Crispy Ground Pork and Rice

This Thai-inspired rice bowl explodes with delicious flavors in every bite – try it today by combining ground pork, cucumbers and brown rice.

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Crispy Ground Pork and Rice

Cooking time PREP TIME 25 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 20 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 45 mins (+ 5 mins standing time)
Cooking time
PREP TIME 25 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 20 mins
Servings
SERVES 4
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 45 mins (+ 5 mins standing time)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Minute® Instant Brown Rice
  • 2 cups cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar, divided
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 lb lean ground pork
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup fresh herbs, torn (such as Thai basil, cilantro and/or mint)

Instructions

  • Step 1

  • Cook brown rice according to package directions. Toss cucumbers with 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar; let stand for 5 to 10 minutes or until lightly pickled.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet set over high heat; cook ground pork, shallots, and garlic for 5 to 8 minutes or until pork is starting to brown.

    Step 3

  • Stir in 1/4 cup water, soy sauce, brown sugar, fish sauce, and remaining rice wine vinegar. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes or until pork is crispy and cooked through, and sauce is thickened and sticky.

    Step 4

  • Serve pork over rice and pickled cucumbers; garnish with fresh herbs.

    Ingredient Substitutions

    Substitute ground turkey, chicken, or beef for pork if desired.