Short Ribs Adobo Fried Rice with Grapefruit Salsa

I always try to incorporate freshness to any salty fatty dish that I make. This recipe is definitely one of those recipes. Oh Adobo, where do i start? Filipino Cuisine has so much color and yet this brown boring looking thing is probably the most popular Filipino dish. That it’s not a surprise because it’s so freaking good and so simple to make. We, off course pair with a bunch of carbs, but the most popular one is offcourse, Rice. (Surprise!) This recipe is not only easy to make, but it’s also easy to eat. I recommend you trying this recipe because it’s so good.



Short Ribs Adobo Fried Rice

4 people



1/2 of  Soy Sauce ( Filipino Brand if it’s available to you)

1/4  White Vinegar

2 tbsp of Fish sauce

1 tbsp Sugar

1/2 cup of Water

8 Cloves of Garlic, Smashed

2 Tsp Ground Black Pepper

2 lbs of Pork Short Ribs, bone in

2-3 Bay leaves


Grapefruit Salsa

1 medium size Grapefruit, segmented

1/4 Cup Cilantro, Finely Chopped

1 medium size Roma tomatoes, dice

3 tbsp red onion, diced


Fried Rice

1 tbsp oil

3 Cups of cooked cold Jasmine Rice


Pickled Radish (optional) recipe here -> Pickled Radish Recipe


  1. In a sauce pot, combine all the ingredients for adobo.
  2. Put it on high heat, cover and bring it to boil, about 5 minutes.
  3. Once it’s boiling, turn the heat down to medium, partially cover and simmer for an hour or more, until the pork is tender and falling apart, feel free to add water if needed.
  4. Meanwhile, combine the ingredients for the salsa and set aside.
  5. Once the adobo is done, shred the pork and discard the bones.
  6. Remove the bay leaves and garlic skin from the sauce but  save the garlic with the pork.
  7. Save the sauce.
  8. In a wok, heat the oil and sauté the shredded pork and garlic for about 5 minutes.
  9. Add in the rice  and separate the grain by pressing them down with the back of your cooking spoon about  5 minutes.
  10. Add in half of the sauce and mix until it’s well incorporated.
  11. Remove from heat.
  12. Serve with the grapefruit salsa.
  13. Enjoy! 😊


So Colorful
Perfect Bite



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