Sesame Pulled Pork Bowl with Rice
If 5 years ago someone approached me saying they could make a beautiful tropical fruit known as jackfruit resemble "pulled pork" I would not have believed them, maybe even be close minded. However, with my career that I believe to be ever evolving I am continually learning the beauty in creation and experimentation. This bowl is sweet and smokey with a hint of sesame and heat, full of vitamin C, potassium and fiber.
Follow timing on MANNA package, this time varies by +/- 3 minutes depending on the level of your simmer and how cold your fridge is. You want to ensure that the internal temperature reaches about 165°F/74°C, piping hot. Layer your bowl with your desired amount starting with rice, followed by the vegetables and topped with the "pulled pork". Sprinkle with crispy fried shallots for added crunch.
This dish is rich in protein, fibre, Vitamin A & C, Calcium, and iron. Tempeh is rich in probiotics that help increase beneficial bacteria in the intestines.
Protein: Tempeh, fermented soy and a complete protein, along with jackfruit and brown basmati rice provide all the essential amino acids allowing the body to form proteins necessary for growth and development.
Fibre: Fibre in this dish (jackfruit, tempeh, bok choy, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, tomatoes) feeds friendly bacteria in the digestive tract. helping to maintain larger populations.
Vitamin A: Providing over 250% of the minimum daily requirement for Vitamin A, this dish supports the immune and inflammatory functions throughout the digestive tract.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C helps prevent damage to cells and helps absorb iron in the intestine. Cauliflower has one of the highest levels of Vitamin C.
Calcium: An important mineral in human metabolism. Sources of calcium in this recipe include jackfruit, tempeh, bok choy, and sesame seeds.
Iron: Eating foods rich in iron such as tempeh, jackfruit, and bok choy will help support transportation of vital oxygen throughout the body.
*Daily nutritional values are obtained from the Canada Food Guide and are based on three primary daily meals with intermittent snacking.