Sichuan Pork with Green Beans

July 16, 2014
by hellofreshau Uncategorized @au

    A sensational combination of textures and sweet and spicy Asian flavours. 


    Ingredients for two people

    150 grice
    3 tbssoy sauce
    1 tbsrice wine vinegar (or white vinegar)
    1 tbshoney
    1long red chilli, deseeded & finely diced
    2garlic cloves, finely diced
    1 knobginger, finely diced
    300 gpork mince
    1 tbssesame oil (or vegetable oil)
    1brown onion, diced
    2 tspHelloFresh Sichuan pepper mix
    200 ggreen beans, topped & tailed
    1 tspblack sesame seeds

    Hellofresh recipe

    For the rice

    Place the rice into a sieve and rinse it with cold tap water. The water will initially become cloudy, continue to rinse until the water becomes more clear (it doesn’t need to be crystal). Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Add the rice and cook it for 10-12 minutes until soft. Drain.

    For the sauce

    In a small bowl combine the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar (if you don’t have rice wine vinegar you can use 2 tsp of white vinegar and 1 tsp of water), honey, chilli, garlic, and ginger and set aside while you get started on the pork.

    For the pork

    Heat the sesame oil (or vegetable oil if you don’t have any) in a wok or large frying pan over a medium-high heat and cook the onions for 2 minutes or until slightly translucent. Add the pork mince and the HelloFresh Sichuan pepper mix to the pan and cook for a further 3-4 minutes. Be sure to continuously stir the mince so that it is evenly cooked through. Add the sauce and green beans to the pan and toss through so that both the pork and beans are covered with the delicious sauce. Continue to cook for 5 minutes, allowing the sauce to reduce and thicken and the beans to turn bright green and just a little tender.

    To serve

    Serve the sticky pork and beans on a bed of the rice and garnish with a sprinkling of sesame seeds.

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