Easy Braised Spareribs

Braised Spareribs Over Minced Pork Rice
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  • Total: 75 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: serves 4 to 6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
402 Calories
20g Fat
10g Carbs
42g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: serves 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 402
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 131mg 44%
Sodium 411mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 42g
Calcium 51mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 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

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Heat the oil on in a Dutch oven, on high heat.
  3. Add the ribs and brown on both sides (about 5 minutes total cooking time).
  4. Add the water or stock, crushed ginger, and stir in the remaining ingredients.
  5. 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.