Thai basil pork

Meat
20 Min
very easy
4 People
Rating starstarstarstarstar
Thai inspired fragrant pork mince stir-fried with spring onions, garlic and Thai basil, served over rice with a side of mango salad.
1. Place rice in a saucepan, cover with x 1.5 amount of water (see notes). Cover with a lid, cook on lowest heat for 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat, stand for 5 minutes. Stir carefully with a fork.

2. Zest lime and set aside (optional). Slice mango and chilli (see notes). Toss with bean shoots, juice from 1/2 lime and 1 tbsp sesame oil. Set aside.

3. Heat a large frypan over high heat. Add pork mince and break up lumps with a wooden spoon. Slice and add spring onions (add some green tops to the salad if you like!) and crushed garlic.

4. When mince is cooked through, stir in 2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp hoisin sauce (see notes), lime zest (optional), and picked basil leaves. Stir to heat through then take off heat.

5. Adjust the pork with more lime juice, soy or hoisin sauce if needed.
Serve pork over rice with a side of mango salad.

NOTES
Use the rice tub to quickly measure up x 1.5 amount of water.
Deseed chilli if you like less heat! Leave to the side and scatter on top when serving if the kids prefer!
Use hoisin and soy sauce to taste, different brands can vary in intensity.
No pork option - pork mince is replaced with chicken mince.
BASMATI RICE, 300g
LIME, 1
MANGO, 1
RED CHILLI, 1
BEAN SHOOTS, 1 bag
PORK MINCE, 600g
SPRING ONIONS, 1/2 bunch *
GARLIC, 3 cloves
THAI BASIL, 1 packet

FROM YOUR PANTRY
sesame oil, soy sauce, hoisin sauce