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Taiwanese Five-Spice Pork with Rice (Lu Rou Fan)

40 minutes

This Taiwanese dish, called lu rou fan, is a one-bowl meal consisting of richly flavored, soy-simmered pork served over steamed rice. Pork belly is traditional. but we found ground pork faster and just as delicious. Hard-cooked eggs are common, but we preferred soft-cooked eggs for their runny yolks. To make soft-cooked eggs, bring 2 cups of water to a simmer in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket. Add eggs, cover and steam over medium for 7 minutes. Transfer the eggs to ice water to stop the cooking, then shell and halve the eggs before serving. We liked serving steamed or stir-fried bok choy or broccoli alongside, a nice balance to the richness of the pork.

  • pounds ground pork

  • 1

    cup low-sodium soy sauce, divided, plus more, as needed

  1. 01
    In a medium bowl, mix the pork with ¼ cup of the soy sauce. Cover and refrigerate until needed.

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