Cumin-Spiced Pork Roast with Vegetable Fried Rice

Cumin-Spiced Pork Roast

with Vegetable Fried Rice

35 MIN
2 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

In this take on a Chinese-American favorite, our crowd-pleasing fried rice is topped with rich roasted pork, which gets bold flavor from a coating of cumin and Sichuan peppercorn sauce. We’re also using some of this fragrant sauce in our irresistibly creamy, spiced mayo—perfect for dipping or spreading on top.
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Cumin-Spiced Pork Roast with Vegetable Fried Rice
Title
  • 1 Pork Roast
  • 1 Pasture-Raised Egg
  • 10 oz Baby Bok Choy
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 6 oz Carrots
  • 3 Tbsps Cumin & Sichuan Peppercorn Sauce
  • 2 Tbsps Mayonnaise
  • ½ cup Brown Rice
  • 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
Glaze & roast the pork:
1 Glaze & roast the pork:

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat to 450°F. Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with water; add a big pinch of salt. Heat to boiling on high. Line a sheet pan with foil. Pat the pork dry with paper towels. Place in a bowl; season on all sides with salt and pepper. Add half the cumin-Sichuan sauce; turn to coat. Transfer to the sheet pan. Roast, carefully flipping the pork halfway through, 25 to 27 minutes, or until browned and cooked through.** Transfer to a cutting board and let rest at least 5 minutes.

*An instant-read thermometer should register 145°F.

Cook the rice:
2 Cook the rice:

Meanwhile, add the rice to the pot of boiling water. Cook, uncovered, 17 to 19 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. Cover to keep warm. 

Prepare the ingredients & make the cumin mayo:
3 Prepare the ingredients & make the cumin mayo:

Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel the carrots; thinly slice into rounds. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Cut off and discard the root ends of the bok choy; roughly chop. Crack the egg into a bowl; season with salt and pepper and beat until smooth. In a separate bowl, combine the mayonnaise and remaining cumin-Sichuan sauce. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. 

Cook the vegetables & egg:
4 Cook the vegetables & egg:

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced carrots; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the chopped garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until slightly softened. Add the chopped bok choy; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened. Using a spoon, move the vegetables to one side of the pan. Add a drizzle of olive oil to the other side, then add the beaten egg. Cook, constantly stirring the egg, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until cooked through. Stir the vegetables and egg to thoroughly combine. Transfer to a large bowl. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

Make the fried rice:
5 Make the fried rice:

In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the cooked rice in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until slightly crispy. Turn off the heat and stir in the soy sauce. Transfer to the bowl of cooked vegetables and egg; stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

Slice the pork & serve your dish:
6 Slice the pork & serve your dish:

Find the lines of muscle (or grain) on the rested pork; thinly slice crosswise against the grain. Serve the sliced pork and fried rice with the cumin mayo. Enjoy!

Tips from Home Chefs

Glaze & roast the pork:
1 Glaze & roast the pork:

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat to 450°F. Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with water; add a big pinch of salt. Heat to boiling on high. Line a sheet pan with foil. Pat the pork dry with paper towels. Place in a bowl; season on all sides with salt and pepper. Add half the cumin-Sichuan sauce; turn to coat. Transfer to the sheet pan. Roast, carefully flipping the pork halfway through, 25 to 27 minutes, or until browned and cooked through.** Transfer to a cutting board and let rest at least 5 minutes.

*An instant-read thermometer should register 145°F.

2 Cook the rice:

Meanwhile, add the rice to the pot of boiling water. Cook, uncovered, 17 to 19 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. Cover to keep warm. 

Cook the rice:
Prepare the ingredients & make the cumin mayo:
3 Prepare the ingredients & make the cumin mayo:

Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel the carrots; thinly slice into rounds. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Cut off and discard the root ends of the bok choy; roughly chop. Crack the egg into a bowl; season with salt and pepper and beat until smooth. In a separate bowl, combine the mayonnaise and remaining cumin-Sichuan sauce. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. 

4 Cook the vegetables & egg:

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced carrots; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the chopped garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until slightly softened. Add the chopped bok choy; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened. Using a spoon, move the vegetables to one side of the pan. Add a drizzle of olive oil to the other side, then add the beaten egg. Cook, constantly stirring the egg, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until cooked through. Stir the vegetables and egg to thoroughly combine. Transfer to a large bowl. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

Cook the vegetables & egg:
Make the fried rice:
5 Make the fried rice:

In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the cooked rice in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until slightly crispy. Turn off the heat and stir in the soy sauce. Transfer to the bowl of cooked vegetables and egg; stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

6 Slice the pork & serve your dish:

Find the lines of muscle (or grain) on the rested pork; thinly slice crosswise against the grain. Serve the sliced pork and fried rice with the cumin mayo. Enjoy!

Slice the pork & serve your dish:
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