Quick recipe: Teriyaki pork bowl

Life skills5 minsFREE

Key takeaways
Basic cooking skills
Inspiration for new meals
A simple and impressive meal
Theo MichaelsHost: Celebrity Chef Theo Michaels, owner of FiveDinners.com meal planning service, seven times published cookbook author and Masterchef contestant and resident chef on Channel 4’s Steph’s Packed Lunch.

In this class, author and TV chef Theo Michaels from FiveDinners.com shows students how to cook a really simple and delicious Teriyaki Pork Bowl. For students who have an interest in cooking and want to expand their repertoire or those who are keen to learn a new skill, this is a perfect midweek meal. 

Ingredients (Serves 4)

1 kg pork belly strips

200 ml water

30 ml olive oil

1 pinch chinese five spice

300 g brown rice

1 tbsp light soy

200 g soy beans or broad beans (frozen)

200 g spinach

1 pinch sesame seeds


45 ml teriyaki sauce

30 ml ketchup

30 ml honey

1 tbsp dark soy sauce

1 tbsp sesame oil

1 tbsp vinegar



Cook brown rice in salted boiling water, slightly covered for 20minutes. Drain and reserve once cooked.

Pork Strips

While the rice is cooking dust pork strips in Chinese five spice, salt and pepper and drizzle a little olive oil over them. Fry the pork strips for 4 minutes each side in a very hot pan until nicely coloured. Turn the heat to medium and pour in the amount of water specified in the ingredients list.

Scrape the bottom of the pan to get all the flavour and burnt bits mixed into the water and reduce by half.

Note – you need some water left in the pan before you add the glaze.


Mix all the glaze ingredients together. Once the water has reduced in the pan with the pork strips, pour in the glaze and swirl around, turning over the pork strips to coat fully. Once the glaze has thickened but is still a little loose (consistency of double cream) remove from the heat and rest for five minutes.


Boil frozen beans in salted water for a few minutes, then drain, drizzle with a little olive oil and fold in the spinach in batches until wilted and folded through.


Serve a portion of brown rice in each bowl, drizzle with a little light soy sauce, add a portion of greens and finally a couple strips of the glazed pork belly. Finish with an extra drizzle of sauce and pinch of sesame seeds.

Take a look at Theo's FiveDinners.com for hundreds more receipes. FiveDinners.com is an online meal planning service co-founded by author and TV chef Theo Michaels. The lovely folks at FiveDinners have decided to offer their meal planning service for FREE! Usually costing £49.99 per year you can now get free lifetime membership for a limited time. 

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Suitable for:

All students. 

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
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