Thai Stir-Fried Pork and Green Beans
with Sriracha mayo / fried egg / rice
This meal, which we last featured in 2018, is inspired by Thai street food. Our version is quick to prepare (the green beans and pork are cooked together) and the dish has an added flavor component from spicy / creamy Sriracha mayo.
- Shallots - 2 cloves , chopped
- Lemongrass - 2 stalks , chopped (sub 1 tsp lemongrass paste / stalk)
- Green beans - 1 lb , trimmed and chopped into 1” / 2.5 cm pieces
- Soy sauce, low-sodium - 2 tsp
- Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/4 tsp
- Pork, ground - 1 lb
- Basil, Thai (opt) - 10 leaves , chiffonade
- Cilantro leaves - 1/4 cup , chopped
- Limes - 1/2 , wedges
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
- Eggs - 4
- Mayonnaise - 1/4 cup
- Sriracha - 2 tsp (sub any hot sauce)
- Lime juice - 1 tsp
- Rice, uncooked white or brown - 1 cup
Rice - 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)
Make Sriracha mayo - Whisk together mayonnaise, Sriracha, and lime juice. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
Season pork - Stir shallots, lemongrass, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes into pork.
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.
Add pork and saute until cooked through, ~6 minutes. Drain.
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.
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.
If rice was made ahead, reheat in the microwave.
Serve pork and rice with eggs on top and extra lime wedges on the side. Drizzle Sriracha mayo over the entire dish. Enjoy!