Speedy Caramelized Pork Bowls
on Lemongrass-Scented Rice
This quick and easy bowl is inspired by the bold flavours of Vietnam! Sweet and savoury sing together when pork is caramelized with brown sugar and zesty aromatics. Get to know fragrant lemongrass at the dinner table tonight!
Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.
Shanghai Bok Choy
(Contains Sulphites, Wheat)
Vegetarian Oyster Sauce
Not included in your delivery
Before starting, add 1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 cups) water and 1/8 tsp (1/4 tsp) salt to a medium pot. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat.Wash and dry all produce.Heat Guide for Step 5: 1/8 tsp (1/4 tsp) mild, 1/4 tsp (1/2 tsp) medium, 1/2 tsp (1 tsp) spicy and 1 tsp (2 tsp) extra-spicy! Remove outer layer of lemongrass, then halve lengthwise. Place on a cutting board, cut-side down. Using the back of a spoon or a pot, forcefully hit lemongrass to crush.Using a strainer, rinse rice until water runs clear.Add rice and lemongrass to the boiling water, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, 12-14 min. (NOTE: Reduce heat to low if water is boiling over.)Remove from heat. Set aside, still covered.
Separate bok choy leaves from stems. Place in a strainer and rinse under cool water. Pat dry with paper towels, then cut stems into 1-inch pieces.
Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add 1/2 tbsp (1 tbsp) oil, then pork. Break up pork into smaller pieces. Add bok choy stems. Cook, stirring often, until no pink remains, 4-5 min.**Add brown sugar and ginger-garlic puree. Cook, stirring often, until mixture is fragrant and turns dark-brown, 2-3 min.
Meanwhile, thinly slice green onions.Finely chop chili, removing seeds for less heat. (TIP: We suggest using gloves when prepping chilis!)
Stir in vegetarian oyster sauce, bok choy leaves, 1/4 cup (1/2 cup) water and 1/8 tsp chilies (NOTE: Reference heat guide). Cook, stirring often, until bok choy leaves wilt.Remove from heat, then season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Remove and discard lemongrass. Fluff rice with a fork, then stir in half the green onions and half the crispy shallots. Divide rice between bowls. Top with caramelized pork and bok choy mixture. Sprinkle with remaining green onions and remaining crispy shallots.Drizzle sriracha and sprinkle any remaining chili over top, if desired.