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Black Bean Chili Spare Ribs Clay Pot Rice (豉椒排骨煲仔飯)

Black Bean Chili Spare Ribs Clay Pot Rice (豉椒排骨煲仔飯)

The dish 豉椒排骨煲仔飯, or Black Bean Chili Spare Ribs Clay Pot Rice, is a comforting and flavorful meal that combines tender spare ribs with the rich taste of black bean and chili, all cooked together with rice in a clay pot. Here's how to make it at home.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese


For the Spare Ribs:

  • 500 g pork spare ribs cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons black bean sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1-2 red chilies sliced (adjust to taste)
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped

For the Rice:

  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • A pinch of salt


Marinate the Spare Ribs:

  • In a bowl, combine the spare ribs with black bean sauce, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, minced garlic, cornstarch, and sliced chilies. Mix well and let marinate for at least 1 hour, or overnight for best flavor.

Prepare the Rice:

  • Rinse the jasmine rice until the water runs clear, then drain.
  • In a clay pot, combine the rinsed rice, water, and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer until the rice is about 80% cooked (about 10-12 minutes).

Cook the Spare Ribs:

  • While the rice is cooking, heat a pan over medium heat and add the marinated spare ribs. Cook until they start to brown and are nearly cooked through.
  • Add the chopped green bell pepper to the pan in the last few minutes of cooking.


  • Once the rice is 80% cooked, arrange the spare ribs and bell pepper on top of the rice. Pour any remaining marinade over the top.

Finish Cooking:

  • Cover the clay pot and continue to cook on low heat for another 10-15 minutes, or until the rice is fully cooked and the spare ribs are tender.


  • Serve the Black Bean Chili Spare Ribs Clay Pot Rice hot, directly from the clay pot. Optional: garnish with chopped green onions or cilantro for added color and flavor.

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