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Thai Stir-Fried Pork and Green Beans
with Sriracha mayo / fried egg / rice

Active: 30 minTotal: 30 min

This meal is inspired by quick and easy Thai street food and got great reviews when we first shared it last year. Thanks to great feedback from our community, this version is even quicker to prepare (the green beans and pork are cooked together) and the dish has an added flavor component from spicy / creamy Sriracha mayo.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Rice (enough for two meals):
  • Rice, brown or white (uncooked - enough for 2 meals) - 1 2/3 cups
Thai Stir-Fried Pork and Green Beans:
  • Shallots - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Lemongrass - 2 stalks, chopped (sub 1 tsp lemongrass paste / stalk)
  • Green beans - 1 lb, trimmed and chopped into 1” / 2.5cm pieces
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 2 tsp
  • Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/4 tsp
  • Pork, ground - 1 lb
  • Thai basil (opt) - 10 leaves, chiffonade
  • Cilantro leaves - 1/4 cup, chopped
  • Limes - 1/2, wedges
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Eggs - 4
Sriracha Mayo:
  • Mayonnaise - 1/4 cup
  • Sriracha - 2 tsp (sub any hot sauce)
  • Lime juice - 1 tsp

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Rice - This makes enough for 2 nights. For white rice, rinse until clear. Fill a saucepan or Dutch oven (or rice cooker) with rice, water (use 2:1 ratio for water to rice), and some salt. Cover with lid and bring to a boil. Once water boils, stir, lower heat to a low-medium, and cover. Check white rice after ~20 min; brown at ~45 min. Rice is done when it's absorbed all the water. If it's not done, leave the cover on until all water has been absorbed. Take cover off to release steam and fluff with a wooden spoon after 5 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make Sriracha mayo - Whisk together mayonnaise, Sriracha, and lime juice. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Shallots / Lemongrass / Green beans - Prep as directed. Combine shallots and lemongrass. Store green beans separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Season pork - Stir shallots, lemongrass, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes into pork.
  5. Basil / Cilantro / Limes - Prep as directed.

Make

  1. Heat a wok over medium-high heat. Add first part of oil and then green beans to heated oil. Saute until green beans are nearly tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Add pork and saute until cooked through, ~6 minutes. Drain.
  3. While pork is cooking, heat a nonstick pan over medium heat. Add second part of oil and then crack eggs into heated oil. Fry eggs to desired done-ness (cook on one side for sunny-side up or flip and cook on both sides). Season with some salt.
  4. Return to pork and stir in basil and cilantro. Squeeze one or two of the lime wedges over top (taste as you go to decide how much lime juice to use). Season with some salt.
  5. If rice was made ahead, reheat in the microwave.
  6. Serve pork and rice with eggs on top. Drizzle Sriracha mayo over the entire dish. Enjoy!

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Reviews

This meal has 48 reviews

Wow so tasty. Scrambled the eggs right in the pan like someone suggested.

By: Lara
Posted: Apr 25, 2018
Diet: Paleo

I think this was a bit strange. Were we supposed to take the green beans out before cooking the pork? It seemed strange to me to add raw ground pork to partially cooked green beans & the fact that the beans were in the pan made it difficult to cook the pork thoroughly. The chopped lemograss also never softened up (is it supposed to?) so there was a strange crunch to this dish, and overall it just didn't have as much flavor as I'd hoped.

By: Julie
Posted: Apr 24, 2018
Diet: Original

May use hot sausage next time

By: Kate
Posted: Apr 24, 2018
Diet: Original

I made it without the lemongrass, cilantro, and Thai basil. It was yummy and filling! My husband agreed!

By: Michelle
Posted: Apr 24, 2018
Diet: Vegetarian

I thought this was pretty underseasoned as-is. I wanted a more larb-type flavor, so I added garlic, lime, and fish sauce to the pork mixture. I also just scrambled the eggs right into the pork/green bean mixture, as I didn't see the point in dirtying an extra pan.

By: Nicholas
Posted: Apr 23, 2018
Diet: Original

Quick and tasty, what's not to like! I enjoyed this last time it was on the menu but ended up adding a bunch of hot sauce - so I was really delighted with the Sriracha mayo addition this time!

By: Melissa
Posted: Apr 23, 2018
Diet: Original