Electric Lunchbox #11: Braised country style ribs

My son loves braised ribs(that’s why there are 3 recipes for ribs in my blog!) but right now, with purchase restrictions and some unavailability on certain cuts of meat, I am trying country style ribs…in the Itaki!

This is an easy recipe to put together as the sauce is ready made and bottled. Just add ginger, star anise and onions. I dressed the rice up with some turmeric and olive oil. It gives plain rice a festive look and is good for you. Just a little bit works well, because if you put too much, you can actually taste the turmeric and not everyone is crazy for that taste.

Ingredients you need on the left(forgot to include the ginger!); rice bowl on the right

*Please note that the word “cup” in any of my electric lunchbox recipe refers to the little itaki cup included with the lunchbox. It holds 40ml.*

In the bottom big bowl, add the following:

160 – 175 grams country style pork, cut into small cubes

1 cup Lee Kum Kee brown braising sauce

2 tablespoons minced onion

1 star anise

1/2 teaspoon ginger

Stir and set on the base. On the smaller upper bowl, add:

2 cups rice, rinsed and drained

2 cups water

A dash of turmeric powder

1 teaspoon olive oil

Place the little bowl on top of the bigger bowl in the base.

Add 3 cups water in base and let steam until it shuts off (about 45 minutes).

Check to see if pork is cooked through. Sprinkle with 1-2 tablespoons chopped green onions.

Serve hot!

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