Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Sesame Pork Rice

Yet another great recipe for leftover rice (although perhaps I am the only person that always makes too much rice?), this dish is also relatively healthy. I like to think of this as the healthful version of pork fried rice, it has loads of flavor but only about 1 tablespoon of oil per serving. You will see that Buster the dog also gave this dish his full approval.

I highly recommend serving this with the Blistered Green Beans I wrote about below. Also, Pork Sesame Rice is just wonderful leftover, so feel free to double the recipe as needed!

Pork Sesame Rice
serves 2

1 cup cooked white rice
.5 lb pork center loin chops (2 chops should do it), cubed
.75 tsp minced garlic, divided
.5 tsp minced ginger, divided
.5 tsp dark sesame oil
1.5 Tbsp tamari soy sauce
1 Tbsp hoisin sauce
1 Tbsp rice vinegar
2 scallions, sliced thinly
1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Toss pork with .25 tsp garlic and .25 tsp ginger. Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in a large, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork and sautee 3 minutes, until browned. Remove from pan and keep warm.

Add oil to pan if necessary, keep heated over medium heat. Add remaining garlic and ginger, sautee 30 seconds. Add rice, tamari, hoisin sauce, and vinegar; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add pork, cook 2 minutes longer. Serve topped with sesame seeds and scallions.

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