Eating gluten- and/or dairy-free? Use a wheat-free soy sauce (like tamari) and skip the Dad Add.
For the bowls:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup diced white onion
- 1 pound ground pork
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger (about 1 inch, peeled)
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce (use tamari to keep the recipe gluten-free)
- 1 large carrot, shredded
- 1 medium cucumber, sliced
- 1/3 cup fresh parsley
- 1/3 cup fresh basil
- 1/3 cup fresh mint
- 1 cup dried jasmine rice, to serve
- 1 lime, sliced, to serve
- Sweet soy sauce, to serve
- Sesame seeds, garnish
For the DAD ADD: Pita Sandwich
- 1 pita round
- 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
- Green leaf lettuce
- 1/3 cup leftover ginger pork
- Shredded carrot
- Sliced cucumber
- Sriracha, optional
1 Cook the rice: Add dried rice to a medium pot and rinse with cold water until the water runs clear. Fill the pot until water covers the rice by about 1/4 inch. Place over high heat and bring to a simmer.
Once simmering, stir the rice, cover it, and turn heat down to very low. Simmer rice slowly for 8 to 10 minutes, then test rice. If it’s cooked through (i.e. not crunchy), drain off any extra water, remove from heat, cover and steam for five minutes, then fluff with a fork.
2 Cook the pork: In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and diced onions. Cook until the onions turn translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Add ground pork and break up with a spatula continuously while cooking until the pork is crumbly, browned, and cooked through, 7 to 8 minutes.
When the pork is almost done cooking, add garlic, ginger, and soy sauce. Stir, and cook for another minute or two to combine flavors.
3 Assemble the rice bowls: Add 1/2 to 3/4 cup of cooked jasmine rice to a wide bowl. Top with 1/2 cup of the pork mixture, sliced cucumbers, shredded carrots, and the herb mix. Sprinkle the bowl with sweet soy sauce and sesame seeds.
Leftovers keep well for up to 5 days. Reheat the pork and rice in the microwave in 30-second bursts until warm.
For the Dad Add: Pork Pita Sandwiches
Soften the pita by putting it in a microwave on high for 15 seconds. Cut it in half and split open each half. Add a tablespoon of yogurt to each half and stuff in some green lettuce. Add 1/4 cup of reheated pork to the pita and also add any leftover cucumber, carrot, or other veggies you have. I also like to add a drizzle of sriracha!