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.


– 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


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.


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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