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Teriyaki pork and braised radishes with star anise rice

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Teriyaki pork and braised radishes with star anise rice

Main Serves 2 40 min
In this recipe for Teriyaki pork, radishes stand in for a Japanese daikon radish with a light, peppery taste that sweetens and soaks up flavour.


  • 100g brown basmati rice
  • 2 star anise
  • 25g ginger
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 fresh chilli
  • 125g French beans
  • 15g coriander
  • 1 bunch radishes
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 250g pork stir-fry strips
  • oil for frying (e.g. sunflower)
  • 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
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Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 30 min
  • Step 1

    Rinse the rice and add to a saucepan with a good pinch of salt and the star anise. Cover with plenty of boiling water,
  • Step 2

    stir once and simmer for 20-25 mins, until tender but still with a little chew and 'bite'
  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, peel and finely grate the ginger, finely chop 1 peeled garlic clove, remove seeds and slice the chilli.
  • Step 4

    Trim the French beans. Slice each one into 3 or 4 pieces, at an angle. Roughly chop the coriander, stalks and all.
  • Step 5

    Remove the green radish leaves. If any still seem perky keep them to one side. Slice the smaller radishes in half and larger ones into quarters.
  • Step 6

    Put a wok on to heat. Add the mirin, 2 tbsp water, radishes and a pinch of salt. Cook on a high heat, stirring often, for 3-4 mins, until the liquid has reduced to nothing.
  • Step 7

    The radishes should be partly cooked but still have a slight bite to them. Remove from the heat and keep to one side.
  • Step 8

    Season the pork with salt. Heat 1 tbsp oil in the wok. When hot, add the pork and beans. Stir-fry for 3-4 mins, until the pork has coloured and the beans softened.
  • Step 9

    Add the ginger, garlic, chilli and radishes (plus any reserved leaves). Fry for 30 secs before adding the teriyaki sauce and 2 tbsp water. Fry for 1 more min, until the sauce has reduced and looks glossy.
  • Step 10

    Drain the rice, remove the star anise and serve with the pork, beans and radishes. Garnish with chopped coriander.

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