Asian Pork and Veggie Rice Bowl
The perfect combination of savory, spicy and sweet. Caramelized crispy ground pork with sautéed onions and sweet peppers, simmered in a lime juice, soy sauce marinade, served on top of a sticky sweet coconut rice. Topped with crisp sesame cucumbers and roasted sweet potatoes this makes a great cozy dinner.
Coconut Rice
Roasted Sweet Potato
Sesame Pickled Cucumber
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
  1. Wash the sweet potato and cut into approximately 1″ cubes. Spread potatoes onto foil covered sheet pan.
  2. Toss potatoes in olive oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Pour 1-2 tbsp coconut aminos or soy sauce over potatoes and mix to combine.
  4. Bake in oven 375 for about 30 minutes, flipping over the sweet potatoe chunks about half way through. They are done when you can easily poke through potato cubes with a fork and potatoes are starting to caramelize.
Coconut Rice
  1. Combine the basmati rice, coconut milk, sugar, salt and water into medium sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  2. Stir to combine and dissolve sugar and cover and reduce heat to medium/low. Let cook for 20-30 minutes until liquid is absorbed and rice tender.
  3. Stir a few times and keep covered remove from heat. Consistency is going to be a little stickier which is okay! Makes for a great base.
Asian Pork
  1. As sweet potatoes roast ane the rice is simmering, combine sesame oil, coconut aminos, lime juice, chilli garlic sauce and chopped ginger in a bowl and mix together. Set aside.
  2. Mix chopped garlic and ginger into ground pork in a bowl, and set aside.
  3. Dice the red onion and sweet peppers. Sautee over medium heat in a mix of olive oil and sesame oil.
  4. Once onions and pepper have cooked down, add in the ground pork and break it apart as it browns. The pork & veggies only takes about 10 minutes to cook so do this as your sweet potatoes and rice are nearing the end!
  5. Stir the pork as it browns and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Once cooked through, pour the lime juice/coconut aminos sauce over the top and let it caramelize the pork and vegetables for a few minutes, stirring to fully coat and then remove from the heat. Add a touch more chili garlic sauce if you want a tad more kick! (my answers always yes)
  7. Serve the pork and veggies over the coconut rice and sweet potatoes, topped with cilantro.
Sesame Pickled Cucumbers
  1. Peel and cut a cucumber in half. Slice length wise across cucumber half to make small pieces.
  2. Combine cucumber slices, rice wine vinegar, dash of sesame oil, salt, pepper and sesame seeds in a bowl. Mix together and place in refrigerator while the rest of the meal cooks.