Today I'm using this red yeast rice spice to cook my pork-
What is red yeast rice spice?
Here's what I found on the almighty Wikipedia,
It's very similar to red yeast rice spice,
Instead of the actual rice grains, the spice one has a texture similar to marinara sauce.
1.5 lbs of pork tenderloin (cubed)
6 garlic cloves (peeled)
2 tablespoons of red yeast rice spice
1 tablespoons of soy sauce
Extra virgin olive oil or peanut oil
Prepare a pot of water first, bring to a boil,
Toss in the cubed pork and cook till the water is boiling again,
Drain it and set aside.
This step is for "cleaning" the pork,
You can see some yellow things floating on the top and possibly blood coming out from the pork during this process,
Feel free to add 1 stalk of scallion in the water if desired.
Drizzle some oil in the pan and toss in the garlic cloves,
When the garlic turned slightly brown on the sides, pour back the drained pork cubes,
Stir-fry it till the pork edges turned golden brown.
Time to pour some water in,
Not too much water, just enough to cover all the meat, but don't "drown" them,
Don't forget to add 1 tablespoon of soy sauce,
Some red yeast rice spice tend to get saltier after cooking for a period of time,
So be sure to taste it before adding more soy sauce,
Sometimes I don't even add any soy sauce in it,
The aroma from alcohol is good enough for me.
Keep cooking till the sauce is reduced by at least half of the amount,
What are you waiting for?
It's time to eat!
*Served with rice or dry noodles.
Cindy's Rating: 7