Sichuan-style pork & green bean stir-fry
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 2
A cost-conscious Chinese-style meal for two with rich soy and pepper sauce, ginger, spring onions and sesame oil
- 100g basmati rice
- 200g green bean , topped and tailed, then halved
- 1 ½ tbsp sunflower oil
- 140g pork mince
- 4 tsp dark soy sauce
- 2 tsp rice wine
- 1 tsp caster sugar
- ¼ tsp Sichuan pepper , lightly crushed using a pestle and mortar
- 1 red chilli , halved and sliced
- 4 fat garlic cloves , finely chopped
- 1 small knob of ginger , finely chopped
- 3 spring onions , 2 finely chopped, 1 sliced for garnish
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- STEP 1
Cook the rice following pack instructions. Boil the beans for 4 mins, then drain under cold water, pat dry and set aside.
- STEP 2
In a large non-stick wok or frying pan, heat 1 tbsp of the oil. Add the pork mince and fry for a few mins, breaking up into small pieces with the back of a spoon. Stir in half the soy, the rice wine and sugar and cook for 30 secs more. When the meat is cooked through, tip onto a plate.
- STEP 3
Heat the remaining oil in the pan. Add the pepper, chilli, garlic, ginger and chopped onions, and stir-fry for 2 mins until ginger and garlic are softened. Tip in the beans, heat through, then add the mince – stir-fry for 2 mins until hot. Stir in the rest of the soy and sesame oil. Scatter with spring onions and serve with rice.