Thai-Style Minced Pork with Basil and Jasmine Rice

Thai-style minced pork with basil

Thai-style minced pork with basil

I make no claims for its authenticity, but this makes a quick and easy cheap midweek meal, ideally suited for using up any vegetables that you might have languishing in the fridge. I used courgettes and peppers this time, but you could use carrots, frozen peas, mushrooms — anything really.

When we served it to Wee Girl, we picked the vegetables  out of the mince and to my astonishment, she polished it off, something which I was not expecting.

There’s no chilli in it, so you may want to serve it alongside some chilli sauce or chopped chillies, or you could add a chilli in with the ginger and garlic if you’re not having to worry about fussy children.

Ingredients

– 1 tbsp groundnut oil
– thumbsize piece of ginger, grated
– 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
– 2 peppers, diced
-2 courgettes, diced
– 500g pork mince
– 1 tbsp fish sauce
– 3 tbsp rice vinegar
– 4 tbsp soy sauce
– a pack of basil
– a handful of spring onions, sliced
– jasmine rice to serve
– lettuce leaves (ideally little gem) to serve
– chilli sauce, etc to serve

Method

1. Heat the oil in a wok until smoking. Add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry for a minute.

2. Add in the peppers and stir-fry for 3 minutes, then add the mince and fry for 5 minutes.

3. Pour over the fish sauce, vinegar and soy sauce and reduce the heat. Simmer for 5 minutes or so until the mince is cooked through. Add the basil and stir until wilted.

4. Scatter with the spring onions and serve with jasmine rice and lettuce leaves.

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About allpastmidnight

Hi, I'm Alison, I am a mid-thirties mum to two children, Little Man and Wee Girl. Wee Girl is pre-verbal and has autism, while Little Man is the sort of happy chatty little guy who gets into everything and sings at the top of his lungs — until the moment he makes eye contact with a stranger and he goes silent. I am cynical, sweary, and a bit disorganised, and I blog about parenting, ASD, food and just about anything else I can think of. Feel free to follow me on any of my social media. I can also be contacted by email at allpastmidnight [at] outlook [dot] com.
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3 Responses to Thai-Style Minced Pork with Basil and Jasmine Rice

  1. Pingback: Food Plan: 02/08/15 – 08/08/15 | All Past Midnight

  2. Rachael A says:

    I really really like the idea of this recipe – it looks yummy and I love thai flavours! Thanks for sharing x

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