Chinese Minced Pork And Corn

This basic pork mince and corn recipe is  light, full of umami favours and ready for your personal touches.

I find that my favourite meals have  a few ingredients whose combination belies their individual simplicity. 
This dish is the perfect example.  Serve with rice, noodles or potatoes and you are good to go!

  • 500g pork mince
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • A good slug of sesame oil (the secret ingredient)
  • 1 can corn kernels or ~400g cut from cobs
  • 3 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 – 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 sticks  celery, sliced
  • A sprinkle of white pepper
  • A sprinkle of salt
  • Chillies  , to taste, sliced, chopped,  whole…..
  • Water, just a little if the mince looks to be  sticking to the frypan

Heat  some sesame oil in your frypan  and prepare the vegetables.  Saute the onions and garlic. 

Add  the pork mince and cook until browned.  Add the  rest of the chopped vegetables  and cook until the vegetables have softened a little but still have a bit of crunch. 

A little bit of liquid will come out of the pork and corn kernels as they cook. I also keep a little bit of water on hand if  the ingredients are sticking to the pan.  I think it is nice for the finished dish to have a little sauce.


I like to serve it on a bed of rice and have condiments such as fish sauce and Sriracha on the table.



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