Braised Pork Brown Rice Bowl 卤肉饭

Our Braised Pork Brown Rice Bowl takes a healthier take on the beloved comfort food and pairs the chewy, steaming, soft brown rice with the savoury braised meat sauce that’s bursting with flavours and the melt-in-your-mouth tender pork belly pieces. Served with eggs, stir-fried asparagus and one secret ingredient that takes the dish to the next level, indulge in this otherworldly deliciousness with the whole family by cooking up our recipe.

Servings 4-6
Cooking Time 1 Hour 25 Minutes
Skill Level Medium
INGREDIENTS
  • 450g skin-on pork belly, rinsed and pat dry
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 3 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1-inch of ginger, peeled & sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled & smashed
  • 8 dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked overnight & chopped into small cubes
  • 60g fried shallots
  • 2.5 tsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp shaoxing wine
  • 3 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 500ml water
OTHER TOPPINGS
  • ½ tbsp oil (asparagus)
  • 150g asparagus
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • pinch of salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp oil (per egg)
  • 4 eggs, sunny side up
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Slice 450g of skin-on pork belly into ½ inch pieces.
  2. In a large pot, heat up 2 tsp of oil and add in the star anise, cinnamon stick, ginger and garlic. Stir and fry it until fragrant for about 2-3min.
  3. Add in the pork belly and cook until they’re no longer pink.
  4. Now, add the shiitake mushrooms, sugar, shaoxing wine, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, water and fried shallots. Simmer on low heat for 1 hour.
  5. In the meantime, heat up ½ tbsp of oil in a pan. Stir-fry the minced garlic until fragrant then toss in the asparagus and cook another 1-2 min. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Add ½ tsp of oil to a pan and crack in an egg. Cook for 3 min or until the egg white has set.
  7. Scoop your Heavenly Brown Rice into a serving bowl. Assemble the sunny side up, braised meat and stir-fried asparagus.
  8. Garnish with more fried shallots and it’s ready to serve!
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