Vietnamese Lamb with Scallion Rice

It’s all about Balance

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    2–4

    • Difficulty

      Medium

    • Ready in

      30 min

Appears in

Well Fed Weeknights: Complete Paleo Meals in 45 Minutes or Less

Well Fed Weeknights

By Melissa Joulwan

Published 2016

  • About

I sing the General Public song “Hot You’re Cool” when I make this dish—it’s the yin/yang principle in Vietnamese cooking that makes me do it. Vietnamese meals balance the five flavors (sour, bitter, sweet, spicy, salty), colors (green, red, yellow, white, black), nutrients (carbs, fat, protein, minerals, water), and the five senses—all while paying attention to the contrast between hot and cool. In this recipe, “hot” is represented by the pork and jalapeño, while the mint, cilantro, and lim