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Vietnamese Sticky Lemongrass Pork Bowl

Vietnamese Sticky Lemongrass Pork Bowl

Rating
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(4138 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

Vietnamese

For this Vietnamese-inspired bowlful, you'll top black sesame rice with fragrant, nutty lemongrass pork mince and a quick-pickled courgette and carrot salad. Thơm ngon (delicious)!

Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

Vietnamese

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Red-onion
1 red onion
fresh-ginger
15g fresh root ginger
Lemongrass-stalk
1 fresh lemongrass
Courgette
1 courgette
roasted peanuts
1 bag of roasted peanuts (25g) †
turmeric
1 tsp ground turmeric
basmati-rice
100g basmati rice
British pork mince 2
250g British pork mince
coriander and mint mix
10g coriander & mint mix
Carrot
1 carrot
Fresh Chilli Jam- retouch
1 chilli jam pot (40g)
Fish-sauce
1 fish sauce sachet (15ml) †
rice-vinegar
1 rice vinegar sachet (30ml)
black sesame seeds
1 black sesame seed sachet (5g) †
You Will Need
Rolling pin, olive oil, salt, sugar, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 red onion
  • 15g fresh root ginger
  • 1 fresh lemongrass
  • 1 courgette
  • 1 bag of roasted peanuts (25g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 100g basmati rice
  • 250g British pork mince
  • 10g coriander & mint mix
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 chilli jam pot (40g)
  • 1 fish sauce sachet (15ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 rice vinegar sachet (30ml)
  • 1 black sesame seed sachet (5g)<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 669 kJ
160 kcal
2795 kJ
670 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
7.6 g
2.4 g
31.6 g
9.9 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
14.6 g
3.9 g
61.2 g
16.3 g
Fibre 0.8 g 3.3 g
Protein 7.9 g 33.1 g
Salt 0.54 g 2.28 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 red onion
red onion
15g fresh root ginger
ginger
1 fresh lemongrass
fresh lemongrass
1 courgette
courgette
1 bag of roasted peanuts (25g)
roasted peanut 96%, rapeseed oil
1 tsp ground turmeric
turmeric(100%)
100g basmati rice
basmati rice
250g British pork mince
pork (100%)
10g coriander & mint mix
coriander & mint mix
1 carrot
carrot
1 chilli jam pot (40g)
raw cane sugar, red chillies, red peppers, cider vinegar, onions, garlic, concentrated lemon juice, sea salt
1 fish sauce sachet (15ml)
anchovy (fish) 75%, salt, sugar
1 rice vinegar sachet (30ml)
rice vinegar, salt
1 black sesame seed sachet (5g)
Whole hulled black sesame seeds (100%)
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (peanut, fish, sesame)

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 Vietnamese Sticky Lemongrass Pork Bowl

Boil half a kettle

Peel lengths of courgette[s] until you end up with a pile of courgette ribbons

Combine the ground turmeric with a generous pinch of salt, 1 tbsp [2 tbsp] sugar and 50ml [100ml] boiled water in a heatproof bowl and stir until the sugar has dissolved

Add the rice vinegar and courgette ribbons and set aside until serving – this is your pickled courgette

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Meanwhile, bash the lemongrass with a rolling pin, cut down the middle lengthways, remove the tough outer layers (save them for later) and chop the softer inner core[s] finely

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Add the basmati rice, outer lemongrass layers and 250ml [500ml] cold water to a pot with a lid and bring to the boil over a high heat

Once boiling, reduce the heat to very low and cook, covered, for 10-12 min or until all the water has absorbed and the rice is cooked

Once cooked, remove from the heat and keep covered until serving

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While the rice is cooking, peel (scrape the skin off with a teaspoon) and finely chop (or grate) the ginger

Peel and finely slice the red onion[s]

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a drizzle of vegetable oil over a medium heat

Once hot, add 3/4 of the sliced red onion (if you don't like raw onion, add it all) and cook for 3-4 min

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Add the pork mince to the onion and increase the heat to high

Cook for 5-7 min or until beginning to crisp, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as you go

Once crisp, add the fish sauce and chilli jam (can't handle the heat? Go easy!) and cook for 2-3 min further or until everything is brown and sticky

Tip: Watch it like a hawk to prevent the sauce from burning!

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Top, tail, peel and grate the carrot[s]

Strip the mint leaves from their stems and chop them finely, discard the stems

Chop the coriander finely, including the stalks

Bash the peanuts with a rolling pin (keep them in the bag so you don't lose any!)

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Add the bashed peanuts, chopped ginger and chopped lemongrass to the pan and cook for 1 min or until fragrant

Remove the lemongrass outer layers from the rice and discard

Fluff the cooked rice with a fork and stir the black sesame seeds through – this is your black sesame rice

Stir the chopped mint and coriander through the pork – this is your sticky Vietnamese pork

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Add the grated carrot and remaining sliced red onion to a bowl with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt - this is your carrot salad

Drain the pickled courgette from the pickling liquid

Serve the sticky Vietnamese pork with the black sesame rice, pickled courgette and carrot salad to the side and enjoy!

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