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.

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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.

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