This Thai-inspired rice bowl has delicious flavors in every bite thanks to a tasty combination of ground pork, cucumbers and brown rice.
Try a new stir-fry tonight! Made with seasoned ground pork, topped with a simple pickled cucumber salad and served over a bed of whole grain Minute® Instant Brown Rice, this dish is satisfying, loaded with flavor and guaranteed to please.
Prepare 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.
Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet set over high heat; cook ground pork, shallots and garlic for 5 to 8 minutes or until pork is starting to brown.
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.
Serve pork over rice and pickled cucumbers; garnish with fresh herbs.
Substitute ground turkey, chicken, or beef for pork, if desired.
This delicious and simple stir-fry is based on a classic Thai dish seasoned with garlic and shallots, soy sauce, brown sugar and fish sauce. The pickled cucumber salad adds a refreshing bite of flavor along with the herbs, and the rice balances everything together perfectly.
With Minute® Rice, you can expand your taste buds with simple and uncomplicated recipes like this or a Thai Tuna Rice Salad.
If you’ve never added fish sauce to a recipe, it’s time to try! Although it does technically get its flavor from fish, it adds a burst of umami flavor that’s anything but fishy. In this recipe, when combined with salty soy sauce and the sweetness of brown sugar, it gives the pork a balanced taste that you’ll crave again and again.
For another Thai favorite using fish sauce, try this Tom Kha Gai Soup loaded with spicy and savory flavors that will take your taste buds on an adventure!