One of my favourite Thai dishes served with glutinous rice…
It is quick and easy to make for lunch and although the name glutinous rice infers it has gluten it does not… it means sticky here. The rice is gluten free.
200 gm Pork loin.
2 shallots sliced thinly
Hand full coriander chopped
Mint a big handfull, stripped for the stem
A tbsp of ground roasted rice
1-3 tsp dried chilli
2 cheeks of lime
1-2 tbsp Fish Sauce
2 spring onions finely sliced ( optional)
Firstly cook pork on a griddle or BBQ until just cooked allow to rest before slicing.
Thinly slice shallots.
Mix with coriander and mint leaves. Thinly slice pork and add to dish with shallots, mint and coriander. Also, add any juice from the meat. Add fish sauce, dried chillies, roasted rice and lime juice then gently combine and TASTE… Adjust seasoning if required. Taste!
Serve with Sticky rice and a dish of washed Thai vegetables.
The meat for this dish can also be sliced thinly and cooked in a little water which a lot of Thais do…I prefer mine griddled I think it has more taste…
N.B: HOW TO DRY ROAST THE RICE.
Heat a small pan and add a handful of glutinous rice, stir to prevent it burning until the rice has coloured slightly a nice light brown, then remove from the heat and grind in pestle and mortar…Do not grind to a powder it needs to be a little coarse as it gives taste and texture to a dish. It will keep in a sealed container for about 6 weeks.
Until next time stay safe, have fun and laugh a lot as it is the best medicine you can get and free…