Lu Rou Fan (Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice Bowl)

Lu Rou Fan (Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice Bowl)

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Lu Rou Fan, a.k.a Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice Bowl or just “Lu Rou”, is a super yummy Taiwanese dish that people love to eat. It’s like a big warm hug for your tummy! You get this super tender pork belly that’s been cooked all nice and slow, and then it’s served on top of a bowl of fluffy white rice. And to make it even more delicious, you can add some crispy green onions, tangy pickled veggies, and a rich and flavorful braising sauce. Trust me, once you try it, you’ll be hooked!

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time1 hr 15 minsTotal Time1 hr 25 mins
Rice, Eggs & Vegetables
 1200 g water
 150 g rice
 3 bunch of BakChoy
 2 eggs
Pork & Marinate
 15 g cooking oil
 45 g garlic
 45 g fried shallot
 350 g pork belly, cut into 1 cm cubes
 35 g light soy sauce
 25 g dark soy sauce
 25 g oyster sauce
 10 g black vinegar
 60 g mirin
 ½ tsp white pepper
 ½ tsp five spice powder
 10 g sesame oil
 15 g honey
 350 g water
 15 g rock sugar
Spice Bag (Wrap in Cheese Cloth / Tea Bag)
 2 star anise
 1 cinnamon stick
 3 cloves
 2 ginger slices
Rice
1

Place 1200g water in the mixing bowl, insert the simmering basket, and add the rice. Cook for 18 min | Varoma | Speed 2. Place the Bak Choy and eggs into the Varoma dish and set aside.

Eggs & Marinate
2

Set the Varoma into position for the last 9 minutes of cooking time. Meanwhile, prepare the pork belly by cutting it into pieces and set aside.

3

Remove Varoma and place bakchoy and eggs into a bowl of ice water to stop the eggs from cooking. Leave them there for 10 min. Remove simmering basket with aid of spatula, transfer rice to a serving bowl and cover to keep warm. Discard cooking water.

Braised Pork Sauce
4

Place garlic cloves and fried shallots in mixing bowl, chop 5 sec | Speed 5. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula.

5

Add oil and pork belly, sauté 15 min | 120°C | ⤺ Speed Spoon. Meanwhile, take a small bowl and mix together the light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, oyster sauce, black vinegar, mirin, white pepper, five spice powder, sesame oil, honey, and 350g water. Set aside.

6

Add the reserved sauce mixture, rock sugar, and the spice bag. Cook for 30 min | 100ºC | ⤺ Speed spoon. While the pork is simmering, peel the eggs that were set aside earlier.

7

Remove the spice bag from the sauce, to reduce the sauce continue cooking for an 10 min | Varoma | ⤺ Speed spoon by replacing the measuring cup with Varoma dish to avoid splashing. Serve the braised pork hot with the rice and halved eggs. Enjoy!

Ingredients

Rice, Eggs & Vegetables
 1200 g water
 150 g rice
 3 bunch of BakChoy
 2 eggs
Pork & Marinate
 15 g cooking oil
 45 g garlic
 45 g fried shallot
 350 g pork belly, cut into 1 cm cubes
 35 g light soy sauce
 25 g dark soy sauce
 25 g oyster sauce
 10 g black vinegar
 60 g mirin
 ½ tsp white pepper
 ½ tsp five spice powder
 10 g sesame oil
 15 g honey
 350 g water
 15 g rock sugar
Spice Bag (Wrap in Cheese Cloth / Tea Bag)
 2 star anise
 1 cinnamon stick
 3 cloves
 2 ginger slices

Directions

Rice
1

Place 1200g water in the mixing bowl, insert the simmering basket, and add the rice. Cook for 18 min | Varoma | Speed 2. Place the Bak Choy and eggs into the Varoma dish and set aside.

Eggs & Marinate
2

Set the Varoma into position for the last 9 minutes of cooking time. Meanwhile, prepare the pork belly by cutting it into pieces and set aside.

3

Remove Varoma and place bakchoy and eggs into a bowl of ice water to stop the eggs from cooking. Leave them there for 10 min. Remove simmering basket with aid of spatula, transfer rice to a serving bowl and cover to keep warm. Discard cooking water.

Braised Pork Sauce
4

Place garlic cloves and fried shallots in mixing bowl, chop 5 sec | Speed 5. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula.

5

Add oil and pork belly, sauté 15 min | 120°C | ⤺ Speed Spoon. Meanwhile, take a small bowl and mix together the light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, oyster sauce, black vinegar, mirin, white pepper, five spice powder, sesame oil, honey, and 350g water. Set aside.

6

Add the reserved sauce mixture, rock sugar, and the spice bag. Cook for 30 min | 100ºC | ⤺ Speed spoon. While the pork is simmering, peel the eggs that were set aside earlier.

7

Remove the spice bag from the sauce, to reduce the sauce continue cooking for an 10 min | Varoma | ⤺ Speed spoon by replacing the measuring cup with Varoma dish to avoid splashing. Serve the braised pork hot with the rice and halved eggs. Enjoy!

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