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Pork, Egg & Holy Basil Rice Bowls

A powerhouse of a meal all in one bowl. This Thai inspired stir fry is an affordable dinner packed with veggies and flavour galore. Pork, Egg & Holy Basil Rice Bowls are sure to be a new favourite in the weeknight meal rotation. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • Rice cooked to package's specifications. Should have 4 portions.
  • 1 tbsp Canola oil
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion finely diced
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Jalapenos (or Thai peppers, to heat preference)
  • 1.5 pounds ground pork
  • 1 cup zuchinni finely diced
  • 1/2 cup red pepper finely diced
  • 3 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1.5 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2.5 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup holy basil * sliced (*see note)
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Canola Oil
  • green onion for garnish
  • red chili flakes for garnish

Instructions

  • Cook rice as per bag's instruction.  In meantime, heat-up deep frying pan or wok to medium-high. Add canola oil, onion, garlic and jalapenos and cook until fragrant and onions are translucent, about 3 minutes. Stir often.
  • Add pork and cook until browned, about 4-5 minutes. Drain fat. Add zucchini and red pepper and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  • While veggies and pork are cooking, combine soy sauce, fish sauce, oyster sauce, brown sugar and water in small bowl. 
  • Once veggies are soft, reduce temperature to medium and add sauce mixture. Let sauce simmer until slightly reduced. 
  • While stir fry is simmering, fry 4 eggs sunny side up (not flipped in the pan) with Canola oil for crispy  edges.
  • Add holy basil and remove stir fry from heat.
  • Assemble rice bowls! Add rice to bottom of large bowl followed by a generous portion of the stir fry mixture. Top with egg and then garnish with red chili flakes and green onions!

Notes

Holy basil can be difficult to locate and difficult to replicate it's slightly spicy and licorice-y flavour.  If you cannot find it, this dish is still great with commonly found basil. However, in recipe testing I found the dish to be too sweet with the brown sugar and commonly found basil.  Remove sugar from stir fry sauce!