Joe Wicks' Sweet and Sour Pork with Rice Recipe

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Body coach Joe Wicks Lean in 15 recipe Sweet and sour pork with rice
  • Healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Cost RangeCheap

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  1. Melt the coconut oil in a wok or large frying pan over a high heat. Add the onion, pepper and mange tout and stir-fry for 1 minute.
  2. Throw in the pork strips and continue to stir-fry for 2 minutes, by which time the vegetables should be softening and the pork virtually cooked. Check by cutting into one of the larger pieces of meat to make sure there are no raw pink bits left.
  3. Ping your rice in the microwave, following the packet instructions – you’re almost ready to serve.
  4. Reduce the heat under the wok or frying pan a little and sprinkle in the sugar. Leave it to melt in with the rest of the ingredients for about 30 seconds. Pour in the vinegar and let it bubble up, stirring to combine. Turn off the heat and stir in the soy sauce and sesame oil.
  5. Pile up the hot rice on your plate, top with the sweet and sour pork and finish with a sprinkling of chopped coriander, if using.


  • ½ tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ red onion, sliced into thin wedges
  • ½ red pepper, de-seeded and finely sliced
  • 50g mange tout
  • 250g pork fillet, sliced into
  • 1cm thick strips
  • 250g pre-cooked rice
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp red wine or sherry vinegar
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander, to serve – optional