Asian flavors and foods aren’t something you’ll often find being used in my kitchen. Truth is, I really just don’t know much about the cooking style. However, that doesn’t stop me from trying. I once tried to make an eggroll that ended up being a horrible cooking fail but this Asian Pulled Pork & Slaw is most definitely not! I was introduced to the Nakano Seasoned Rice Vingear brand along with a whole booklet of recipes to get my creative juices flowing and excited for new flavors.
The Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar in original and roasted garlic flavors are the two I used to create a really flavorful dish and both products only contributed 20 calories per serving. It’s a light condiment you can use to flavor just about anything including salad dressings, sauces and even a slow cooker pork roast.
I started my day off by prepping two small boneless pork roasts with a rub that included: salt, pepper, ground ginger, Chinese five spice and brown sugar. Topped it off with some sliced red onions and a deep, flavorful sauce using the Nakano Roasted Garlic Seasoned Rice Vinegar.
Eight hours later I shredded the pork soaked in that delicious sauce and paired it with a simple Asian Slaw with a touch of the original rice vinegar.
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1 – 5 lb pork roast
- ½ cup soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons ketchup
- 3 tablespoons Nakano Roasted Garlic Rice Vinegar
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 red onion, sliced
- 1 small bag slaw mix
- 1 cup chopped red cabbage
- ½ cup light mayo
- ¼ cup Nakano Original Rice Vinegar
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
- Place the pork roast in a 7 qt slow cooker and sprinkle the rub ingredients evenly over the meat.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the sauce ingredients and pour over the pork.
- Place the red onion slices on top of the meat and cook on low for 7-8 hours.
- In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients and mix well.
- Using a fork, pull the pork and dip in the sauce before placing on a bun, top with slaw and serve.
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I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Nakano and received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.