We’re always looking for something new and easy to make on a weeknight. We found this recipe from Good HooseKeeping’s list of 70 Best Summer Dinner Recipes. If you have or can pick up some chopsticks, the kids will be highly entertained! Check out the video after the recipe to find an easy way to make using chopsticks easier for kids (and adults)!
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- 1 c. long-grain white rice
- 1 tbsp. canola oil
- 1 lb. ground pork
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 small red chili (seeded if desired), finely chopped
- 2 tbsp. plus 1/2 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 2 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
- 4 tbsp. fresh lime juice
- 1 tsp. brown sugar
- 1 English cucumber, thinly sliced
- 2 scallions, thinly sliced
- 1 c. fresh cilantro
- 1/2 c. fresh mint
- Brown ground pork in cast-iron skillet in canola oil, 7 minutes. Toss with garlic, red chile, and 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger. Remove from heat and toss with 2 tablespoons lime juice and 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce (adding 1/4 cup water if dry).
- Whisk 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, 1/2 tablespoon grated ginger and brown sugar. Toss with cucumber and scallions; fold with cilantro and mint. Serve with pork over rice.