Forget takeout: the path to sweet-spicy-savory dinner bliss is as simple as breaking out a frying pan! In this recipe, ground pork and green beans are coated in tantalizing szechuan sauce and peanuts are transformed into the perfect crunchy topping thanks to a sugary coating. Everything comes together over a bed of steamy rice mixed with warm, sizzly ginger—in 30 minutes, no less! The results? A symphony of flavors and textures that are so delicious, you might just lick the plate.
Produced in a facility that processes milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybean.
Szechuan Paste(ContainsSoy, Wheat)
Sweet Soy Glaze(ContainsSoy, Wheat)
Wash and dry all produce. Peel and mince or grate ginger. Trim green beans, if necessary; cut crosswise into 2-inch pieces. Trim and thinly slice scallions, separating whites from greens.
Melt 1 TBSP butter (2 TBSP for 4 servings) in a small pot over medium-high heat. Add half the ginger; cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute. Stir in rice, ¾ cup water (1½ cups for 4), and a big pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to a low simmer. Cook until rice is tender, 15-18 minutes. Keep covered off heat until ready to serve.
While rice cooks, add green beans and a splash of water to a medium microwave-safe bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Microwave until tender, 1-2 minutes. Drain. Heat a large, preferably nonstick, pan over medium-high heat. Add peanuts, 1 tsp sugar (2 tsp for 4), and 2 TBSP water. Cook, stirring, until water has evaporated and peanuts are coated and lightly toasted, 3-5 minutes. Turn off heat; transfer to a small bowl.
Wash out pan used for peanuts. Heat a large drizzle of oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add pork and cook, breaking up meat into pieces, until browned, 4-6 minutes (it’ll cook through in the next step).
Stir green beans, scallion whites, remaining ginger, and 1 tsp sugar (2 tsp for 4) into pan with pork. Cook, scraping up any browned bits from bottom of pan, until ginger is fragrant and pork is cooked through, 1-2 minutes. (TIP: If scallions brown too quickly, reduce heat to medium low.) Stir in Szechuan paste, sweet soy glaze, and ¼ cup water (⅓ cup for 4). Cook, stirring, until everything is thoroughly coated, 1-2 minutes more. Turn off heat.
Fluff rice with a fork and season with salt and pepper. Divide between bowls. Taste and season pork stir-fry with salt and pepper; spoon over rice. Sprinkle with scallion greens and peanuts. Serve.