Pork and Rice Bowl Recipe Using Leftover Pork Loin

by Tonya Staab
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Looking for a quick and easy leftover pork loin recipe? Grab other ingredients you probably already have to make a yummy rice bowl.

A bowl filled with rice, pork, zucchini, carrots and corn.
Pork and rice bowl with vegetables.

My future step-mom gave us five zucchini plants recently. We planted them in our vegetable garden and they immediately took off. We’ve been collecting about two zucchinis a day for the past week or so. We’ve already made grilled chicken thighs with stir-fry zucchini and mushrooms. We had leftover pork loin from dinner this week so I decided to make quick and easy pork and rice bowls with vegetables for the following nights dinner.

Hands holding five zucchini picked from a backyard vegetable garden.
Zucchini picked from a backyard vegetable garden

Leftover pork loin recipe

Quite some time ago we made a delicious one-pan pork tenderloin with bacon and apples for dinner. This is the perfect dinner on the first night, and then use the leftover pork loin to make this recipe the following night.

leftover pork loin recipe with rice and vegetables in a bowl

Pork and rice bowl with vegetables

Serves: 5 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 4.7/5
( 3 voted )


  • Leftover pork loin
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 shallot
  • 3 cloves of garlic (crushed)
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger
  • 2 cups of frozen corn
  • 3 cups of white rice
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin


  1. I use a rice cooker to cook my rice, but if you don't pop that pot of water on the stove and start the rice cooking.
  2. Chop up the garlic and shallots, and then dice the leftover pork, the zucchini, and cut the carrots into sticks.
  3. In a hot skillet with olive oil, cook the shallots and garlic and grate the ginger over the top. Move it to one side of the skillet.
  4. Over the onion and garlic mix add the zucchini. Put the carrots and corn in the other spaces of the skillet. Let them cook and toss them occasionally so they don't burn.
  5. Cover the pork in the microwave.
  6. If you would like to add a sauce over your pork and rice bowl you can use soy sauce, or mix 1/4 of a cup of both hoisin and soy sauces in a bowl, and add 2 tablespoons of mirin.
Leftover pork loin recipe with rice and vegetables.
Pork and rice bowl with vegetables.

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