Moo Shu Pork Bowls

My favorite kind of dinner recipe—tasty and fast! This is for dinner for 2. Also, a good time to find and explore your local Asian market.


2 scallions

1 lime

10 oz. ground pork (or chicken or whatever protein you like.)

4 oz. shredded red cabbage

2 Tbsp. Hoisin sauce (it’s like barbecue sauce)

1/2 tsp. sugar

1 oz. Sweet Thai Chili sauce

2-1/2 Tbsp. Sweet Soy glaze

Your favorite rice, cooked. (I love Basmati but Jasmine is nice with this recipe, too)

1 Tbsp. butter/Earth Balance for the rice


Make rice like you do. Add the butter while it’s hot

Slice scallions, separating whites from the darker green parts.

Cook the ground port in a large pan with some oil. Take out some of the oil if there’s a lot in there when the meat is completely cooked through.

Stir scallion whites and cabbage into the pan with the meat and let cook 2-3 minutes until soft.

Stir in hoisin, chili sauce, 2-1/2 tbsp sweet soy glaze and 1/2 tsp. sugar until thoroughly combined.

Turn off heat, add in juice from half the lime, salt and pepper.

Fluff rice with a fork and serve with pork on top.

Double everything for dinner for 4.