Rice Cooker Chinese Pork

This hearty dish highlights a variety of mushrooms that pair perfectly with pork.

Serves: 3Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 2 hours 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 3


  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 piece (2 inches) ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1⁄2 small onion, sliced
  • 16 oz. pork chops, sliced in 1-inch pieces
  • 6 button mushrooms, halved
  • 2 large oyster mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 baby portabello mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 red chili pepper, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 3 cups water, or just enough to immerse the pork
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 1 1⁄2 cups cooked Chinese noodles


  • Add the oil to the rice cooker, cover, and set to Cook. When the base of the cooker pot gets warm, add the garlic, ginger, and onion and fry about 3 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add the pork, mushrooms, chili peppers, soy sauce, salt, pepper, sugar, and water to the pot. Stir well. Cover rice cooker and bring to a light simmer. When simmering, switch to Warm and simmer for about 2 hours until meat is tender. Stir occasionally. Serve with cooked noodles and sprinkled with cilantro.