September 13, 2022

Thai Ground Pork Rice Bowls

Thai Ground Pork Bowls
These Thai Ground Pork Rice Bowls are just so flavorful! You’ll love the garlicky-ginger pork mixed with rice and tons of crunchy veggies. This dinner comes together in under 30 minutes and the best part is that your kids will love how customizable this meal is! You can even have them build their own bowls. Looking for more rice bowl recipes? Check out some of my favorites!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Servings 4


For the Pork:

  • 2 tsp avocado oil
  • ½ white onion, finely diced
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • ¼ tsp toasted sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp rice vinegar
  • ¼ tsp fish sauce (optional)

For the Rice:

  • 1 ½ cups jasmine rice
  • 2 ¼ cup water
  • ¾ tsp salt

For Serving:

  • Bibb or butter lettuce leaves
  • English or Persian cucumber, sliced in rounds
  • 1 carrot, sliced in ¼ inch strips
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, sliced in ¼ inch strips
  • Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • Lime wedges for serving


  • Add all the ingredients for the rice to a rice cooker or small pot. Turn rice cooker on, or bring pot up to a boil, then lower to a low flame, cover and cook for 20 minutes until done.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add the avocado oil and sauté the onion until it becomes translucent, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the pork, ginger and garlic, and cook for about 6-8 minutes, or until pork is no longer pink, breaking the pork up into crumbles. Drain any excess fat.
  • Stir in soy sauce, mirin, sesame oil, salt, rice vinegar and fish sauce. Cook for another minute, and turn off the flame.
  • To serve, place rice in a bowl and top with the pork mixture. Add veggies and garnish with sesame seeds, cilantro and lime wedge.
  • Finish these off with a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
Keyword 30 minute meal, Dairy-free, gluten-free, healthy, kid-friendly

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