Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins
Lu Rou Fan, or stewed pork with rice, is a very common dish in Taiwan. It’s a simple and satisfying dish considered comfort food by many. Lu rou fan benefits from a good balance of fatty and non fatty cuts of pork so feel free to explore new and different parts of the pig.
- 1 1⁄4 lbs pork
- 4 shallots or 1 medium yellow onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 4 shiitake mushrooms, sliced
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1 star anise
- 1⁄2 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 2 inches piece ginger, sliced very thin
- 4 hard-boiled eggs, deshelled (garnish)
- 1 scallion, sliced (garnish)
- hot cooked rice, as needed
- Cut pork into small cubes. Chop shallots and mince garlic.
- Saute pork until brown. Remove meat (leave fat in pan) and saute the shallot and garlic on medium-high heat until lightly brown. Remove and saute mushrooms.
- Add everything back into the pan, including the soy sauce, rice vinegar, dark soy sauce, water and spices (star anise, five spice, cinnamon, and ginger). Simmer for about 60 minutes or until tender. Add the eggs during the last 10-15 minutes.
- Garnish with chopped scallion and sliced hard cooked eggs.
I am so happy you posted this recipe! We ate this dish many times in Taiwan. It is sooo good!<br/>I didn't write the recipe, thought I could remember all ingredients. It was never the same, because I couldn't remember all and measurements. Make sure you serve with hard boiled eggs. If you refrigerate leftovers, it will be spicier. Again, thank you.