Slow Cooker Recipe | Asian Pulled Pork & Slaw with Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar

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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.

nakano seasoned rice vinegar

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.

slow cooker asian pulled pork

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.

slow cooker asian pulled pork and slaw

Slow Cooker Asian Pulled Pork & Slaw
 
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Type: Main Dish
Serves: 6
Ingredients
Pork Rub
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 - 5 lb pork roast
Pork Sauce
  • 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
Asian Slow
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Place the pork roast in a 7 qt slow cooker and sprinkle the rub ingredients evenly over the meat.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the sauce ingredients and pour over the pork.
  3. Place the red onion slices on top of the meat and cook on low for 7-8 hours.
  4. In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients and mix well.
  5. 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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  1. I have never made any Asian foods, like you I just have no idea about that culture. This looks really delicious and so simple. I am having fun splashing Nakano on our meals:)

    • This was my first try at an Asian flavored meal and it came out sooo good. I’m not a huge fan of slaw but on top of the pork it’s like the perfect little summer sandwich.

  2. Sounds and looks delicious. I recently used the Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar to make a Caribbean Jerk Marinade that came out really good too!

    • I saw that and must try it soon. My husband is always wanting a little taste of Jamaica, he really misses the jerk chicken.

  3. I LOVE Asian flavors and cook with them often. The idea of an Asian flavored pulled pork sounds amazing! thanks for sharing :)