pork rice bowls |designlovefest

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 

pork rice bowls |designlovefest
pork rice bowls |designlovefest

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

pork rice bowls |designlovefest
pork rice bowls |designlovefest

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.

pork rice bowls |designlovefest
pork rice bowls |designlovefest
pork rice bowls |designlovefest

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.

pork rice bowls |designlovefest
pork rice bowls |designlovefest

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.

pork rice bowls |designlovefest

styling by: joanie cusack and ivan solis
photos by: ivan solis

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    Rachel says:

    This looks delicious. I love simple meals like this, and I think this would also make a great packed desk lunch!

    designlovefest says:

    it definitly would! we had leftovers for a couple of days. xx

    looks super delicious, and great idea re: cooking rice with coconut milk! where do you get pickled purple cabbage and do you have tips on making a runny boiled egg? 🙂

    designlovefest says:

    yes! for the egg – boil the water with salt and once it’s boiling add the eggs and cook for 6.5 minutes. then cool them in an ice bath before peeling! and we got the purple cabbage at our local asian market. Xx

    Oh my wow! This looks amazing, go you!! Also you’re so right, who DOESN’T love a runny egg?! They’re the best 🙂


    I absolutely love minced pork with rice! This looks delicious! <3


    Nikki says:

    Yumm, I feel like I could pull this off during the work week, thanks for sharing!


    Kylie Garner says:

    I love minced pork with rice – gonna try this one this coming weekend. Thanks for sharing.

    Salomon says:

    I think this would also make a great packed desk lunch!

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