Super Easy Chinese Pork Rib Rice Bowl
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Serves: 2
  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1 pound baby back ribs (ask the butcher to cut them into 2-inch pieces for you)
  • 1 cup fresh mixed vegetables (diced carrots, green peas, corns, green beans etc.)
  • 3-4 shiitake mushrooms, diced (or use fresh white mushrooms)
  • 2-3 thin slices of ginger
  • 2 stalks green onion, cut the white roots into 3-inch pieces and thinly slice the green portion for garnish later
  • ¾ cup water
  • a few drops of sesame oil for dressing at the end
  • Sauce:
  • 2.5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cooking wine
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce/hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Other toppings:
  • blanched vegetables or a fried egg on top (optional)
  1. Rinse jasmine rice with water, drain and transfer to the cooking bowl of a rice cooker.
  2. Combine soy sauce, cooking wine, oyster sauce and sugar in a small bowl, mix well and set aside.
  3. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a saute pan over low heat, saute the pork ribs until slightly browned.
  4. Add cooked pork ribs, mushrooms, and mixed vegetables into the cooking bowl over the rice.
  5. Place ginger slices and green onion on top and pour the seasoning sauce over.
  6. Add water to the bowl and stir gently with the rice spatula (comes with the rice cooker) to mix the seasonings well.
  7. Move the cooking bowl into the rice cooker, cover the lid and press the "cook" button.
  8. While the rice is cooking, do not lift the lid and let it be. After the button has switched to the "keep warm" setting, let it sit for about 5 minutes.
  9. Carefully lift the lid off and transfer everything to a large plate or bowl with the rice spatula.
  10. Remove the ginger slices, and green onion, sprinkle with chopped green onion and drizzle a little sesame oil on top to serve and enjoy!
1. If you are using frozen mixed vegetables or dried shiitake mushroom, remember to decrease the amount of water by a little bit because these ingredients will release water during cooking.
2. Before adding the seasoning sauce, give it a little stir will help avoid leaving the sugar at the bottom.
3. Do not lift the lid while the rice is cooking.
4. The cooking bowl could be hot right after using, remember to use an oven mitt.

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