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1.5 hours
4 servings
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dairy-free
gluten-free
(?)
Has gluten from:
soy sauce (regular)
chicken broth
kid friendly
has meat
(?)
Has meat from:
pork belly
chicken broth
has pasta
has seafood
mediterranean
vegan
(?)
Not vegan due to:
pork belly
chicken broth
granulated sugar
vegetarian
(?)
Not vegetarian due to:
pork belly
chicken broth
pescetarian
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Not pescetarian due to:
pork belly
chicken broth
paleo
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Not paleo due to:
granulated sugar
sesame oil
cornstarch
This recipe has no customizations.
 
Nutrition to Balance
This recipe has Fat (total lipid) as 107% and Sodium as 106% (as a percentage of RDA).
 
You'll likely need to take these into account today to balance out your diet.
 
Nutrition Rating Details
Here are the percentages used to determine the nutritional rating for this recipe:
• Calcium: 0.0% of RDA
• Calories: 38.5% of RDA
• Carbs: 4.3% of RDA
• Fat (total lipid): 107% of RDA
• Fiber: 5.8% of RDA
• Fructose: 0.0% of RDA
• Protein: 12.7% of RDA
• Sodium: 106% of RDA
• Sugar: 13.3% of RDA
• Vitamin A (IU): 12.6% of RDA
• Vitamin B6: 20.3% of RDA
• Vitamin C: 74.6% of RDA
• Iron: 0.0% of RDA
• Magnesium: 6.8% of RDA
• Manganese: 7.3% of RDA
• Niacin: 37.5% of RDA
• Potassium: 11.5% of RDA
• Zinc: 9.6% of RDA
If any nutritional component is greater than 75% of RDA (or any vitamin/mineral is greater than 600% of RDA), the recipe gets a “Nutrition to Balance” rating.
Whether this matters for your diet depends mostly on what other foods you consume today.
 
INGREDIENTS
Amount
Measure
Ingredient
Substitutions
1
lb
boneless pork belly with skin.
 
1/3
cups
1/4
cups
1/4
cups
 
1 3/4
tbsp
 
1/2
tbsp
 
1/8
tbsp
 
1
tbsp
 
1
tbsp
sliced.
 
1
tbsp
sliced.
 
1
tbsp
 
1
whole
 
1
tsp
 
3
whole
 
1
whole
zested. don't use the white part, it'll add some bitterness to the dish.
 
 
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PREPARATION
PREPARING THE SAUCE
1.
In a bowl, combine soy sauce, broth, rice wine, sugar, cinnamon, sesame oil and white pepper.
2.
Dissolve the cornstarch in 1/4 cup water.
3.
Heat a pan over high heat; add the cooking oil, swirling to coat; add the garlic and ginger; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 15 seconds.
4.
Add the soy sauce mixture; bring to a boil.
5.
Reduce heat to medium and cook for 1 minute.
6.
Add the cornstarch solution and cook, stirring, until the sauce boils and thickens.
PREPARING THE PORK
7.
Clean the pork belly and cut into 2-3cm cubes.
8.
Place a wok filled with enough cold water over high heat.
9.
Add in pork cubes and boil for 5 minutes.
10.
Drain pork cubes and clean the wok.
SIMMERING THE PORK
11.
Add the pork back into the wok, along with enough sauce to completely coat all of the pork pieces.
12.
Pour in hot water to submerge all pork cubes. Add in star anise, orange peel, and dried chili peppers. Bring it to a boil and turn down the heat to low fire. Stew for 15-20 minutes.
13.
Pour the mixture into a large pot and stew over low for 50-60 minutes.
14.
Add some salt according to the individual’s taste. Pick out the star anise, orange peel, and dried chili peppers. Turn off the heat.
15.
Using a slotted spoon (to mainly just spoon out pork), spoon a few spoonfuls onto a plate over white rice or into a bowl.
 
THIS RECIPE CAN BE CUSTOMIZED
1.
Make it Low Sodium!
 
A low-sodium variant of this recipe can be made that has a 3.7% reduction in the amount of sodium. Just substitute low-sodium chicken broth for chicken broth.
2.
Make it Gluten Free!
 
A partially gluten-free variant of this recipe can be made to reduce the amount of gluten. Just substitute gluten-free soy sauce for soy sauce (regular).
3.
Make it Wheat Free!
 
A partially wheat-free variant of this recipe can be made to reduce the amount of wheat. Just substitute gluten-free soy sauce for soy sauce (regular).
 
NUTRITION
This recipe has the following nutrient totals:
Calories 771
Protein 14.2 g
Carbohydrates 11.7 g
Iron 0 mg
Fiber 1.61 g
Calcium 0 mg
(plus many more nutrients)
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