Georgina Hayden’s Quick and Easy Pork Larb with Lime Radishes
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Georgina Hayden’s Quick and Easy Pork Larb with Lime Radishes

Overview: Georgina Hayden’s Pork Larb with Lime Radishes offers a vibrant and flavorful take on the classic Thai dish, perfect for those seeking a quick and satisfying meal bursting with fresh ingredients and bold flavors.

Georgina Hayden’s Quick and Easy Pork Larb with Lime Radishes


  • 3 tablespoons jasmine rice
  • 1 large shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup lime juice, squeezed from approximately 2 to 3 limes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 bird’s eye chile, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, plus more to taste
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup torn mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves and stems
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • Kosher salt
  • Flaky salt (optional)
  • Boston lettuce leaves, for serving
  • 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup torn Thai basil leaves (optional)

Step-By-Step Instructions:

  1. Prepare Toasted Rice:
    • In a skillet over medium heat, toast jasmine rice until golden and fragrant (about 4-5 minutes). Grind into a coarse powder using either a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder.
  2. Mix Flavor Base:
    • In a bowl, combine shallots, fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, bird’s eye chile, red pepper flakes, half of the scallions, half of the mint, and half of the cilantro. Set aside.
  3. Cook Pork:
    • In a large skillet, cook ground pork over medium heat until browned and cooked through (about 5-6 minutes). Break apart with a spoon as it cooks.
  4. Combine and Season:
    • Remove pork from heat and let cool slightly. Add to the bowl with the flavor base. Mix in toasted rice powder. Season with kosher salt to taste.
  5. Serve:
    • Arrange Boston lettuce leaves on a platter. Spoon pork larb onto lettuce leaves. Garnish with remaining scallions, mint, cilantro, red onion, and Thai basil leaves. Optionally, sprinkle with flaky salt.


  • Toast jasmine rice until golden, then grind into powder.
  • Combine shallots, fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, chile, pepper flakes, scallions, mint, and cilantro.
  • Cook pork until browned, then mix with flavor base and rice powder.
  • Serve on lettuce leaves with garnishes.

Nutrition Facts:

Note: Nutritional information may vary based on serving size and specific ingredients.


  • “The combination of fresh herbs and zesty lime makes this dish irresistible!” – Claire, London
  • “Easy to follow recipe with fantastic results. A new favorite in our household!” – David, New York

Georgina Hayden’s Quick and Easy Pork Larb with Lime Radishes

Community Tips and Praise:

  • Experiment with different herbs like Thai basil for added depth of flavor.
  • Adjust the spice level by varying the amount of chiles and red pepper flakes.

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