Today I am going to share a budget-friendly and super easy-to-make Ginger Minced Pork Rice Bowl recipe. It’s my go-to dish for making a quick weeknight meal without compromising on taste.
For main ingredients, we’ll need ground pork, ginger, scallion and rice. The actual making of this dish is incredibly easy. Let me walk you through it. First, I cooked the ground pork and grated ginger in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the pork has browned.
To season, I used sugar, rice cooking wine and soy sauce. What I normally do is I’d whisk all the seasoning sauces in a small container to set aside before I start cooking. It’s helps to save time and avoid the pork to be overcooked.
After adding in the seasonings, I simmered the dish two minutes for the flavor to be absorbed. To finish this dish, I added some sesame oil, and garnished with scallion and roasted sesame seeds (this is optional).
Making a meal that serves four in under 15 minutes with less than 10 dollars’ budget, that’s pretty awesome right? Now, it’s time to treat yourself! Spoon as many delicious ground pork as you like on top some rice and dig in!
Here is an overview of how I made this Ginger Minced Pork Rice Bowl in under 15 minutes.
I hope you enjoy making this tasty ginger minced pork rice bowl at home. If you like this recipe, please leave a rating and share it with your friends!
- 1 pound ground pork
- 1 tablespoon grated ginger
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon rice cooking wine
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 4 stalks scallion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon roasted sesame seeds
- 4 cups cooked white or brown rice
- Whisk together sugar, rice cooking wine and soy sauce in a small container.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add ground pork and grated ginger, cook 2-3 minutes or until pork has turned brown (make sure to crumble the meat as it cooks).
- Stir in the seasoning mixture, mix until well combined, allow it to simmer for 2 minutes.
- Toss in sesame oil, roasted sesame seeds and chopped scallion, cook another 30 seconds before removing from heat.
- Place rice in a bowl, spoon some ginger minced pork on top to serve and enjoy!
Super easy and fast. I got home quite late tonight and whipped this up in 20 minutes. Delicious!
Tried this recipe today and believe me, it is one of the most scrumptious pork rice recipe I ever had. Now it is on the top of the list of my quick and easy to prepare dishes.
Meat and ginger are a killing duo indeed. I am up for this delicious recipe. The pics are compelling and telling the whole story in a delicious way! Awesomeness!!
Thanks a lot! 🙂
Made this tonight
Added tablespoon of peanut butter and teaspoon of fish sauce
I made this for friends and everyone who tried it thought it was insanely delicious. I love how simple it was! I subbed ground chicken for pork, as it’s what I had, and I added a 4 oz can of fire roasted green chiles. I’ll definitely be making this again. Thanks!
I am so glad everyone liked your dish, you are very welcome!
Just made this. Quick and delicious and perfect for a weeknight dinner! Thank you for sharing this recipe. I had a pound of ground pork in my freezer that I didn’t know what to do with. Problem solved!
Today it was my second time cooking this dish and my australian flat mate and I love it so so much. We always end up eating 2 bowls for this recipes lol.
I am glad you and your friends enjoyed the recipe, glad I can help 🙂
Made this tonight after buying some nice looking very lean ground pork today. I also had some cabbage that I didn’t know what to do with, so stir fried that first, then set aside and made the rest of this great recipe exactly as described, then stirred through the cabbage at the end along with the scallions and sesame seeds.
It took longer to toast the sesame seeds in the oven than to cook this meal!
Verdict: super delicious, super tasty, super easy.
I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe and thank you so much for your lovely comment 🙂
I had some ground pork, which I didn’t know what to do with, until I came across this recipe. I used Sake instead of rice cooking wine. Not sure how much the taste changed but the outcome was delecious.
This recipe did not disappoint! Super tasty and quick!
So quick and easy and delicious!
I was not disappointed on this dish! Delicious as stated.
Can i use something besides rice cooking wine? I feel like even if i knew what that was, id end up buying a bottle and it would stay in my pantry for years.
You could try mixing dry sherry and sugar as a substitute for the rice cooking wine. For 1 tablespoon dry cherry, only less than half a teaspoon of sugar would do, thanks for your question!
My 7 year old and 4 year old finished the whole pound between the two of them! I made this exactly to the tee!
My family demands this once a week! And it’s so easy, we trained our teenagers on making it.
Also, the leftover meat is AMAZING scrambled in eggs with some kimchi and/or whatever leftover veggies you have.
Great recipe. I used some homemade kecap manis because it sounded similar to your sauce, and I happened to have it in my fridge (equal parts soya sauce & sugar boiled & reduced to syrup, with added chili, ginger, star anise….). Plus the rice wine and the rest of the recipe as is. Plus a bit of sriracha sauce for a bit of bite. Came out fantastic and my kids loved it. Love the peanut butter idea – I think next outing will get a bit more sriracha, or some chillies, and some chopped roasted peanuts or cashews for a bit of crunch.
I tried this recipe and it was delicious! Not to mention extremely easy to prepare. We served it on top of brown rice. I was in a rush for dinner tonight so it was perfect. Very few ingredients, very easy to prepare and what a great taste!
Cooking in the age of covid… I ordered 3 lbs ground beef from grocery delivery thinking pasta sauce and tacos. The store was out so my shopper grabbed me 3 lbs ground pork instead – which I had never used!
I just made this recipe with the first pound and was so happy with it! Really flavorful. Will happily eat this several more times during quarantine and beyond and am glad to add a new easy meal to my repertoire. Thank you!
Great recipe, I love how simple yet tasty it is! Perfect Sunday night low key dinner with my BF, served in bowls with lots of greens 🙂
This is honestly one of my favorite ground pork recipes because it’s so easy and delicious. If you’re on a a keto diet, you can sub the sugar with monkfruit sugar (available at Whole Foods) and eat it on a bed of zucchini noodles. Still tastes amazing!
Simple and fantastic. Nice tip about adding the Sesame Oil and seeds last. I would not have known that. I used Ceylon Cinnamon instead of sugar. It makes for a great sugar substitute and in fact lowers blood sugar while adding the sweetness of sugar.
Great stuff! Family loved it. Thanks for your recipe, will make this again and again.
Lovely taste and so quick and easy to make. I will probably make this again but add some peas or sweetcorn kernels as it is essentially rice and mince, and we do love our veg .
Oh WOW – i just ccame across some ground pork on sale at the store, and came across this recipe while browsing what to do with it!! This was absolutely DELICIOUS. I may need to go buy more ground pork…hahaha!! This recipe is 100% a keeper!!
Awesome! So glad you liked it Vanessa!
Great recipe. I add kale or spinach and carrots. I also double the sauce. My family loves it!
Awesome, glad to hear it!
Our family favourite! Quick, easy and delicious. We add diced cabbage, grated carrot and sesame seeds. Too good!