I have been making a special effort to cook something different each week that I have never cooked before.
Tonight I am cooking RICE PORK LARB – click HERE for original recipe and instructions
1.5 cups of jasmine rice, rinsed
I tablespoon of peanut oil
I tablespoon of chopped lemon-grass (I will have to see if my neighbour has some or I will be using a lemon!)
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
500g of pork mince
I red onion (I hope a brown one will do!), halved, thinly sliced
1/2 small pineapple, chopped
1/4 cup fish sauce
2 teaspoons of caster sugar (ordinary sugar will have to do!)
1 tablespoon of light, soy sauce
2 limes, juiced
12 small cos lettuce leaves (I only have iceberg lettuce)
1/3 cup of roasted peanuts, chopped
1. Cook rice following absorption method on packet. Remove from heat. Cover and stand for 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Set aside to cool.
2. Meanwhile, heat a wok (I don’t have one :-() over medium heat. Add oil, lemon-grass and garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add pork and cook, breaking up lumps with a wooden spoon, for 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add a 1/2 cup of cold water. Simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes or until water is absorbed. Stir in onion and pineapple. Set aside to cool.
3. Place fish sauce, sugar, soy sauce and 1/3 cup of lime juice in a small bowl. Stir to combine. Add sauce mixture and pork mixture to rice. Stir to combine. Arrange lettuce on a platter. Spoon over rice mixture and sprinkle with peanuts before serving.
*** It was very nice 🙂