Pork Chops, Maple-Bacon Jam, Bok Choy and Spinach Rice

Pork Chops, Maple-Bacon Jam, Bok Choy and Spinach Rice

Serings: 2

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20-30 minutes


  • Pork chops: 300g
  • Bacon: 1-2 slices
  • Baby spinach: 60g
  • Garlic: 2 cloves
  • Shallot: 1
  • Baby bok choy: 340g
  • White rice: 1.5 cups
  • Apple cider vinegar: 15ml
  • Maple syrup: 15ml
  • Cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Spice blend
    • Garlic powder: 3g
    • Brown sugar: 5g
    • Onion powder: 4g

Preparing the rice

  1. Wash and prepare 1.5 cups of Jasmine rice or preferred rice. Add 2 cups of water or according to your rice cooker measurements. 
  2. 1 large pinch of salt 
  3. 1/3 of spice blend
  4. Add spinach, stir and cook in rice cooker

Preparing ingredients

  1. Bok choy: wash, discard root end and cut in 1cm sections
  2. Shallot: Peel, halve, small dices
  3. Garlic: minced
  4. Bacon: Small dices

Making the bacon jam

  1. In a medium pan, drizzle cooking oil on medium and cook the bacon, stirring 2-3 minutes until browned
  2. Transfer bacon to a plate, leave rendering in pan.
  3. Add shallots and 1/2 of the garlic. Cook, stirring frequently for 2-3 minutes until shallots are translucent
  4. Season with 1/2 of remaining spice blend, add salt and pepper
  5. Add cooked bacon, vinegar, and maple syrup with 2 tbsp of water as well
  6. Simmer, stirring occasionally for 5-7 minutes, until liquid has reduced

Cooking the pork

  1. While the bacon jam cooks, in a medium pan, drizzle cooking oil on medium-high
  2. Pat dry the pork chops with papertowel, season with the remaining spice blend. Add salt and pepper
  3. Place pork chops to the pan and cook for 3-5 minutes per side until nicely browned and cooked through. Transfer to plate and set aside

Cooking the baby bok choy

  1. Using the same pan as the one you’ve cooked the pork drizzle some cooking oil on medium-high. 
  2. Add the remaining garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently until fragrant.
  3. Add the baby bok choy and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until tender, stirring frequently
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste

Place the rice on your plate, cut your pork and place over the rice. Drizzle the maple-bacon jam over the pork chops, Place the baby bok choy next to the rice and enjoy!

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