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Shi’s Kitchen: Taiwanese Braised Pork Over Rice (卤肉饭)

Braised Pork Over Rice
Oh, home. I love home. Whenever I go home I find that I’m in this room most of the time, watching either my mom or grandma prepare breakfast, lunch, dinner, and/or some snack. During every waking hour of the day, someone is always in the kitchen prepping or cooking. This past Christmas, I learned how to make Braised Pork Over Rice (卤肉饭), a classic Taiwanese comfort food. I have yet to meet a single person who doesn’t enjoy this.

Braised Pork Over Rice
Finished product! The pork belly that we used was a bit too fatty… hence all of the extra oils. Feel free to use less fatty meats or skim the fat (or eat it like me because it has so much flavorrrrrr). The recipe is very simple and very similar to my Red Cooked Pork Belly that has become quite popular.

Ingredients:

Braised Pork Over Rice
Couple pounds of pork belly (sorry, this recipe isn’t super precise but it’s also because it doesn’t need to be). Blanche the pork belly (aka. dump slabs of the meat into boiling water for about a minute and take out). This gets rid of some of the gamey flavors. Then chop them up into 1cm thick bits.

Braised Pork Over Rice
Diced onion, garlic, and ginger.

Braised Pork Over Rice
Star anise, cinnamon, ginger, a few bay leaves, and rock sugar (not pictured). Continue reading Shi’s Kitchen: Taiwanese Braised Pork Over Rice (卤肉饭)