The bold flavours of this Asian Style Sticky Pork with Veggies Rice and Peanuts recipe offers a robust and satisfying weeknight dinner choice that packs an incredible punch!
The Sticky Pork, marinated in a delectable blend of Asian-inspired spices and sauces, is cooked to succulent perfection, caramelised in the marinade that creates a sweet, savoury, and umami-rich coating. Each bite of this tender pork is a burst of flavour, bringing a taste of Asia to your dinner table.
The Veggies Rice offers a colourful and nutritious complement. Infused with the fragrant flavours of the Orient, the rice, speckled with an array of freshly sautéed vegetables, provides a delightful texture and taste contrast to the sticky pork. Each spoonful is a testament to the harmonious blend of nutrition and taste that characterises Asian cuisine.
To finish off, a generous topping of crunchy peanuts adds another layer of texture to the dish. The peanuts not only offer a pleasing crunch that contrasts with the tender pork and fluffy rice but also enhance the overall flavour profile with their natural nutty notes.
Despite its complex flavours and textures, this Asian Style Sticky Pork with Veggies Rice and Peanuts recipe is surprisingly easy to prepare, offering a hearty, yet effortlessly gourmet meal for those busy weeknight dinners.
Asian Style Sticky Pork with Veggies Rice and Peanuts
- 150g Basmati Rice
- Handful of Peanuts
- 1 Lime
- 2 Pork Steaks
- 1 Tbsp Teriyaki Sauce
- 1 Bok Choy
- 1 Bunch of Coriander
- 1 Garlic Clove
- 1 Tbsp Ginger Purée
- 50ml Water
Step 1: Cook the Rice
Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil with a 0.25 tsp of salt for the rice. When boiling, add the rice and cook for 12 mins. Drain in a sieve.
Step 2: Get Prepped
Meanwhile, trim the bok choy then thinly slice widthways. Roughly chop the peanuts. Roughly chop the coriander (stalks and all). Zest the lime, then chop into wedges. e) Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). Chop the pork into 2cm chunks.
IMPORTANT: Wash your hands after handling raw meat.
Step 3: Make the Sauce
In a small bowl, stir together the garlic, easy ginger, teriyaki sauce and half the lime juice. Add the water, stir together and set aside.
Step 4: Fry Time
Heat a splash of oil in a large frying pan on high heat. When hot, add the bok choy and stir fry until softened, 3-4 mins. Remove the bok choy to a bowl and pop your pan back on high heat. Add a drizzle of oil and the pork, stir-fry until browned all over, 4-5 mins.
Step 5: Glaze the Meat
Lower the heat to medium then pour the sauce into the pan. Cook, coating the pork in the sticky sauce, for 2-3 mins.
IMPORTANT: The pork is cooked when no longer pink in the middle.
TIP: Add a splash of water if it dries out too much. Meanwhile, in a large bowl gently toss together the cooked rice, lime zest, bok choy, half the coriander and half the peanuts. Season to taste with salt and pepper if needed.
Step 6: Finish and Serve the Dish
Divide the rice between plates and serve the sticky pork on top of it. Finish by pouring any sauce left in the pan over the top and scattering over the remaining peanuts and coriander. Top with the remaining lime wedges for squeezing over. Enjoy!