there is a restaurant by my house called pine&crane and they serve a really simple minced pork bowl that is full of flavor and the perfect simple dinner. i knew i wanted to re-create it for you all with a few additional items and it turned out perfectly. the tang of lime juice with the saltiness of the meat and the crunch of the cabbage is spot on. and who doesn’t love a runny egg?! enjoy! – joanie
makes 4 servings
what you’ll need:
• 1 pound ground pork
• 1 shallot
• 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
• 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
• 1 tablespoon fish sauce
• 4 eggs hardboiled to your liking
• green onions diced
• 2 limes
• pickled purple cabbage
• 1 english cucumber
• 4 baby bok choy
• 3/4 cup canned coconut milk
• 2 cups white rice
• 2 cups vegetable stock
• olive oil
• 2 cups roasted cashews
in a medium pot heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium to low heat. thinly chop 1 shallot and cook until lightly browned. stirring constantly as to not burn. add 2 cups white rice with 3/4 cup canned coconut milk, 2 cups vegetable stock, and one cup water. salt and pepper to taste and cover and allow to cook for about 25 minutes on low heat or until rice is tender and fluffy.
in a large skillet heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium heat. Add the ground pork and begin to break it apart so that it cook evenly and the pink begins to brown. add the rice vinegar, low sodium soy sauce, and fish sauce, salt and pepper to taste. Reduce the heat to low and let the pork cook in its own juices for about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. you may also cook for longer periods of time if you like the pork to be crispier.
in a separate pot, quickly blanch the baby bok choy in boiling water.
dice a few sprigs of green onions and quarter the limes into wedges. thinly slice the english cucumber.
to assemble scoop a layer of rice in the bottom of your bowl, then add the ground pork. serve with the baby bok choy, pickled purple cabbage, roasted cashews, sliced cucumbers, and green onions. top with the hardboiled eggs and serve with a lime wedge.
styling by: joanie cusack and ivan solis
photos by: ivan solis
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