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Caramelized Ginger Pork
"This recipe is truly a flavor bomb. The light ginger taste of the pork + flavorful sauce saturating the rice = the perfect bowl of escapism. Topping the bowl off with green onion and sesame oil really brings this dish home."
-- @WhisperOfYum_


Prep time 10mins
Cook time 20mins
Serves or Makes: 3
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  • 1 1/ 2 tablespoons ghee or avocado oil
  • 1/ 2 onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoons ginger, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground pork or ground chicken
  • 3 1/ 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce, or more to taste
  • 1/ 2 pound baby bok choy, lightly chopped
  • steamed rice, to serve
  • green onion, finely sliced
  • cucumber, sliced
  • sesame seeds, for garnish
  • sesame oil, for garnish


  • Step 1

    Heat oil in large skillet over high heat. Add ginger and garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add onion and cook for an additional 2 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Add the pork and break up the meat with a wooden spoon. Cook for 3 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.

  • Step 3

    Add the brown sugar and fish sauce to the skillet and stir. Once ingredients are mixed, leave untouched to allow flavors to infuse and caramelize, 2-3 minutes. Add bok choy. Stir mixture and cook until bok choy stems have a slight tenderness.

  • Step 4

    For assembling the bowls, add rice, spoon in pork, top with green onion, sesame seeds, a drizzle of sesame oil, and add cucumber along the side of the bowl–enjoy!

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