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 cups short-grain brown rice 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
cup chopped coriander 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.