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Garlic Soy Pork with Edamame Rice

Garlic Soy Pork with Edamame Rice pairs sweet & tangy garlicky marinated pork with a batch of lightly seasoned edamame rice to create a complete & filling dinner.

garlic soy pork with edamame rice

Today’s Garlic Soy Pork with Edamame Rice dinner recipe plays with both flavor and texture, using strips of garlicky, juicy, marinated pork to top a batch of mildly seasoned rice with edamame + green onions. This marinade, though! It is all the things, and I’ll definitely be using it in other pork recipes in the future.

marinated pork with edamame rice

Marinating and then quick sauteing the pork helps keep it moist and flavorful, while cutting up the chops to serve over rice (along with protein-packed edamame) helps you stretch just one pack of thick cut pork chops to feed a family of four.

Garlic Soy Pork with Edamame Rice

Ingredients

– for the pork

1.5 lbs boneless thick cut pork chops, cut into strips
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp sesame oil (optional, but recommended)
1.5 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper

– for the rice

1 Tbsp butter
1 cup frozen shelled edamame
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 cup uncooked rice
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1/4 tsp ground ginger
3-4 green onions, chopped

Directions

Trim pork, if desired. Slice pork into thick strips and place these in a one quart zip top bag. Add 1 Tbsp olive oil along with the soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, minced garlic, ground ginger, and crushed red pepper to the bag. Seal the bag. Squish everything around to coat the pork, then let it sit to marinate.

Meanwhile, start the rice. Heat 1 Tbsp butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat until melted. Add the edamame and garlic and saute for 2-3 minutes, breaking up frozen clumps of edamame as they thaw. Stir in the rice and saute for another minute, stirring often, then stir in two cups of water and bring to a boil.

Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove the edamame rice from the heat, fluff it with a fork, and let it sit covered for another 5 minutes to set.

marinated pork in skillet

Once the rice has been simmering for 15 minutes, heat 1 Tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat for about a minute. Swirl to coat the bottom of the pan, then add the marinated pork and cook for about 8 minutes, stirring and turning over occasionally, until pork is cooked through.

edamame rice with green onions

Stir soy sauce, chopped green onions, and ginger into the edamame rice. Taste the rice and add a little more soy sauce, if desired.

Serve the edamame rice topped with pork. Season yours with sriracha for some extra kick, if desired.

You can’t go wrong with a garlicky pork marinade…

garlic soy marinated pork over edamame rice

This garlicky soy-based marinade goes so nicely with pork, and it’s fun to mix things up a little today by pairing pork chops with edamame rather than the more usual pork sidekicks. The pops of green from the edamame and green onion here actually gave an almost springlike feel to our gloomy winter weather here, which was a welcome change of pace, to be sure…

Middle School Guy is a huge fan of this dish, and has already requested that I make it again — but next time with “extra edamame, please.” OK, then. Noted!

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Garlic Soy Pork with Edamame Rice

Garlic Soy Pork with Edamame Rice pairs sweet & tangy garlicky marinated pork with a batch of lightly seasoned edamame rice to create a complete filling dinner.
Course dinner
Keyword edamame, pork, rice, soy sauce
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

- for the pork

  • 1.5 lbs boneless thick cut pork chops cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil divided
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil optional, but recommended
  • 1.5 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper

- for the rice

  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 3-4 green onions chopped

Instructions

  • Trim pork, if desired. Slice pork into thick strips and place these in a one quart zip top bag. Add 1 Tbsp olive oil along with the soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, minced garlic, ground ginger, and crushed red pepper to the bag.
  • Seal the bag. Squish everything around to coat the pork, then let it sit to marinate.
  • Meanwhile, start the rice. Heat 1 Tbsp butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat until melted. Add the edamame and garlic and saute for 2-3 minutes, breaking up frozen clumps of edamame as they thaw.
  • Stir in the rice and saute for another minute, stirring often, then stir in two cups of water and bring to a boil.
  • Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove the edamame rice from the heat, fluff it with a fork, and let it sit covered for another 5 minutes to set.
  • Once the rice has been simmering for 15 minutes, heat 1 Tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat for about a minute. 
  • Swirl to coat the bottom of the pan, then add the marinated pork and cook for about 8 minutes, stirring and turning over occasionally, until pork is cooked through.
  • Stir soy sauce, chopped green onions, and ginger into the edamame rice. Taste the rice and add a little more soy sauce, if desired.
  • Serve the edamame rice topped with pork. Season yours with sriracha for some extra kick, if desired.

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Recipe Rating




Madison

Friday 20th of August 2021

Strong recipe! Four green onions chopped up for me into an absolute ton of onion and so I added a handful to the pork marinade. Easy and tasty!

rachel

Friday 20th of August 2021

That works, too! Glad you liked it. :)

Rachel

Sunday 12th of July 2020

I made this yesterday. The pork was a huge hit. I used a stainless steel pan, I let it get real hot for a few minutes, brought it back down to medium, and then added a mixtures of butter and olive oil. Cooked exactly for 4 minutes each side. They were perfect and looked beautiful.

Rachel

Sunday 12th of July 2020

Oh... and I did not cut the pork into strips... just left the chops whole. I also added a dash of sesame oil to the butter and olive oil mixture.

Andrea

Wednesday 18th of September 2019

This looks so yummy!! Will this work with brown rice?

rachel

Wednesday 18th of September 2019

Brown rice takes longer to cook, so I’d use the cooking time you usually use or per package directions.

Anne Marie Billips

Friday 15th of February 2019

Will this work with uncooked brown basmati rice?

rachel

Friday 15th of February 2019

Brown rice takes longer to cook, so I'd use the cooking time you usually use for brown basmati or per package directions.

Angela

Monday 11th of February 2019

Made this tonight, and the whole clan loved it! Even the rice-hating 8 yr old.

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