First off, a heartfelt thank you to Yimster for providing me the instructions to recreate this childhood favorite of mine. I still have improvements to make, but this brought me right back to special occassions as a kid when my mom's friend would bring us a huge container of oil rice.
theSauce, thanks for your detailed instructions as well. I didn't see them until just now, but will definitely incorporate some of your suggestions next time.
I think the biggest problem with this initial attempt was that I was shy with the ingredients. I'm usually a little hesitant the first time I try a recipe (especially one like this, where everything is done by look and taste), so the result could have used a little more of everything: salt, pork, soy sauce, sesame oil, dried onions, garlic, etc.
The texture of the rice was just right after a night of soaking, about two minutes of stir frying in sunflower oil, and 30 minutes of steaming. This is fantastic comfort food.
Any and all further instructions would be greatly appreciated!