In a large heavy frying pan cook dry fry the rice until very brown then remove and set aside to cool.
In the same pan dry fry the dried chillies until very dark, almost black. Remove and set aside to cool.
Grind the dried chillies to the consistency of dried red chilli flakes
Grind the toasted rice to the consistency of sand.
I use a old coffee grinder for grinding the rice and chillies.
In a large wok bring 1 cup water to a boil then add the ground pork. Mix while cooking to ensure it is loose and not clumped. Add water as necessary to prevent the meat from drying out while cooking.
When the meat is cooked, add the fish sauce and lime juice. Add the crushed toasted rice to thicken the mixture. The meat should have no 'free' liquid in it once the rice is added. I always make extra rice and then add what I need to soak up the extra liquid. You can save the rest of the toasted rice for your next batch.
Remove from the heat and add the lime zest, shallots cilantro and mint.
Server the meat mixture on a bed of chopped cabbage and garnish with the fresh thai basil.
I prefer the pork, but many different meats can be substituted. Beef, Chicken, Turkey, Duck.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (547g)|
|Recipe Makes: 2 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 23 (4%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 2.5g||3 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.2g||1 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0.2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.3g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 1435.2mg||49 %|
|Potassium 530.7mg||14 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 133.4g||39 %|
|Dietary Fiber 16.9g||68 %|
|Sugars, other 116.5g|
|Protein 14.1g||20 %|
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Calories per serving: 584
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