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Crispy Chinese Pork Rice Bowl

Crispy Chinese Pork Rice Bowl

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Prep Time

35 min



This Chinese-inspired pork and rice bowl has all you’d expect from homemade Chinese cooking. Crispy, sweet, salty, crunchy pork is mixed through fluffy rice. Our pickled cucumber ribbons make the perfect speedy-side for contrast and freshness.

Prep Time

35 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
2 garlic cloves
15g fresh root ginger
2 soy sauce sachets (16ml) †
1 spring onion
1/2 cucumber
2 tbsp white rice vinegar
2 tbsp hoisin sauce †
1 tbsp Chinese five spice mix
chilli flakes 3.18
1/2 tsp fiery chilli flakes
New British Pork mince
300g British pork mince
1 honey pot (28g)
150g fragrant basmati rice
You Will Need
Pepper, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 15g fresh root ginger
  • 1 soy sauce sachet (8ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tbsp five-spice mix
  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 250g British pork mince
  • 1 pot of honey (25g)
  • 130g basmati rice
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 792 kJ
188 kcal
2732 kJ
650 kcal
of which saturates
7.1 g
2.5 g
24.5 g
8.7 g
of which sugars
23.3 g
5.4 g
80.5 g
18.6 g
Fibre 0.9 g 3.2 g
Protein 8.8 g 30.3 g
Salt 0.45 g 1.57 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 garlic clove
15g fresh root ginger
Ginger (100%) Keep the Ginger chilled.
1 soy sauce sachet (8ml)
water, soya bean, wheat (gluten), salt, alcohol (ethanol)
1 spring onion
spring onion
1/2 cucumber
2 tbsp rice vinegar
rice, salt, water
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
water, sugar, soy bean paste (8%) [water, soya beans, rice, salt], garlic puree (35%), modified maize starch, colour (plain caramel), white rice vinegar (1%), spice blend (1%) [fennel, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, star anise], red chilli paste [red chilli peppers, salt,acidity regulator(acetic acid)], yeast extract paste [yeast extract,salt], salt, acidity regulator (citric acid)
1 tbsp five-spice mix
Star anise, cinnamon, fennel seed, black pepper, clove
1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
dried chilli flakes
250g British pork mince
pork (100%)
1 pot of honey (25g)
blossom honey
130g basmati rice
basmati rice
  • Allergens highlighted by † (gluten, soya)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Chinese Pork Rice

Add the rice and 350ml [700ml] water to a pot with a lid and bring to the boil over a high heat

Once boiling, reduce the heat to very low & cook, covered, for 10-15 min or until the water has absorbed & the rice is cooked, then remove from the heat & keep covered until serving

2 Chinese Pork Rice

Meanwhile, peel the cucumber with a vegetable peeler into ribbons

Tip: keep the soft seedy centre for step 6!

Combine the rice vinegar and cucumber ribbons in a bowl with a pinch of salt and set aside to pickle until serving 

3 Chinese Pork Rice

Peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

Peel the ginger (scrape the skin off with a teaspoon) and finely chop (or grate)

Mix together the hoisin, honey, half the soy sauce and 2 tbsp [4 tbsp] water

Add 1-2 tbsp vegetable oil to a large wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) over a medium-high heat

4 Chinese Pork Rice

Once hot, add the garlic, ginger, five spice and chilli flakes (can't handle the heat? Go easy!) and stir constantly for 1 min, then add the pork mince & cook for 4-6 min or until starting to brown, breaking it up as you go

5 Chinese Pork Rice

Stir in the hoisin marinade

Cook for approx. 4 min or until crispy and cooked through

6 Chinese Pork Rice

Meanwhile, chop the cucumbers' seedy centre into bite-size pieces

Slice the spring onion[s] finely, discarding the root ends

7 Chinese Pork Rice

Fluff the cooked rice with a fork

Add the rice, cucumber pieces and half the spring onion to the pork

Season with the remaining soy sauce and a good grind of pepper


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Serve the pork rice in bowls and garnish with the remaining spring onion

Serve the cucumber pickle to the side


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