Crisp pork belly & lemon rice with broadbeans

House~and~Garden
Cooking time
More than 2 hours
Serves
10 or more
Type
Pork belly
5 stars - based on 1 reviews
Crisp pork belly & lemon rice with broadbeans
Recipe by Loukie Werle. Photography William Meppem. Styling Kirsty Cassidy.

Ingredients

  • Rock salt, to rub
  • 2kg pork belly (ask butcher to score skin)
  • 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • ½ cup (125ml) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 200ml dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon thyme leaves
  • 1½ cups (300g) basmati rice
  • 200g fresh or frozen broadbeans
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 bunches green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch coriander, leaves chopped

Preparation method

1. Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C fan).

2. Rub a handful of rock salt into skin of pork. Stand for 30 minutes. Wipe off excess, then rub in garlic and cumin. Pour 2 tablespoons of oil into a roasting pan. Add pork, skin-side up. Roast for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 150°C (130°C fan) and cook for 2½ hours. Place under grill if crackling is not crisp. Rest pork on a wire rack to drain.

3. Leave all but 2 tablespoons of fat in pan. Place over medium-low heat. Stir in sherry and thyme, cook for a few minutes, scraping up any browned residue. Cut pork into cubes.

4. Cook rice, drain and toss with a little oil. Add broadbeans to a pot of salted, boiling water. When water returns to a boil, drain and rinse.

5. Combine rice, broadbeans, remaining oil, juice, green onion and coriander. Transfer to a serving plate and top with pork.

More inspiration

Sugary drinks increase stroke risk: studySugary drinks increase stroke risk: studyDrinking two glasses of cordial or soft drink a day could increases your risk of stroke by 20 percent, according to Swedish researchers. It's official: The world's best margherita pizza is made in MelbourneIt's official: The world's best margherita pizza is made in MelbourneForget flying to Italy for a perfect margherita pizza – you just need to get to Brunswick, north of Melbourne, for a slice of the world's greatest cheesy goodness. Apple crumble biscuitsApple crumble biscuitsThese Apple crumble biscuits hark back to that time, but without the mouth cloying effects. They are buttery and sweet and can be made relatively quickly – certainly as quick as a 1970s packet...
advertisement
Get great recipes on your mobile wherever you are.