Tuck into five-spice pork
Five-spice powder is a powerfully scented mixture dominated by star anise and cinnamon. It also includes spices such as fennel, cloves, nutmeg, Sichuan pepper and ginger.
CHINESE FIVE-SPICE PORK WITH BROWN RICE SALAD
Serves 4-5 Ready in: 30 min Prep time: 15 min Cook time: 25 min Brown rice salad 1 1⁄ cups short-grain brown rice
2 2 corn cobs, husk and silk removed 1 capsicum (red, orange or yellow) 100g snow peas 1 carrot 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 2 tablespoons chopped roasted peanuts Dressing 3 tablespoons soy sauce Juice of 1 lemon 2 teaspoons sesame oil 2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce 1 clove garlic, minced 2 teaspoons finely grated ginger 1 teaspoon runny honey Chinese five-spice pork 600g pork sirloin steaks 1-2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder To serve 1⁄ cup chopped coriander
4 Preheat barbecue grill or hot plate to medium to high (if using). Cook rice according to packet instructions. While rice is cooking, prepare the rest of the meal. Use a sharp knife to cut kernels from corn cobs; remove core and seeds from
The brown rice salad could be prepared ahead of time and served cold.