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Rice bowls with sweet and sour pork

Sweet and Sour Pork Rice Bowl

  • Author: Deborah
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Fry
  • Cuisine: Asian


Pork chops are coated with panko breadcrumbs, pan fried, then served over rice with an easy sweet and sour sauce. Quick pickled onions and steamed broccoli finish off the bowls.



  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon mirin*
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 4 1-inch thick boneless pork chops (about 6 oz each)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 4 cups cooked white rice
  • 2 cups cooked broccoli


  1. In a small bowl, pour 1/4 cup of the miring over the onion and stir. Set it aside to marinate while you make the rest of the recipe.
  2. Place the eggs in a shallow bowl with 1 teaspoon of the soy sauce. Lightly beat the eggs. Place the flour, salt and pepper in another bowl, and the panko in a third bowl.
  3. Coat each pork chop in the flour, shaking off any excess. Then dip the pork in the egg mixture, letting the excess drip off, then coat with the panko.
  4. Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot and rippling, place the coated pork in the hot oil and cook, turning once, until golden and crisp and the internal temperature has reached 145ºF. Remove from the skillet and allow to sit for a few minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, stir together the ketchup, brown sugar, resining 1 tablespoon of mirin and remaining 2 teaspoons of soy sauce.
  6. Slice the pork. Divide the rice between 4 bowls. Top with the pork, 1/4 of the broccoli, and 1/4 of the onions. Top with the sweet and sour sauce.

Recipe Notes:

*Mirin does contain a small amount of alcohol. For a completely nonalcoholic substitution, you can substitute 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon rice vinegar mixed with 2 1/2 teaspoons sugar.

Adapted from Every Day with Rachael Ray March 2008

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.


  • Calories: 731
  • Sugar: 15 g
  • Sodium: 843 mg
  • Fat: 24 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 14 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 83 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 46 g
  • Cholesterol: 93 mg

Keywords: rice bowl, sweet and sour, pork chop