Pork Chops with Sticky Rice and Thai Green-Chile Sauce
Pino Maffeo is always inventing new variations on classic Asian dishes. Here, in a play on Vietnamese pork chops, he marinates the meat in a Chinese-style mix of hoisin, orange juice and chiles, then serves the juicy chops with sticky rice and a side of sweet, crunchy watermelon. More Pork Recipes
The marinating pork chops and Thai green-chile sauce can be refrigerated overnight.
Sticky rice is often sold as sweet rice or Thai sticky rice.
Because the Thai chile sauce here is deceptively fiery, its perfect wine partner is a cool white with a hint of spice-moderating sweetness, like a German Kabinett Riesling. ("Kabinett" is a designation of how ripe the grapes were when picked.)