Honey Glazed Pork Belly, Arrachera and Shrimp Fried Rice


Honey Glazed Pork Belly, Arrachera and Shrimp Fried Rice

Honey Glazed Pork Belly, Arrachera and Shrimp Fried Rice

Arroz Frito con Pork Belly con Miel, Arrachera y Camarones

Recipe Yield

6 to 8 servings

Cooking time

3 hours

Rate this recipe

5 from 6 votes


  • 4 cups water divided
  • 1/3 cup honey for pork belly brine, plus 1 tablespoon for cooking sauce
  • 1/4 cup kosher or coarse sea salt plus more for seasoning
  • 1 pound pork belly
  • 1 pound skirt steak diced into bite-sized pieces
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pound medium-sized shrimp peeled and patted dry
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sauce from chipotles in adobo sauce
  • Zest of an orange
  • ¼ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 3 garlic cloves pressed or minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 to 2 serrano or jalapeño chiles stemmed, finely chopped (seeds on optional)
  • 1 teaspoon dried piquín chiles chopped or crushed (seeds on optional)
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 cup diced carrots from about 2 medium peeled carrots
  • 2 cups fresh asparagus dry bottoms removed, stalks peeled below the tops, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup shelled peas
  • 8 scallions root ends removed, thinly sliced, reserve a tablespoon for garnish
  • cups cooked Mahatma® Rice white rice cooked from 1½ cup uncooked rice

To Prepare

  • Mix 3 cups water with the honey and ¼ cup salt in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat and stir until the honey dilutes and the salt dissolves, just a minute. Remove from heat and set aside until it cools.
  • Place the pork belly in a container that fits it. Pour cooled honey brine over pork belly, cover, and marinate for 12 to 24 hours in the refrigerator.
  • When ready to cook the pork belly, remove it from the refrigerator. Preheat the oven to 300℉ with the rack in the middle position.
  • Uncover the container that has the pork belly in the brine and pour the remaining cup of water onto the bottom of the dish. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and roast for 2 hours and 30 minutes, or until pork belly is fork tender.
  • Remove the aluminum foil, increase heat to 400℉ and roast for about 20 minutes until the top has crisped and browned and the inner fat has melted considerably. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  • Once cool enough to handle, remove the pork belly from the baking dish and cut into 1-inch pieces. Pour all the pork belly fat from the baking dish into a bowl. Set aside both the pork belly and its fat.
  • Place the diced skirt steak in a bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste. Place cleaned shrimp in another bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a small bowl combine the soy sauce, remaining tablespoon of honey, rice vinegar, sauce from chipotles in adobo, orange zest and juice, garlic, ginger, serrano chile, and dried piquín chile and mix well to combine. Set aside.
  • In a small nonstick skillet set over medium heat, add a tablespoon of the rendered pork belly fat. Once hot, add the beaten eggs and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Cook, moving the edges towards the center as it cooks, to create a flat omelet. Once set and cooked on the bottom, flip so it cooks on the other side. Transfer to a chopping board and cut into bite sized pieces. Set aside.
  • In an extended wok or large saute pan over high heat, heat 2 tablespoons of the rendered pork belly fat (or vegetable oil). Once very hot but not smoking, add the skirt steak and cook for about 2 minutes per side, it should brown all over, but you don't want to overcook it. Scrape onto a bowl.
  • Add 2 more tablespoons of the rendered pork belly fat (or vegetable oil). Add the shrimp and cook for about 1 minute per side, just like the steak, it should brown a bit all over, but you don't want to overcook them. Scrape into the same bowl as the steak.
  • Reduce heat to medium high. Add 2 more tablespoons of the rendered pork belly fat (or vegetable oil), add the asparagus and carrots, sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until softened but still with a firm bite. Incorporate the peas and scallions and cook for a couple minutes.
  • Raise heat to high, add the rice and stir. Pour in the soy sauce mixture, add the steak, shrimp, reserved pork belly, and omelet, and toss well to combine. Let it cook for another couple of minutes.
  • Garnish with the reserved scallions and serve. This dish makes amazing leftovers!

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31comments inHoney Glazed Pork Belly, Arrachera and Shrimp Fried Rice

  1. Marimar S

    Oct 23

    Hi Pati,
    I cook this rice was delicious .I have a question in the recipe you said ,remove the pork belly from the brine and place in a small baking dish add the remaining cup of water onto the bottom of the dish. But in the video you have in youtube and facebook you add one more cup the water to the brine that you take out the of the refrigerator. If you put the pork belly only with a cup the water when you take off the aluminium and increase the heat to 400 F for 20 minutes it burns. Another person says it in a comment she thinks was overcook . I think the video is the correct way to cook ,it not as it written in the recipe. I hope you answer me .

    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 02

      You are absolutely right Marimar, the video has it right, you add one more cup of water to the pork belly that is already in the brine. We will go ahead and fix the recipe, thanks for catching that!

  2. Marimar

    Oct 17

    Hi Pati, how to stemmed the chiles, going to make this dish this weekend . Thank you for the amazing recipes

    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 03

      Just pull it out with your fingers 🙂

  3. Rosie

    Jun 01

    In the fried rice episode, can I ask what brand did you use for the Wok Pan?


    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 25

      Of course Rosie, it is my Anolon Accolade Wok, you can find it here

  4. janice orr,

    Apr 03

    do you have this receipe in a cookbook.i don,t see it in the ones i have. i use your books all the time and watch your tv show.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 15

      Hi Janice, this recipe is pretty new, from my last season of Pati’s Mexican Table from Nuevo Leon, so it has not make it yet to a cookbook 🙂

  5. Katie Comer

    Feb 11

    Pati, I just watched you make this & my mouth is drooling! I have to try & make this. We just love your passion for food & cooking. Thank you dear! Katie Comer

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 08

      Thanks to you for being so sweet Katie 😉

  6. B. Murray

    Feb 11

    Can we buy the Glory candies from somewhere?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 08

      They actually have them online, look up Glorias from Monterrey 🙂

  7. MaryAnn Gillis

    Jan 13

    Going to Vegas to spend a few days with family and we are going to make this dish ,, will let you know how it turned out .thanks for the recipe

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 29

      Hope you all guys enjoyed it!

  8. Jeanne Escobar

    Dec 10

    Saw you make this on TV and had to try it. Cut the recipe in half (except for shrimp) and still had plenty for dinner and leftovers. The flavors are wonderful and easy to adjust for amount of heat desired. I will say it is very labor intensive- lots of chopping and prepping but it came together in 20 minutes once all ingredients were ready to blend. Will make this again for my adult sons over the holidays- it is a special dish. I feel I over cooked the pork belly-it could have been moister- a learning process on a dish well worth cooking again! Thank you!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 02

      Awesome Jeanne, so glad you like this rice, it has become one of my favorites!

  9. Maria R.

    Nov 07

    I saw you prepare this dish and I can’t wait to make it! Wish me luck!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 09

      Good luck Maria, you are going to love it!

  10. Ashleigh

    Nov 05

    Husband and I drooled watching you cook this so we have to give it a try. Will update!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 09

      Hope you like it and let me know!

  11. Paul

    Oct 12

    Excellent, thanks!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 24


  12. Maria

    Oct 12

    Gracias Pati! For all your delicious recipes can I wait to make this one sounds so delicious just like you all your recipes thank you so much🙏🥰

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 24

      Thanks to you Maria, un abrazo!

  13. dennis gray

    Oct 11

    Love your PBS series. Your recipes are outstanding. Question is it possible to occasionally post a recipe for two? My wife and I often find ourselves with too much food left over.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 24

      Great suggestion Dennis, I will try 🙂

    2. D

      Oct 27

      Dennis invite me over lol

  14. Leticia Duran

    Oct 11

    I’ll try it it sounds delicious!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 24

      Hope you’ll love it!

      1. Vchips

        Dec 06

        What was the Gloria treat on this show, I’d really liked to find if I can order some online!

        1. Pati Jinich

          Jan 02

          It is a very traditional milk sweet from Monterrey, you can look it up online here: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=glorias+mexican+candy&crid=JT7Z2HRWN9UC&sprefix=glorias%2Caps%2C105&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_1_7

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