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Chinese Braised Spare Ribs

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"For people who don't want tons of sugar in their rubs, it's a nice change to provide lighter ribs. When I don't have spare ribs, I have pork chops."
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Ingredients

1 h 20 m servings 244 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then add the spareribs, and cook uncovered for 3 to 5 minutes. Drain in a colander and set aside.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over high heat. Stir in the ginger, green onions, and cinnamon; cook and stir until fragrant. Stir in the spareribs and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Pour in the water, soy sauce, sugar, and rice wine. Season with salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer until the spareribs are tender, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 244 calories; 18.5 g fat; 3.5 g carbohydrates; 15.2 g protein; 60 mg cholesterol; 536 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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sooooo delicous

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I followed this recipe exactly and it was very easy to make and required very little preparation. I was a little nervous when I first started cooking it because it seemed like there was a lot o...

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sooooo delicous

I followed this recipe exactly and it was very easy to make and required very little preparation. I was a little nervous when I first started cooking it because it seemed like there was a lot o...

This was great - so tender and a good, simple flavor. I used boneless pork spareribs - they were super fatty so I took off as much fat as I could and boiling them initially as suggested was also...

Not bad. Could have used a little more taste though.

These were very tender but there wasn't a lot of flavor. Apart from doubling up on the seasonings, I don't know how to improve this. Marinate the ribs in something? I won't be making these again...

I tried this last night for dinner and used 500 g back ribs and 250 g pork chops that I sliced into inch-wide strips, to make 8 servings. I didn't have any rice wine in the kitchen, so I substit...

very tasty, and the cinnamon is a nice touch. i cut down the water a LOT based on the reviews and this probably helped with the flavour. i quadrupled the recipe for 4 lbs of ribs but still use...

I have to admit I did use country style ribs instead of the spareribs so my recipe could have changed because of that. The ribs were dry in spite of being in all that water. There were suttle ...

I'm a real pork lover & make this dish regularly with just a couple of revisions. I use pork loin roast instead of ribs and - for the rich flavor some reviewers found lacking - I reserve and str...