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Sesame Ginger-Glazed Pork Rice Bowl
with tangy coleslaw / cucumbers

Active: 45 Total: 45

Quick cooking, saucy pork and fresh ingredients give this rice bowl layers of flavor and texture.
Smarts: Wait to add salt to the coleslaw until right before serving so that it stays crisp. 

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
White or Brown Rice:
  • Rice, uncooked white or brown - 1 cup
Sesame Ginger-Glazed Pork:
  • Ginger, fresh - 2 tsp, grated
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 2 Tbsp
  • Honey - 2 Tbsp
  • Oil, toasted sesame - 2 tsp
  • Pork tenderloin - 1 lb, cubed
  • Cornstarch - 1 Tbsp
  • Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp
  • Sesame seeds, any color - 1/2 tsp
Pork Tenderloin Rice Bowl:
  • Cucumbers - 10 oz, chopped
  • Green onions - 2 stalks, chopped, green and white parts combined
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Lime juice - 1 Tbsp
  • Sugar - 1/4 tsp
  • Coleslaw mix - 10 oz
  • Hot sauce (opt) - for serving

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Prep

  1. Rice - (Double if making Thursday’s meal.) 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. Ginger / Garlic - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Make sauce - Whisk together ginger, garlic, soy sauce, honey, and toasted sesame oil. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  4. Cucumbers - Chop cucumbers. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

  5. Pork - Cube pork. Tenderize with a fork and season lightly with some salt and pepper. Toss pork in cornstarch until evenly coated. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

  6. Make slaw - Chop green onions. Whisk together green onions, oil (portion for rice bowl), lime juice, sugar, and coleslaw mix. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Make

  1. In a wok or large saute pan heat cooking oil (portion for pork) over medium-high heat. Add pork in a single layer and cook on one side until lightly browned. Turn pork to cook on all sides until nearly cooked through. Give sauce a good stir and then pour over pork. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens and pork is cooked through. Stir in sesame seeds.

  2. Give coleslaw a stir and season with some salt.

  3. If rice was made ahead, reheat in the microwave. (Reserve half if doubled.)

  4. Divide rice between bowls. Top with slaw, cucumbers, and pork. Serve with hot sauce on the side.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (71)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (22)

Most Helpful

I liked this a lot but would double the sauce.

By: Rhiannon
Posted: Jul 27, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
1 Helpful

45 reviews

Great flavors. Would double the sauce next time or use a spicy mayo.

By: Christopher
Posted: Aug 23, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Turned out great - I wasn't really into the cucumber and agree with another reviewer that something pickled would have been great. We sliced up a little avocado and threw it on top.

By: Sarah
Posted: Aug 12, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

The slaw was good but the pork was dry and didn't have that sticky texture I was expecting.

By: Arjuna
Posted: Aug 02, 2022
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

I liked this a lot but would double the sauce.

By: Rhiannon
Posted: Jul 27, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
1 Helpful

Should’ve doubled the sauce :/. The husband liked it but I thought it was lacking something. Should’ve put some sriracha on it.

By: Alana
Posted: Jul 20, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This wasn't too bad. I can never seem to get tofu to cook in a pan without it sticking to the pan. I should have baked it, I think. Then added it to the pan and sauce to warm up?

By: Jennifer
Posted: Jul 19, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful