Thai Pork Stir Fry with Mint and Ginger

Thai Pork Stir Fry with Mint and Ginger

What You Need For 2:

  • Basmati Rice(2cups)
  • Green Beans(6 oz.)
  • Ginger(1 thumb)
  • Garlic (2 cloves)
  • Peas(1cup)
  • Scallions(2)
  • Red Bell Pepper(1)
  • Mint(1/4 oz.)
  • Ground Pork(10 oz.)
  • Soy Sauce(to taste)
  • Turmeric Powder(to taste)
  • Honey(to taste)
  • Onion Powder

Prepare To Be a Chef:

  1. Bring 1 cup water and a pinch of salt to a boil in a small pot. Once boiling, add rice, Sprinkle turmeric powder all over top of rice and stir (you want the turmeric to make your rice yellow). Cover, and reduce to a simmer. Cook until tender, 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat and keep covered.
  2. Wash and dry all produce. Trim and halve green beans. Peel and mince ginger. Mince or grate garlic. Trim scallions and cut into 1-inch pieces. Core, seed, and thinly slice bell pepper. Pick leaves from mint and coarsely chop. Place all separate.
  3. Drizzle oil in a large pan over high heat. Add green beans, bell pepper, and scallions and toss until softened and starting to brown, 4-5 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and onion powder. Add pinch of garlic (not all of it). Throw in peas for about 2 more minutes. Remove from pan, put in bowl and set aside.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and add a large drizzle of oil to same pan. Add  rest of garlic and ginger and toss 1-2 minutes.
  5. Increase heat to medium-high and add pork,(this is a totally optional step but anytime I make pork I add a Brazilian pre mixture spice, which you can get the grocery store even though this is a Thai dish. Trust me it makes your pork amazing but spice isn’t for everyone so that’s why I didn’t call for it in the ingredients). Break up pork into pieces with spatula or wooden spoon and cook until browned and crisp at edges, 5-6 minutes. Toss in veggies, soy sauce, and honey. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Remove pan from heat and stir in half of the mint. Fluff rice with a fork. Divide rice between plates and top with stir-fry. Garnish with remaining mint if desired, I highly recommend it! Voila! You are all done this one is quick and easy but it will taste like you spent all day working on it!

Enjoy! I make several different kinds of pork dishes, but take my advice and try the Brazilian seasoning no matter what type of pork dish your making, you will be glad you did!

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