking classes so that would be nice as well!

    - Julia

  234. Thanks for the chance to win! We love fried rice but I’ve never made my own pork fried rice. Will be remedying that with your recipe soon!

    - Susan Murray

  235. Kikk it up! with Kikkoman. I love asian food and have learned to make it at home. My faves are chicken with broccoli, sesame noodles and pad thai. Love your family’s Saturday tradition!

    - Lisa M.

  236. kikko soy light! looooove pork fried rice!!

    - Lacey R.

  237. I love Pork Fried Rice, and I grew up eating Kikkoman soy sauce, and I use it in my kitchen. It’s so cool that women started the company so long ago.

    - Amy L

  238. I have never cooked the egg first and then removed it like that. Definitely trying it next time for a lighter egg!

    - Anne

  239. Mmmm . . . I love fried rice. Would love a great recipe to make at home. Thanks!

    - Anoush

  240. I love Kikkoman teriyaki sauce and this recipe sounds delicious!

    - Rust

  241. Love fried rice and yours looks great

    - Jan

  242. I love this recipe, and thank you for the giveaway!

    - Ashley Nease

  243. Now I want some fried rice :)

    - Joanna

  244. I love fried rice !!

    - Lisa Andersen

  245. Mmmm! Looks great, can’t believe I never thought to add oyster sauce before. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    - Ann L.

  246. YUM! Good recipe made better with Kikkoman!

    - Kathy Schlemmer

  247. Ohhh I LOVE pork fried rice! I have to try this. And what an awesome prize! Thank you for the chance!

    - Angel

  248. I can’t wait to try this! thanks :)

    - Kayla

  249. My family always went to the same Mexican restaurant for every birthday. Can’t help but smile whenever I see the old school red vinyl chairs with nail head trim. Love the memories and will try your fried rice recipe soon!

    - Melissa

  250. Great recipe. I make mine similar with chicken. Thanks for the contest.

    - Tonya m

  251. I love Kikkoman products! Thanks!

    - Cecily

  252. Wow would love to win!

    - stephanie payamps

  253. Thanks for the recipe and the chance to win! I used a lot of your recipes during Thanksgiving!

    - Allison K.

  254. YUM!! This is one of my favorite things to order when getting take out, along with a lo mein. If this is as good as it looks, I might have a hard time ordering out again! Thanks for the giveaway – my tweet is on this URL link: https://twitter.com/LizCLong/status/293449475521908736

    - Liz

  255. Thanks for the contest!

    - Laura

  256. Love family traditions like your Saturday lunches. I enjoy creating those memories for my son. And I *love* fried rice!

    - Nanette

  257. Love your site and the rice looks good. I’m a new reader here and will be back for many more recipes. Thanks!

    - Laura

  258. Love this recipe thanks for the giveaway!

    - Gail Cook

  259. wow! what a surprise— i didn’t know that kikkoman was such an important brand– it’s such a staple, i never thought much about it! thanks for the information and that fantastic recipe!

    - kcc

  260. What a great family tradition you had! I love pork fried rice, and my dad used to make it often with leftovers, and I happen to have pork chops on my menu this week and I always have extras…great way to use them up! Thanks for the recipe and the sweepstakes.

    - Holly Espenhover

  261. I love the red cap comment although I usually go for the green since it is less sodium but still as delicious! My kids won’t eat their rice without “the sauce” as they like to call it.

    - Christine Mayfield

  262. My husband loved it. We are watching our salt intake, used the
    Light Kikkoman’s soy sauce and the Tate was great.

    - Sally

  263. Love Kikoman, love fried rice. Going to try this recipe. Have never had with oyster sauce. Hope I’m lucky enough to win the visa gift card.

    - Kathy

  264. Excellent fried rice recipe! I’ve been a big fan of Kikkoman for a while. I love to use it for any of my cold dishes. Thanks for sharing it.

    - Yi @ Yi Resevation

  265. I can’t wait to try this recipe….I too grew up with Kikkoman’s (I’m half Japanese). :)

    - RobinM

  266. I love fried rice. Thanks!

    - Louis

  267. Looks great – thanks for the giveaway!

    - Meryl

  268. Looking forward to trying the recipe!

    - Sue McKinney

  269. this recipe looks so yummy!

    - Natasha

  270. Kikkoman for sure, but tofu instead of pork for me. Thanks for the recipe and chance to win!

    - Leah Brislin

  271. Love rice dishes – this looks yummy. I like the Kikkoman teriyaki sauce.

    - LAMusing

  272. Tweeted


    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

    - Georgia

  273. OMG, the recipe and picture are making me hungrey! I have to try it!

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

    - Georgia

  274. Kikkoman is great on rice and even mixed into some ground beef for burgers! Fried Rice = YUM!!

    - LauraW

  275. This recipe looks delicious!

    - Alicia Kibodeaux

  276. Never tried fried rice with oyster sauce-have to try that. And I don’t think I’ve ever seen chinese sausage.. what exactly is it?

    - terry

  277. Looks so good will have to try it

    - Becky Whitehead

  278. looks good

    - melissa

  279. I am so thankful that Kikkoman makes a gluten free soy sauce! Perhaps the strangest thing I like to do is dash a bit on air-popped popcorn. SO delicious!

    - Lauren

  280. Tweeted on Twitter here:


    - Trish F

  281. This recipe looks scrumptious. Thanks for sharing and thanks for such a great giveaway!

    - Trish F

  282. This looks amazing! And thank you for the opportunity to win $1000!

    - Maureen Nagy

  283. Kikkoman is so great on chicken and rice

    - Claire

  284. This looks good

    - Dar

  285. That looks delicious!

    - Laura (dusty_rose)

  286. I too always have Kikkoman in my cupboard & fridge,I even use the Soy Sauce to liven up soups if they need more “salty”! A glug or two will do!

    - Frannie Heath

  287. I like to add Kikkoman ponzu sauce to my fried rice for a little citrusy kick.

    - Oanh H.

  288. This fried rice recipe looks amazing. I am going to try it this weekend. Thank you for the other recipes too. I am a pretty good baker but sure would like to learn to cook savory things better.

    - Samantha Daleo

  289. Can’t wait to try the fried rice recipe!

    - Tracy Carter

  290. I’ve been looking for a great fried rice recipe and this pork one looks awesome!!! Guess what’s for dinner tomorrow?

    - Jena

  291. I buy Kikkoman by the gallon. I use it for all types of cooking including a dash added to the stuffing when I make my grandmothers stuffed cabbage.

    - Kitty

  292. I use Kikkoman all the time. love your cecipe

    - Tina M

  293. Amazing rice recipe!! Cooked this for dinner last night, and it will become a regular in our rotation. HUGE HIT!!!

    - Tamara Swanson

  294. ohmygosh, my family grew up with this soy sauce. we used it so often, for dipping, in various dishes, as part of a marinade, etc.

    - Jackie

  295. This looks SO delicious ! I WILL be making this for dinner Saturday night ! Thank you & wish me luck in the drawing—> Would love to take a cooking class or two !

    - Rosie Marianne

  296. I use a similar recipe when I make fried rice!

    - Helen

  297. I’m going to make this fried rice tomorrow! Thank you so much for the recipe, and the giveaway!

    - Lily Sheng

  298. Love this – definitely going to try!

    - Meg

  299. This looks so yummy! Can’t wait to get this on the table.

    - Bobbi Cline

  300. Can’t wait to try this recipe. I do have a question though-I have never heard of oyster sauce,not even sure my small town grocery even carries it! Would it be okay to make the rice without it,would it still be good?

    - Nanna

  301. Just picked up a huge jug of Kikkoman Less Sodium Soy Sauce. Going to dig out the cast iron wok and give this recipe a try over the weekend. It sounds really delicious.

    - Dan S

  302. I tweeted your giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

    - Louis

  303. we always have a bottle of Kikkoman at home, I use it frequently on our rice dishes

    - Louis

  304. Nice! Kikkoman is the only type of soy sauce I use. I need to get on making this stir fry ASAP. Having a nice hot bowl of it right now would be nice. A thousand bucks wouldn’t be bad either, lol!

    - KB

  305. the rice looks easy and delicious

    - Miguelina Salvador

  306. Family tested and approved! I made this last night and wow it was wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing!

    - Kathy

  307. The pork fried rice sounds fantastic as is the gift card offer. Thanks so much for sharing both!

    - Shannon

  308. The rice looks amazing…. Just copied the recipe and will be making it soon.

    - James Padgett

  309. Yay…a new blog! Gift card would be huge prize right now….I am redoing my kitchen on a tight do it yourself budget!

    - Kate Davis

  310. yum, this looks delicious! fried rice is definitely a staple for me in my asian household.

    - kim

  311. I love pork fried rice! My recipe is very similar to yours–It’s simple and delicious! We’ve been fans of Kikkoman for many years.

    - Natalie J Vandenberghe

  312. Yummy. I’m making some this week.

    - Terry Lee Schifferns

  313. I’m a fan of mushrooom sauce instead of oyster sauce in my stir frys, gives a little different flavor… but still goes well with the soy sauce!

    - Megan O

  314. I could fill my fridge with 1000 dollar gift card!

    - Terry Lee Schifferns

  315. I just made veggie fried rice the other night using oyster sauce in it for the first time. It made all the difference! So delicious!

    - Felicity @ Our Little Beehive

  316. I made chicken fried rice with scrambled egg and veggies the other day, so this is very similar!

    - mya

  317. Great pics…

    - justin f

  318. This looks delicious! Also, the money would be great! :)


    - Maggie

  319. cooking classes and fried rice – yes! want both!

    - sweeter salt

  320. Your recipe is very similar to the one I make. I love fried rice and, in fact, I love just about anything that uses soy sauce. I’d love some cooking classes.

    - Betty C

  321. Looks delicious. I am looking forward to trying the vegetable stew recipe I found on your website. Also great photos!

    - Alex

  322. There is a real difference in taste that shows the time and care used in Kikkoman. I like their reduced sodium when I want the flavor but am serving to restricted diet guests.

    - Tracy M

  323. Mmmmm! That looks so yummy! Quick meals–great idea! I CAN DO THIS!!!
    I’ll add Kikkoman to my shopping list! Thanks for the opportunity to be entered into the give-away!

    - teri s

  324. Have used Kikkoman for years. Like the low sodium better than the standard. For those needing Gluten free I think they also make a tamari sauce ( soy sauce w/o the wheat). My family does not eat pork but easy recipe to modify for other proteins.

    - claire

  325. Your recipe makes me want to go explore the local Chinese Market for those Chinese sausages! There’s not much $1,000 wouldn’t buy on my list of kitchen wants. ;)

    - Chrystie

  326. I love cooking classes, I can’t imagine how many I can go to with $1000! Yeah!

    - Cori

  327. I tweeted about the giveaway: https://twitter.com/6eustacia/status/291901003744280576

    - Eustacia Miliusis

  328. I was lured here by a beautiful bowl of pork fried rice!…..got the recipe and also found a giveaway! Thank You!

    - Eustacia Miliusis

  329. Looks delicious! The gift card would also be wonderful!

    - Elizabeth R.

  330. Love to use the low sodium soy sauce for any recipe that calls for soy sauce. Yummy Pork Fried Rice recipe!

    - MJ Crace

  331. Fried rice, comfort food! Best for the cold weather here in SF, I’ll be making this soon.

    - Casie McCarthy

  332. Ah, fried rice has to be one of my hands down favorite dishes, I make it all the time with leftover rice. I’d love to win that gift card so I can take a cooking course at my university’s experimental college.

    - Shane

  333. cool. :)

    - Lenny

  334. Told everyone I know about this.

    - Ren

  335. My family lives fried rice & pork dumplings all drenched in Kikkoman

    - Christi-TX

  336. There are so many things I would love to have in my dream kitchen – $1,000 would be so amazing! What an awesome giveaway!

    - Sarah

  337. Pork fried rice is one of my favorite ways to use leftover veggies.

    - mom

  338. I tweeted about this giveaway; here’s the link: https://twitter.com/NotherAnneOther/status/291746293926215683

    - Anne

  339. I’d love to be able to make my own pork fried rice. I’m going to have to try this recipe. Thanks.

    - lace

  340. Cooking classes aren’t readily available where I live, unfortunately, but with this gift card, I might be able to go to where the classes are!

    - Anne

  341. This recipe sounds delicious. Loved your childhood story too.

    - Vicky

  342. My husband is the one in our household who plows through the soy sauce; I tend to use it only in Chinese sauces, but he splashes it liberally into everything, to excellent effect. Just last night, he made a great improvised dish of soy-seasoned tofu, broccoli, mushrooms, and dumplings (store-bought, frozen, from our neighborhood Asian market). Sooo delicious.

    Instead of cooking classes, I think I’d put that $1000 toward kitchen gear, sushi lunches, and — of course — some trips to that neighborhood market to replenish our supplies, including soy sauce.

    - Elsa

  343. Here is the twitter url for my tweet about the giveaway .https://twitter.com/jeepngirldmd

    - Dawn Dow

  344. I love fried rice and can’t wait to try this recipe!

    - Linda S

  345. I’ve tracked down Kikkoman to use in my cooking from Vienna, Austria to Canberra, Australia…go Kikkoman!!

    - sara

  346. I love Pork Fried Rice! Whenever I eat Chinese that is what I always get! Now, thanks to you, I can make it myself at home! Thank you for the giveaway and I hope I am the lucky winner!


    - Dawn Dow

  347. Love the photos. I’d also really love the gift card, to put toward a decent set of pots and pans.

    - Malcolm

  348. I will have to try this recepie,I like making fried rice for dinner sometimes

    - Rebecca Wright

  349. I added this to one of my projects for next week. I love to attend cooking classes but everything is so far away from my place. Love chinese food.
    amramazon280 at yahoo dot com

    - lala r

  350. Wow, now I’m hungry for fried rice and money! Good luck everyone!

    - Shannon

  351. I could do that! They have really great cooking classes right nearby in Pasadena. That said I am pretty sure that I could make the pork fried rice from your recipe and I always have Kikkoman on hand (we use the lower-salt type); I have the stuff on hand – I’m doing it.

    - Margot C

  352. Love the thought of REAL cooking classes… and maybe even a few special items for the kitchen… a really great wok would be wonderful to have!

    - ACreativeDream

  353. I tweeted about the giveaway here: https://twitter.com/lilymilliescott/status/291569441576206336.

    - Lily

  354. I’ve always wanted to take some cooking classes! And I looooove fried rice.

    - Lily

  355. Thanks for the recipe and contest

    - Lenora D

  356. The pork fried rice looks delicous! My family would love it

    - Debbie B

  357. I didn’t use your recipe b/c I just found it today but I made a pork fried rice last week from leftover pernil and Spanish rice. The kikoman makes a bug difference in flavor. Even when I go out to eat or order take out chinese I always go somewhere that uses kikoman. I keep the big jug at home and have a small bottle on my desk at work lol.

    - Marie

  358. looks amazing….I have never made pork fried rice…I’m going to try it!

    - S. Howard

  359. I love BOTH pork fried rice and $1000! Yum to both.

    - terri weber

  360. I cannot believe Kikkoman is 300 years old. Absolutely amazing! Such a beautiful story. I don’t have childhood memories of Kikkoman in a restaurant, or in take-out… No. Mine stem from my own mother’s cooking. Every Christmas, and when begged, sometimes throughout the year she would make her famous beef roast with carrots and potatoes in the best “gravy” which was never thick, more… juicy. One of her secret ingredients was Kikkoman Soy Sauce. Which is why I had to read this post and enter this giveaway. My mom passed away when I was 18, shortly after my wife and I married and she welcomed here into the family. Jen, my wife, never had the chance to taste my mom’s amazing beef roast and I hope one day to recreate it. Of course, I will have to use some Kikkoman! It wouldn’t be the famous family beef roast without it. <3

    - Angie

  361. I’m a newcomer to cooking and have really grown to love it over the past year. Fried rice is actually one of the top recipes I want to try, so this one will definitely move to the top of the list!


    - Kacie

  362. Shared on facebook and blogged about your amazing giveaway.

    - Roxie

  363. I’m soooooooo obsessed with Kikkoman, I will NOT buy any other flavor. If the store I’m at doesn’t carry Kikkoman, I simply pass until I can get that beautiful bottle with the red lid in my hands.
    I’m def going to try your pork fried rice, as this is the ONLY meal I’ll get at a Chinese restaurant.
    I feel like I’m panting now, cuz I want to run out and get the fixin’s and have this for dinner tonight. But you know I already have the Kikkoman!!!

    - Roxie

  364. I love Kikkoman Soy Sauce, it was very interesting to learn more about it. In my family, the recipe to share is my Grandma’s Herb Dressing. It is divine.

    - april yedinak

  365. Wow! This is a HUGE giveaway…thank you for the opportunity.

    - sami

  366. wow- 300 years! and I thought it was around 70, as my mom and grandmom always had it on hand!

    thanks for the great recipe!

    - nicole

  367. I am one of those people that love fried rice for breakfast the following morning. I just toss it in a pan to warm it up. Before plating, make an empty well in the center and crack open an egg. Stir everything together to cook the egg and serve.

    Sure, it already had egg, but since it is breakfast, I need another, sometimes I even add Siracha to add some kick.

    - RoundDad

  368. Looks great. I will definitely try this. Loved your S’mores Pie story!

    - Lee Faulkner

  369. I love this recipe!! I’ve tried making this in the past and its either super clumpy or mushy. I also love that Kikomon is on Blogher! I recently heard one of their commercials about it being founded by a woman and was surprised and impressed!

    - Heather Burnham

  370. My husband loves fried rice, that recipe looks like it would be simple and be oh so yummy. I would probably share the macaroni salad that is always a huge hit during cookouts. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

    - Jammie

  371. My husband loves pork fried rice. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks!!

    - Kelly

  372. I love fried rice. Thanks for the giveaway


    - nickie

  373. I have made fried rice before but never put oyster sauce in it. I will give it a try! Thank you.

    - Sarah

  374. I think I will try this recipe. It looks good.

    - Maria Cantu

  375. i would pass down my mother’s meat and cheese empanadas recipe.

    - chris salsman

  376. man this recipe looks AMAZING! I am definitely going to bookmark it and make this later!

    - Ashley Hatten

  377. I love fried rice but haven’t been brave enough to try it at home. This looks easy and delicious!

    - Liz

  378. That sounds terrific, I’ll have to try making it. thanks-

    - Carol Ann

  379. Recipe looks great, perfect for leftover rice! Will have to try this version!

    - Teresa

  380. I found your site while looking for a good recipe for macaroni and cheese. My family really doesn’t have many recipes passed down. My grandmother never wrote anything down and all of them died with her when she passed. I told myself I wasn’t going to do that to my children. I am in the process of putting together all of our favorite recipes into recipe books for each child to give them on their wedding day.

    - Dawn Bateman

  381. I would pass down my mom’s Au Gratin potatoes recipe. It is always a hit whenever I make it.

    - Tammy S

  382. What a sweet story! I love finding out the history behind everyday things.

    Please enter me in the giveaway!

    - Stephanie

  383. I would pass down our family for Welsh Pasties. My Welsh ancestors worked in the coal mines in Wales and the wives would send pasties (a meat pie in a pocket basically) with their husbands and sons for their lunches. They are so delicious. Instead of making the pasties I make the recipe into a meat pie.

    - Jo Ann Moffatt

  384. I would pass down my mom’s ham and cheese pasties. I’m thinking of making a scrapbook cookbook with phontos of all our favorites and then make copies for everyone. thanks for a chance to win! kmassman gmail

    - Kelly Massman

  385. love my aunts’ old, old fried rice recipe. asian food is my absolute favorite. Could eat it every day.

    - terri weber

  386. i always use kikkoman soy and teriyaki sauces in my asian cooking and in my marinade for smoking and barbequing, delicious. my best recipe would be for hot wings!

    - sherri crawford

  387. This looks better than my fried rice recipe … I like the idea of including the sausage flavor but I have never heard of Chinese sausage. I wonder if I can find that in my area? Is it typically in Asian groceries? We don’t have many of those in the Midwest :)

    - Connie

  388. I forgot to put #SweepstakesEntry – here’s the corrected tweet link: https://twitter.com/myfolly/status/290465544413536256

    - Wanda McHenry

  389. I’d pass down our family Sauerbraten recipe. Also, your pork fried rice looks amazing.

    - Wanda McHenry

  390. I love pork fried rice, will try your recipe, thanks for sharing! Kikkoman is my favorite soy sauce too. I’m learning my mom’s spring roll recipe, for the fillings she make stir fries of chive & egg, glass noodles & bean curd, and preserved mustard & pork. All of these need soy sauce in the stir fry, I always use kikkoman. Thanks for the giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

    - sy

  391. My dad used to make fried rice with Chinese sausage always sliced on a a diagonal to increase the surface area for browning so it tasted even better. My all time favorite ingredient for fried rice.
    This photo does not have Chinese sausage or carrots; it has roast pork.

    - Eugenie

  392. This looks amazing! Cannot wait to give the recipe a try.

    - Rachael ML S.

  393. Why do u make it so hard to find the sweepstakes entry page?

    - Billy Johnston

  394. Grandma’s sweet potato casserole recipe.

    - Jessie C.

  395. my grandmas lemon cake

    - Jennifer H

  396. Kikkoman is the best! Soy sauce is my favorite condiment!

    - alex

  397. your fried rice looks exactly like what i order at restaurants, when i try to make it, it NEVER looks that good. i’m going to try your recipe, maybe i’ll finally master it.

    - kate g.

  398. I do love Kikkoman – the “green” cap now that I am cutting sodium. Recipe sounds yummy.

    - Laura Chassagne

  399. Looks great! Love your blog

    - shana

  400. My mother was a great cook. Everything she did was delious. But I loved her peppered and steak. I would love to pass this along.

    - Judith V

  401. I’ve been looking for a fried rice recipe and I just found it! yea. Thanks. https://twitter.com/tweber287/status/290184006446759937

    - terri weber

  402. Fried rice is amazing! I’ve only ever made with chicken, but I love the twist on this one! Now just add a little Sriracha and I’m all set! ;)

    - Brandy

  403. tweeted – https://twitter.com/stephcouponsxx/status/290157394485444608

    - Stefanie Gladden ( Ann Lyfe )

  404. This recipe sounds delicious! I’m always looking for a great fried rice recipe, I love chinese food!!

    - Stefanie Gladden ( Ann Lyfe )

  405. Love pork fried rice. Thank you! We have a family recipe for Sukiyaki that uses Kikoman so I’m a fan too.

    - Judith B.

  406. Thank you for contest

    - phyllis o

  407. Kikkoman is the best!

    - Jennifer

  408. Cool recipe. I eat fried rice a couple times a week.

    - Seth

  409. Love Kikkoman and could use the dollars

    - randie kelley

  410. Yum yum, love pork fried rice!!!

    Tweet for the giveaway! Thanks!!

    - Ravzie

  411. LOVE Fried Rice! And the giveaway would be nice too:-)!

    - David Vaughan

  412. Homemade fried rice is the ultimate comfort food.

    - Mary Frances

  413. I have to try this recipe soon.

    - Rebecca Graham

  414. Wow, this pork fried rice looks so delicious! Can’t wait to try it!

    - Stacy

  415. I wonder if this is good with a vegetarian meal??

    - Amanda Delaney

  416. Ooh! Homemade fried rice is dangerous!:)

    - Maja

  417. Love this product! We use Kikkoman in a delicious teriyaki recipr for stir fry. It is always a special treat when my husband makes this dish. He is a terrific cook! Thanks for a consistently delicious product!!!

    - Joy

  418. Now being in college, I notice that I am buying more generic brands as the funds are slimmer than before. I will never forget the time that I needed to buy some soy sauce for the go-to-college-meal, and for some reason I decided that a generic brand would hit the spot. Let me say that it did NOT. I will always be loyal to the Kikkoman brand. On top of my loyalty to Kikkoman, this recipe looks delicious.

    - Michaela

  419. Wouldn’t use any other brand. In fact, just this morning I made scrambled eggs with rice and drizzled Kikkoman on top to give it a little extra taste.

    - Cindy

  420. I’m hungry now! Maybe I’ll try it this weekend!

    - Sue

  421. Ooh, I love Kikkoman!

    - Denise

  422. We love fried rice and this is another great recipe to add to our repertoire. #sweepstatesentry

    - Debbie V.

  423. growing up i totally took kikkoman for granted ’til i started buying and cooking my own food, and realized the huge difference there is between kikkoman and more generic ‘soy sauces’. this sweepstakes contest is awesome :)

    - emmeline

  424. This rice looks great! Thank you for sharing and the opportunity to win a gift card!

    - Cheryl Armstrong

  425. This looks delicious! My husband loves pork fried rice, but I have never attempted to make it. I’ll have to try this.

    - Marcia Goss

  426. I happily found your blog through a series of links that I’ll never be able to retrace, but I’ve bookmarked you now. And I am excited to submit my name for the $1000 visa giftcard giveaway sponsored by Kikkoman and you. I need all the help I can get in the kitchen, so cooking classes would be a plus. Thanks for the opportunity!

    - Denise Ables Belyavsky

  427. This recipe has inspired me to pick up a wok and start cooking…Yum!

    - Tamara

  428. I am ALWAYS looking for a yummy fried rice recipe. When my husband and I were first married, we always ordered from a place called Lotus Garden as well!!! We don’t live near it anymore but have many fond memories!

    - Holly

  429. Your recipe looks delish. Soy sauce makes a lot of things taste better!! Good for marinades.

    - Missy

  430. Fried rice is definitely one of my favorite things to order OR make :)

    - allisonemme

  431. Such great photos; makes me hungry just to look. My fave soy memory food is my mother’s roast beef hash with carrot and potato which she made after the holiday roast. I’m not sure which I liked better.

    - My Kids Mom

  432. Can’t wait to watch the documentary! I love foodie films. This recipe looks delish.

    - Krista

  433. My mom used to make me slurpees with jell-o. I don’t know why that sticks out, but it’s something I can’t wait to make for my own kids!

    - Christine

  434. Please don’t post any more like this. Now I am craving fried rice and it is 4 am and I am still working. If I miss this deadline it is your fault! (Or maybe my procrastinating blog reading)

    - Annmaria

  435. This looks yummy.

    - Gail olney

  436. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Looks great!

    - SS

  437. my dad makes the best fried rice but now that he passed away I would have to try this amazing pork fried rice. I bet its delicious. Thank you

    - amy pugmire

  438. I think I would pass down my Mom’s Vietnamese egg rolls and her recipe for Pho!

    - JulieD

  439. i love rice, it looks so yummy. my family not feeling the rice so much

    - Tabitha P.

  440. I love cooking with my family and would love to learn some new things to share with them.

    - Karen Lynch

  441. Yum! Your Pork Fried Rice looks delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe. My mom makes the best chocolate pound cake and hopefully that is something I can pass down to my kids. Oh my gosh, and yes, I would love to take some cooking classes! Cooking is one thing I always need to improve on!

    - Sonya Morris

  442. Pork Fried Rice is one of my favorites, but it’s so hard to choose! I love all Asian dishes.

    - Lily Julow

  443. This rice looks soooo delish makes me hungry just looking at it. I would use the visa to get my mom a birthday gift. Happy New Year.

    - heather

  444. I have a great recipe called Pork Chops with Soy-Orange Sauce which I have passed along to other family members.

    - Jennai

  445. yum fried rice is always one of my favorites with lots of soy sauce!

    - ashely

  446. Oh, I wish I could win, and then buy a new rangetop and oven to cook WELL with! Have been limping along for years with only 3 burners, and the oven *sigh*, poor thing, needs to be put out of it’s misery!

    - marjie

  447. Oh, and sign me up to win $1000! That buys alot of Chinese take out and even more Kikkoman to try to cook it up myself!

    - Joanne B.

  448. Want to give this a try as we love pork fried rice! Confused a little tho! Praws were listed to add in the written instructions, but not listed as an ingredient. Please advise on this- do you cook the prawns (de-shelled?) in the wok? Your list of ingredients lists Chines sausage and I am not familiar with that – where do you find that to purchase? Also oyster sauce? Is that in the supermarket? Thanks in advance for clarification!

    - Joanne B.

  449. I too have grown up loving Kikkoman Soy Sauce – using it exclusively! I will enjoy checking out the documentary!

    - Christine

  450. Looks yummy. Also looks like you used diced pork and not Chinese sausage

    - Cheryl McCurdy

  451. Yum… looks really good.

    - lauri

  452. that looks delicious

    - sandra

  453. I love pork fried rice!

    - Jeannette

  454. My family likes to dine out at our local chinese restarant.We are going to try this recipe and love Kikomans low sodium soy sauce.

    - Connie Schumann

  455. Anything with Soy Sauce is a-ok with me!

    - Denny Finnerin

  456. I love fried rice and am very excited to try this recipe. Thank you so much and thanks for the chance to win!

    - Amy Mak

  457. my husband would love this….definitely adding this to the menu next week!

    - Jessica Armstrong

  458. Bet this would be great with chicken and shrimp also. But diff going to try this recipe as it is before I go experimenting with it.

    - Densie Brewer

  459. My dad made pork fried rice a lot when I was growing up. This blog inspired me to try making it myself! Yummy!

    - michelle vlach

  460. I have always enjoyed Kikkoman products since spending time near Walworth, WI, the KikkomanUSA home location. It’s still my preferred brand of soy sauce.

    - Doug McNeill

  461. I love that you’ve shared this recipe. There are so many different ways to make fried rice as a healthy whole meal for a family. We make a similar dish at least once a week to use up all of our left over fresh veggies!

    - Kim @ design + life + kids

  462. I’ve gotten out of the habit of using my wok but this puts me in the mood to break it out and try this yummy looking recipe. My kids love the pork friend rice from a local restaurant and this looks better (and healthier! ) thanks for the recipe and the giveaway too!

    - Crystal Warren

  463. That Pork Fried Rice looks and sounds delicious. I’m going to make it! Thank you for sharing it!

    - Jill

  464. I love chinese food! This pork fried rice sounds yummy!

    - Cindy Whalen

  465. Amazing post. Amazing giveaway. My family has not passed down too many recipes, but I hope to start the tradition when I have a family of my own!

    - Alyssa

  466. I can’t wait to try this recipe I love love love kikkoman’s products and fried rice when I can find something that looks this great :)

    - Debra Fowler

  467. Looks delish… can’t wait to try!

    - jan

  468. I’m not seeing the official “sweepstakes prompt”. However, I love the idea of passing on special family recipes. My mom has a handwritten book of recipes, including most of my favorite cookies from childhood. I don’t have possession of the book, but you can be sure that I’ve shared these recipes with my kids. One of our favorites is chocolate crinkles. My kids love helping in the kitchen so I try to include them as often as possible. My 9 year old has even taken over making homemade pancakes each Saturday morning.

    - Kristen M.

  469. I wish my family had food traditions that I could feel good passing on. Unfortunately, poor, southern food doesn’t really fit into the healthy dishes I try to force upon my family ;-) I did introduce my husband to drop dumplings though and who can’t find a reason to eat those?! :D

    - Heather

  470. Love this giveaway and your recipes! Thank you for both!

    - Andrea

  471. I would pass on my grandma’s capirotada and tamales – AMAZING and lots of work . . .

    - Stephanie V.

  472. Pork fried rice sounds amazing! Such a great giveaway too :)

    - Laura Dembowski

  473. I use Kikkoman all the time in my cooking. I can’t eat eggs, but thanks for the giveaway!

    - Taylor

  474. I gotta try that recipe, I love fried rice!

    - Holly

  475. Awesome giveaway

    - Kimi

  476. I love the way Kikkoman’s makes simple quick meals taste like you spent a lot of time making them. They have a great line of products and I have several of them on hand.

    - david pearce

  477. I like fried rice, but can’t handle it with egg in it. I know it’s weird, but I have a weird relationship with eggs. Thanks for the giveaway!

    - Laura @FoodSnobSTL

  478. Not sure what the sweepstakes prompt is, but what an awesome recipe! I’m getting into cooking after years of gallbladder problems, so I could use this gift card to buy equipment and lots of ingredients!

    - Katie Contests

  479. Looks delicious!


    - Bonnie

  480. I make a wonderful Stir Fry Noodles Lo Mein — my family is always asking me for the recipe, so I have passed it down to a number of family members. Your rice looks good, too!

    - Carolsue

  481. I love fried rice. Thanks for the giveaway.

    - Louis

  482. Thanks for this incredible giveaway!

    - Meryl

  483. LOVE me some fried rice! I think I like beef fried rice the best. Ok now I want some…

    - Sarah T.

  484. Thank you for the giveaway!
    I look forward to trying this recipe! =)

    I tweeted btw:

    - Shawna

  485. I’ve always wanted to make homemade pork fried rice.

    - amy

  486. Pork fried rice — or any fried rice — is one of my favorite comfort foods, but I’ve never made it with Chinese sausages. I’m eager to find those and try it your way. Thank you for the recipe Ali!

    - Linda

  487. That dish looks SO amazingly scrumptous! I must make this.
    I do hope I win the sweepstakes too!
    I only use Kikkoman in one of my families favorite recipes of mine called “Peggy’s Oriental Venison Pepper Steak”. They LOVE it, and there is never ANY left.Nobody ever guesses it is venison, and it makes the meat so tender you can cut it with a fork,it just melts in your mouth.
    I will definately give the above recipe a try!

    - Peggy Lee

  488. That pork fried rice recipe looks really good. I can’t wait to try it.

    - Craig

  489. I tweeted, you can see it here >>> https://twitter.com/jilliebean_j/status/289104312364318720

    - Jill J

  490. Wow – what a giveaway!!! And the recipe looks so good – love pork fried rice, this will be added to my “must trys”!!

    - Jill J

  491. I love Kikkoman’s too. This recipe sounds delicious. Now all of a sudden I have plenty of time to cook Thank you…Chris

    - Chris

  492. Wow, looks incredible. Here is my tweet: https://twitter.com/project29web/status/289097774379716609

    - Nadine

  493. What a sweet memory you have of Saturday afternoon lunch with your family. Tears came to my eyes when you said, “bottle with the red cap” because my sons used to call it the same thing, although they said, “red cap bottle.” So sweet!

    Thank you for reminding me of our own family meal fun that I miss so much. Today’s my birthday, my boys are both far away and I needed that!


    - Janet

  494. Here’s a link to my tweet! https://twitter.com/Twenteries/status/289090401648922624

    - Tamra H

  495. What a delicious looking recipe! I will most definitely have to try it. Kikkoman is a staple in our household. How fantastic would it be to win this amazing giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

    - Tamra H

  496. mmmmm….mmmm…. good!

    - Connie

  497. I would love to win this gift card since I am just now (at 40 lol) really getting into cooking and being domestic. I am a bit behind on having the pots and pans and things that I need. This would be a great way to remedy that. Thanks again for your great blog….I enjoy reading it!

    - Niki Baker

  498. Kikoman is great!

    - Donna O'Neil

  499. We also have a favorite Chinese restaurant that our family would always meet at for lunch or dinner. We have since moved away and really miss it!!!

    - s. poland

  500. Ohhh excited about this giveaway! There are quite a few kitchen items and exciting eating experiences that I could fund with that $1000. Crossing my fingers! Part of it would definitely go toward the hubs and I doing a very very nice meal in the city… something we’ve never had the opportunity to do before.

    - Kay

  501. There will always be a bottle of kikkoman’s soy sauce in our house. This is the only brand my mom used and now I used it too.I like them because they have an option of the low sodium kind and love it in all my Asian cooking.

    - Gertrude

  502. Love Kikkoman’s soy sauce. We always have the large jug in our fridge. I love fried rice, especially kimchi fried rice, which is fantastic.

    - MJ

  503. here is the url to my tweet: https://twitter.com/rachwinga/status/289035416106065920

    - rachel wierenga

  504. thanks for the chance to win this! i’m going to try the recipe for sure!

    - rachel wierenga

  505. My Mom makes THE BEST Sauerbraten – when my brother was stationed in Germany with the Army, he kept trying it at different places and it was never as good as Mom’s. That recipe is a treasure!

    - Lisa C.

  506. I only use Kikoman soy sauce. I seriously would not consider using another brand. Is there even another brand?!

    - Lin

  507. Wow, a thousand dollar gift card would come in handy! Think of all of the cool kitchen gadgets that could be purchased for that amount.

    - Cadry

  508. Can’t wait to try this Pork Fried Rice recipe…YUM!!

    - Sandy

  509. I tweeted:

    - Cindy Brickley

  510. https://twitter.com/jacksondeb/status/288986147382759424 debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

    - debbie jackson

  511. We make galuski’s that have fried rice in them debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

    - debbie jackson

  512. I love Kikkoman’s Soy sauce, I buy it in the huge 101 fluid ounce (3 liters) tin. And we love Fried Rice. Your recipe is going in my file and I pinned it to my board. Would love to win the gift card to use for some cooking classes. Thank you for sponsoring.

    - Cindy Brickley

  513. I like all fried rice, but pork’s the best.

    - roughwood

  514. I’m making this with a spicy port roast, since I can’t get Chinese sausage. Looks too good to pass up!

    - roughwood

  515. One year my mom and I had to pick up my brother at the airport when he flew in on Christmas Day. We allowed extra time for the drive in, because we had gotten a bunch of snow the night before – it was only one of a handful of white Christmases we had ever had!

    We arrived near the airport much too early, so we decided to see if we could find a place to grab lunch – and the only place open, was a Chinese restaurant. It was SUPER busy, but we found a table, and we each ordered the bbq pork fried rice.

    I still DREAM about that meal – it was *delicious*. And we have no idea what restaurant it was, and I live 1000 miles away from there now – so I’ll have to try your recipe!

    I’d love to win the giftcard too!

    - leeann

  516. Yum! I remember going to a Chinese restaurant when u was young and wad convinced that the dragon from the name of the place lubed UV the walks.i only are wonton soup and fried rice.

    - Melissa B in IL

  517. Neither my grandmother or mother cook so I’m afraid I don’t have any legacy recipes to pass down from them. I do however make a delicious Indian inspired dish called Country Captain Chicken and I’d love for my son to learn that recipe when he gets older.

    - One Frugal Girl

  518. Your recipe looks delicious!

    - Kerry

  519. My husband loves fried rice, I am definitely going to try it at home!

    - Kristin

  520. I tweeted about the giveaway!


    - Rachel O.

  521. I’m not a huge fan of sausage or pork but I will be trying this recipe with chicken.

    Also, super excited for the Visa gift card giveaway!!

    - Rachel O.

  522. My husband would love this (as would I!)!

    I would LOVE to use the money to take cooking or baking lessons! Something I have been asking my hubby to do with me!

    - Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

  523. Love your blog, that recipe looks amazing!

    - Alyssa

  524. Looking forward to trying this one.

    - Meghan

  525. I tweeted about the giveaway!

    - Maressa

  526. Awesome giveaway, fingers crossed! I just made chicken fried rice and it was so yummy!

    - Maressa

  527. I make fried rice all the time, and never tried it with oyster sauce – I will have to give it a shot!

    - Alina


    - Adrienne (Adj)

  529. This looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing your recipe and the give away!

    - Amy

  530. I tweeted about the giveaway: https://twitter.com/AmyBReed/status/288737842006470656

    - Amy Reed

  531. I love my mom’s “Imperial Chicken Stirfry” I don’t know if that’s the proper name but is has soy sauce, orange juice and spices, and veggies!

    - Heather B.

  532. $1000 Visa giftcard sure would buy A LOT of ingredients to make pork fried rice!

    - Amy Reed

  533. I would love to sign up for some cooking classes at my local Sur La Table. I would also love to buy some nice cookware or a juicer! There are so many possibilities with $1000!!

    - Elissa

  534. I love all fried rice, looking forward to trying out your recipe soon!

    - Courtney

  535. My dad’s default Saturday lunch has always been Clean the Fridge Fried Rice. His record was something like 13 Tupperware containers emptied.

    - Allegra

  536. I just made a frittata using fried rice last week! Yours looks delish!

    - Averie @ Averie Cooks

  537. I love fried rice and have never tried it with pork. I’m going to try this one!

    - Allison

  538. I LOVE fried rice and your recipe looks great!!

    - Krista

  539. Thanks for sharing about Kikkoman’s. I love to know that I can support a good cause when I buy products. And Kikkoman’s is good.

    - Crystal Davidson

  540. I came for your lobster bisque recipe and then stumbled upon the pork fried rice and give away! Everything looks delicious :)

    - Meg

  541. I’ve only started using soy sauce in the last year or so and now am using it in all types of cooking, it is so versatile! I would use the money to update my cookware and take a couple of cooking classes with my friends.

    - Becky B

  542. I love fried rice.
    And $1000.

    - Aaron Hendrick

  543. Thank you for your blog! Love your pictures and this is a fantastic recipe. I have tried “other” brands of asian sauces, especially soy sauce and NO MORE! I came back to Kikkoman to stay after my last disappointment with another La brand. ;)

    - Sally

  544. This recipe looks delicious. I am definitely bookmarking it for future use.

    - Carolyn G

  545. What a great story. I love memories connected with food. And your pork with fried rive is on my list to try.

    - Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today

  546. This is a really wonderful story. Thank you for sharing it, and thank you for the opportunity to win a gift card! You have inspired me to make fried rice for dinner tonight! I can’t wait…

    - Melody

  547. I tweeted about the giveaway: https://twitter.com/kn1tfaced/status/288653002926063616

    - emily

  548. What a great recipe AND giveaway!

    - emily

  549. I adore stir fry!

    - Lisa B.

  550. i love this sauce and it can be used on so much stuff! i didnt see an actual question on the post, but this giveaway is so awesome!!

    - courtney b

  551. Yay sweepstakes!

    Question about the recipe……I don’t think I’ve ever heard of Chinese sausages…….guessing they’re just pork sausages with “Chinese” seasonings?

    - Heather

  552. I think you pork fried rice may be my new favorite use for Kikkoman!

    - ashley

  553. I just made this exact thing using quinoa! What a great giveaway!

    - Kacey

  554. Thank you for sharing the story of my favorite soy sauce. I have to admit I’ve switched to the green cap for the lower sodium content. And extra thanks for the promotion!

    - Dana

  555. I love pork fried rice and am looking forward to trying it.

    - Sharon

  556. I tweeted about the promotion. https://twitter.com/KCatapano/status/288112966015000577

    - Kim C.

  557. Wow, what a beautiful history and video on Kikkoman. It’s tally worth to spend the 24 minutes to watch this video. I use soy sauce all the time and didn’t know about Kikkoman’s background. Now, I really do have more respect to the little red capped bottle. I would think of that story on how this little bottle was created, out of love for the family. :) Thank you for recommending the video. I’m truly touched.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

    - Amy Tong

  558. Love soy sauce, one of my favorite ways to use is in my aunt’s Singapore Noodles

    - Karen

  559. It’s amazing how many of our favorite food memories are so bound to a brand

    - Teresa

  560. yum fried rice! Looks so good!!
    Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway!!!

    - Jasmine A

  561. I love Kikkoman, there’s always a bottle at my place. $1000 giftcard would be wonderful.

    - Audrey B.

  562. I forgot to mention that one of the recipes that I would make sure to pass down would be my grandmother’s recipe for stretch strudel.

    - Julie

  563. Pork fried rice sounds amazing girl! And that gift card giveaway? Whooow! I wouldn’t mind winning that ;)


    - summer

  564. I love your recipe and especially the story behind it; what a great memory! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway! I would love to take some cooking classes and update a few things in my kitchen if I won!

    - Julie

  565. I would love cooking classes! I love cooking but my skills are seriously lacking.

    - Heather

  566. I am passing on my Danish grandmother’s Aebleskiver recipe (to my child, and grandchild(ren) someday. I would love to learn to make more Danish things (and would love to take a class to do so).

    - cw

  567. Cooking classes are so much fun!

    - Susan C

  568. I am SUCH a bumbling amateur cook and would love to take cooking classes! Or at least to stock up on some decent kitchen equipment to help out :)

    - Xin

  569. I would DEFINITELY take cooking classes! There’s a great kitchen supply shop near me that has frequent cooking classes—I would take at least one a week :)

    - Aimee M

  570. We buy their soy sauce in huge jugs at a time here. Love it!

    - Andrea

  571. That looks delicious! I will surely be making your recipe.

    - Melanie

  572. I would use the money to one day have a nice kitchen! Thanks for the giveaway!

    - Jenny

  573. I love Kikkoman and this pork fried rice looks amazing!

    - Jennifer @ Mother Thyme

  574. Stir fry was one of my first homemade dinner for my new husband.

    - Teresa Sanborn

  575. This looks really yummy! I’ve thought about taking cooking classes, I need to expand my repertoire.

    - Holly B

  576. I tweeted about the post & giveaway:

    - K

  577. I love stirfrys with Kikkomans soy sauce. I would put in new countertops with the gift card.

    - Thomas Murphy

  578. The other day, for an appetizer, I made some mini hot dogs with chili sauce, orange marmalade, garlic and Kikkoman’s low sodium soy sauce. They were delicious!

    - K

  579. I love a good stir fry. Soy sauce is definitely a required ingredient!

    - Heather Hicks

  580. That stir fry looks so yummy and I could always use cooking classes :)

    - Carol Mclemore

  581. I would love to win this giftcard! I would probably use some of it for cooking classes at The Chopping Block here in Chicago. (I’d probably buy some new kitchen stuff too!)

    - Jessica

  582. I would love to use this for cooking lessons. How fun would that be. I would love to pass down my moms dumpling recipe so I need to keep watching my mother.

    - Theresa J

  583. That fried rice looks amazing – my favorite is always chicken, though. I’ve tried making it at home a few times, and it’s less greasy, but I still need to work on the flavors, I think.

    - Hyzenthlay

  584. Yummm!! Thanks for the recipe! I would use the gift card towards purchasing a new home and probably new kitchen appliances!

    - Chelsea

  585. I am in the process of a kitchen remodel and $1000 for cooking lessons would be the BEST way to celebrate my brand new kitchen!!

    - Gillian

  586. tweeted – https://twitter.com/stephcouponsxx/status/288404784455761921

    - Stefanie Gladden ( Ann Lyfe )

  587. I love soy sauce, we use it a lot in our house! fried rice is the best!
    I’d use the giftcard to buy some clothes!

    - Stefanie Gladden ( Ann Lyfe )

  588. I’d honestly probably use the giftcard for necessities, such as groceries and gas. Maybe not exciting, but it would be so helpful!

    - Sara B.

  589. Love a good stir fry! Kikkoman is always my go-to for Asian cooking.

    - Laura (Tutti Dolci)

  590. This looks so good! Except I think mushrooms would be a good sub for the pork since I’m vegetarian. I’ve been wanting to eat some Asian food lately anyway!

    - Katrina@exscapes

  591. i go through a lot of soy sauce in my kitchen and fried rice is one of my favorite dishes to make at home, my mom used to make it when we were kids because it was cheap and filling

    - Tiffany Winner

  592. My son would love for me to take some cooking classes or I could use the money for different ingredients!

    - Jessica To

  593. Oh wow, I love pork fried rice! I’ll have to make this! I’d use the gift card to take some “ethnic” food or baking classes. Although I’m not great at baking, I hope to pass down my family’s chocolate chip cookie recipe, and I hope to have many more great recipes as well!

    - Aibrean

  594. There is no product that compares to Kikkoman. I cant wait to try this recipe!!

    - lisa

  595. that looks so good! I would use the gift card to buy some new dishes and put some new cabinets above my stove

    - Amanda Sakovitz

  596. For me it’s the bottle with the green cap, their low sodium soy sauce.

    - Rachel

  597. Oh man, I love soy sauce, too. Your fried rice looks amazing – I need to find some of that Chinese sausage for my next batch! I’d probably use the giftcard to stock up on some much needed new kitchen equipment and fancy new ingredients. :)

    - Megan (Braise The Roof)

  598. I would use the money towards putting an island in our Kitchen I’m so desperately wanting!!

    - Laura R

  599. I would use the giftcard toward the purchase of a new refrigerator for my kitchen. During the last year, I have started eating fresh homemade foods more than processed and/or fast food. Therefore, having a refrigerator is important. My boyfriend and I have been saving for six months toward this purchase. The gift card would get us to the halfway point. With tax season coming up, we would have our new fridge before summary. :)

    - Emily

  600. What a fantastic giveaway! I’ve only recently discovered the lime Ponzu sauce. We LOVE it!! Steaks, poultry, fish, rice… I use that stuff everywhere! I would definitely like to take a class on cooking some Asian cuisine: spring rolls, dumplings, sushi… the list goes on!

    - Heather Kunkel

  601. What a great giveaway, I LOVE Kikkoman. I would use the gift card to buy some kitchen goodies I’ve been eyeing for quite a while!

    - Lynsey @ Lynsey Lou's

  602. I would love to take classes!

    - Tammy

  603. Oh my goodness! This is so from my own life! We ate at the Great Wall of China when we had Chinese and we all had to have Kikkoman

    - Carrian-Sweet Basil

  604. I tweeted about the giveaway!

    - Lynsey @ Lynsey Lou's

  605. What an exciting giveaway! I would use the gift card for cooking classes and upgrade some kitchen gadgets!

    - Miriam Maya

  606. Girl that looks scrumptious! We are Kikkoman addicts in my home. There’s no buying the little bottle for us when we go shopping :D xoxo

    - Shari | Tickled Red

  607. I use Kikkoman to make my own dipping sauce for dumplings!

    - Merriam

  608. I would buy more….Pork Fried Rice !!!!!!!!! ;0)

    - Mary Garcia

  609. Would love to take some cooking classes with bf, tracietrump@yahoo.com

    - Tracie Trump

  610. Cooking classes would be awesome!! I would love to take some with my daughters!

    - Darla S.

  611. I would love to win this giveaway to replace the sink in my kitchen!

    - Courtney Mac

  612. They’re my go-to brand for soy sauce but I haven’t really tried their other products!

    - Ally

  613. mmmm Asian cooking with Kikkoman, so delish.

    I just got a Kitchenaid for Christmas, but since I tend to make 5 or 6 (or NINE in one day around christmas time) different recipes, it might be nice to have a few extra bowls, as well as other fun attachments. I would also love a digital pen thermometer and a Wok…on my kitchen “to buy” list!

    - Danielle

  614. 2nd entry tweet – https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/288362999620718592
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

    - Lisa Brown

  615. I love soy sauce. I use it in many dishes I cook.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

    - Lisa Brown

  616. Pork fried rice is a favorite…. with lots of soy sauce….

    - Curt Montague

  617. I love Kikkoman! Maybe too much, my daughter named her bath time Ducky, “Ponzu.” This pork fried rice looks perfect, beautiful job!

    - Jackie @ Domestic Fits

  618. Yummmm I love soy sauce, but my favorite is the bulldog sauce! Delicious on rice!

    I would love to win the gift card because I just got a new KitchenAid for Christmas and now I need the pasta maker!

    - Jacqui

  619. I need a new stove/oven, crockpot & deep fat fryer, all of which have quit in the last few weeks.

    - Dawn L

  620. looks good…I think I could make this!

    - Jen

  621. My husband would be thrilled if I’d take some cooking classes.

    - Rachel H

  622. tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/288347974931726337

    - Mami2jcn

  623. I definitely need cooking classes!

    - Mami2jcn

  624. Cooking or baking classes would be awesome. Maybe I could then sell my grandma’s pie crust recipe. It’s a no-fail recipe.

    - rachel

  625. Awesome giveaway! I’d buy a new lens for my camera and some shopping!!

    - Kristy

  626. I am definitely in need of some knife skills… that would be a terrific way to use the gift card! Then I would supplement my gluten free products so I can be a little more confident with our latest dietary change.

    - Liisa Rettedal

  627. I love fried rice, not sure where to get chinese sausage but I am sure going to look for it. Thanks

    - Sylvia Norris

  628. I would use the gift card to help pay down some bills from my son’s birth, and then use some for buying some fun kitchen gadgets!

    - Stef

  629. Here’s a link to my tweet! — https://twitter.com/kickinkitch/status/288334191966437376

    - Stef

  630. mmmmmm pork-tastic! I would use the card for groceries!

    - Jamie

  631. I would use it to make a dent in my student loans!

    - Kerry

  632. Looks Delicious! :) I would use the giftcard to finally take some cake decorating classes, and definitely to upgrade my cookware/bakeware! :)

    - Treva

  633. Being a retiree and fixing three meals a day, I’m always looking for tasty meals that don’t take too long to fix. And, gosh, who couldn’t use a $1000 gift card these days, especially on fixed income. Thanks for the chance to win one.

    - Darlene House

  634. This look delicious! I would use the money for my wedding! we’re trying to save to have the wedding of our dreams!

    - Kristen

  635. Love pork fried rice–will give this a try to ake my own! Will get a bigger mixer with the money and treat ourselves to something special!

    - Dede in Monrovia

  636. Yummy!!! Looking at the photo is making me hungry. I’ve printed the recipe so I can make this dish one night! The gift card giveaway would be perfect to get some pork in the freezer so I could produce some very tasty dishes like pork fried rice!!!!!!

    - Kim

  637. Your recipe sounds delicious! I would use the gift card to upgrade the kitchen cabinets

    - Elena

  638. Yum!

    - Carrie

  639. The gift card would probably go to beefing up my kitchen repertoire. I have a bucket list item to own a KitchenAid stand mixer. Although, I’m broke because of student loans…so maybe it’d get spent on groceries, bills, and a cheap blender. :/

    - Kelly M. Rivard (@KMRivard)

  640. Here is the URL for my Tweet


    - Seana C

  641. Entered! Also, where can you get cooked Chinese sausages? Is there any kind of pork alternative for this recipe?

    - Jenna

  642. Yum, I know what’s for dinner tonight. That $1000 gift card would come in handy for purchasing the VitaMix blender that I have been coveting along with some new knives.

    - Seana C

  643. Great recipe, and giveaway! The giftcard would go towards updating some old kitchen equipment…oh and maybe a new pair of shoes

    - MeLisa

  644. I haven’t had fried rice in ages because it seems a little greasy when I get it from certain restaurants. I look forward to trying this one. I would use the giftcard to invest in some quality knives, cookware, and of course, ingredients to make cooking more enjoyable!

    - Kerry Mees

  645. i would take the money and get certified and attend cooking school for a better life and job

    - latonya

  646. This recipe looks awesome! Also, I could definitely use the $1000 gift card to invest in some better pots and pans… They are in dire need of an update!

    - Kristen

  647. I just tweeted about your awesome Monday morning giveaway. https://twitter.com/dianna_kay

    - Dianna H.

  648. Thank you so much. I would love to take classes, especially of the cake decorating variety, and update our kitchen to make it easier to cook as a family.

    - Kimberly @ Healthy Strides

  649. I’m a Kikkoman fan, too!

    - MomQueenBee

  650. The gift card would go towards paying for the new oven we are having to buy…have been without an oven since Thanksgiving! Yeah Kikkoman!

    - Kathleen

  651. Ali, I’m seeing where we enter to win the $1000 Visa GC, but not seeing the recipe. Would love to try and make the pork fried rice, thanks!

    - Trisha

  652. I love a good giveaway! This giftcard will help me make a nice dent in the baking aisle, and then some!

    - Bailey

  653. We used to buy the Kikkoman soy sauce in the giant tin from the Korean grocery store in our town. It was great! Excited about the giveaway too!

    - Hanalyn

  654. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    - Mireya

  655. I would use the money to upgrade some of our hand-me-down, not-so-gently used kitchen equipment.

    - Dan Polley (@polleydan)

  656. I love fried rice. Add me to the pile that has never made it at home, but would like to give it a shot.

    - Jen

  657. this recipe looks great. can t wait to try it. also excited about give away

    - kimt

  658. Now I’m hungry! Can’t wait to try the recipe as you always have the best food.

    - Judy

  659. Ok, I have to admit, I was at first more excited about the pork fried rice recipe than the $1000 gift card party of the post. Pork fried rice is my FAVORITE Asian meal, and I constantly Failing whenever I try to make it. But anyways, I always used the ‘green’ bottle of Kikkoman :-) Once I realized what $1000 would do, I got really excited, as I have had two ideas, one of starting a cooking blog and another of selling cupcakes and this would definitely get me started :-) Thanks!

    - Elizabeth W

  660. wait… this is a breakfast food, right?! ;) I’m such a savory person & LOOOVEEE fried rice… this must happen ASAP

    - Tina | My Life as a Mrs

  661. I love fried rice but have never tried to make it at home! Maybe I’ll give this a shot.

    - katrina

  662. Thanks for the giveaway! We prefer our own “take out” so that we can control the salt

    - Evelyn R

  663. How great! I promise to buy some Kikkoman products if I win!

    - emily

  664. I would LOVE to win the giftcard! Ohhhh the classes to take and the food to buy! My husband and I are changing our eating habits(as are probably the majority of your readers)and trying to lose some weight. I would love to use this certificate to take some classes on how to prepare HEALTHY sides that TASTE good!

    Thank you! :)

    - Hillary S.

  665. I would use the money to pay off the remainder of my husband’s car loan. I love Kikkoman! I am addicted to the low-sodium soy sauce.

    - Rachael

  666. I would use the money for cooking classes for my boyfriend and I, so we can start to learn to cook together. I love the idea of the 2 of us being a cooking team when we have a family :)

    - Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

  667. tweeted as well – https://twitter.com/maryloyal210

    - Mary Loyal

  668. This is a great story, don’t you love how meals can make such great memories! What a generous giveaway :)

    - Mary Loyal

  669. Your pictures are great!

    - Kel

  670. Yum! Way to make the pregnant lady crave fried rice for breakfast this morning! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

    - Leanne

  671. Loving the fried rice! Crossing fingers for the giveaway…

    - Margherita

  672. The fried rice looks fantastic!

    - Lynn BB

  673. Is it too early at 8am to be making this recipe?!!! Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway!

    - Rhona

  674. Great Recipe! Thanks for the chance to hopefully win!

    - Kaylan

  675. Great giveaway! I love making my own Asian food as opposed to takeout.

    - melissa@IWasBornToCook

  676. We use Kikkoman’s products quite often. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    - Madeline

  677. i’ve never made fried rice at home–i had no idea how to do it! now i can happily lose the number to the restaurant in town that delivers chinese food. :)

    - grace

  678. I tweeted about the giveaway. @jsbeach

    - HomesteadJen

  679. As soon as you said “red cap” I completely was along with you for the ride. There are at least two Kikkoman bottles in my fridge right now. Thanks for the chance to win, and the reminder to make a stir fry!


    - HomesteadJen