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Easy Braised Spareribs

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Braised Spareribs Over Minced Pork Rice
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Spareribs are slowly simmered in soy sauce, rice wine and seasonings in this easy to make recipe. If you have time, blanch the spareribs first in a pot of boiling water and drain before cooking in the Dutch oven. Serve with rice or noodles. Serves 4 to 6.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons oil for stir-frying
  • 2 lbs pork spareribs, cut into 1 or 2 rib sections
  • 1 1/2 cups water or stock, as needed
  • 2 slices ginger, crushed
  • 1/2 cup Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce or 1 tablespoon light and 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons soft brown sugar, as desired
  • 2 teaspoons five-spice powder


Heat the oil on in a Dutch oven, on high heat. Add the ribs and brown on both sides (about 5 minutes total cooking time). Add the water or stock, crushed ginger, and stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover, turn the heat down to low and simmer for at least 1 hour, or until the ribs are tender, adding more water or stock as needed. If desired, garnish with sliced scallions, and shredded carrot before serving.
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 5 out of 5
Chinese braised ribs, Member macfudd

I made this recipe using both pork spareribs and beef short ribs. Fantastic flavor and meat almost falls off the bones. Recipe calls for 2-3 teaspoons of light brown sugar, I suggest going more to 3-3 1/2 teaspoons.

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