Caramelized Ginger Pork

I say this throughout the blog for multiple recipes, but this one right here is truly a flavor bomb. The light ginger taste of the pork + flavorful sauce saturating the rice = the perfect bowl of escapism. Topping the bowl off with green onion and sesame oil really brings this dish home. Get to it–it's too good not to.

Effortful time: 10 mins Total time: 20 mins Servings: 2-3

You Need

  • 1½ tablespoon ghee or avocado oil
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound ground pork (can use ground chicken)
  • 3½ tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce + more to taste
  • ½ pound baby bok choy, lightly chopped

To Serve

  • steamed rice
  • green onion, finely sliced
  • sesame seeds
  • sesame oil
  • cucumber, sliced

Do It

  1. Prepare your ingredients. Mince ginger and garlic, and dice onions. Rinse bok choy, disgarding any wilted or discolored leaves. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over high heat. Add ginger and garlic and sauté for 1 mins. Add onion and cook for an additional 2 mins.
  3. Add the pork and break up the meat with a wooden spoon. Cook for 3 mins or until meat is no longer pink.
  4. Add the brown sugar and fish sauce to the skillet and stir. Once ingredients are mixed, leave untouched to allow flavors to infuse and caramelize, 2-3 mins. Add bok choy. Stir mixture and cook until bok choy stems have a slight tenderness. Done!

Prepare Your Bowl

  • Add rice, spoon in pork, top with green onion, seasame seeds, drizzle-drizzle sesame oil, and add cucumber along the side of the bowl–enjoy!