Sweet Soy Pork over Jasmine Rice


Serves 6

2 pounds lean pork, cut into 1½ inch cubes      
1 teaspoon kosher salt                              
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper            
1⁄4 cup vegetable oil                    
1 cup chopped onion                                  
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons minced red chili  
2 teaspoons minced ginger
1⁄2 cup kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce)
1 cup coconut milk
6 cups cooked jasmine rice Coriander leaves for garnish (optional)

Season pork pieces with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large pan until very hot, and fry the pork until evenly browned. Remove pork and drain off all but 2 tablespoons of oil, and sauté the onion, garlic, chili, and ginger in same pan. Add the pork back to the pan and add the sweet soy sauce and coconut milk. Simmer for 1 hour or until the pork is completely tender and serve over hot jasmine rice. Garnish with coriander leaves if desired.

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