Sticky Ribs with Rice

If you love pork ribs and you don't make them in your slow cooker - you aren't living life to it's fullest potential for sure. Seriously though, they cook so well each time, and the kids always eat them! 

Recently we went to Traveler's Table for brunch and I had the most amazing sticky ribs and rice and I've been wanting to try to make them at home.

Remember - this is for a slow cooker, so plan ahead on this one!



- Pork Ribs (wrack of baby back works best)

- 1/2 cup Coconut Aminos

- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar (or Coconut Sugar)

- 4 cloves Garlic, minced

- 2 tsp Rice Vinegar

- 1/4 cup Honey

- 3/4 cup Water

- 5 to 6 tsp Arrowroot Powder

To plate: I made a simple fried rice & fried egg. For the fried rice I added 1/2 cup of riced cauliflower for some extra veggies


Start by making the sauce. Combine about 3 tbs arrowroot powder with water and mix well. Pour in a sauce pan over low heat: coconut aminos, brown sugar, garlic, vinegar, honey, and water and bring to boil. Let boil for a few minutes and remove from heat. Sauce should be thicker and sticky!

Make sure to pat the ribs with a paper towel so they are dry. You'll brush sauce on both sides of the ribs, then place the meat side against the walls of your slow cooker, and pour the remaining sauce in the slow cooker with the ribs. The ribs should be covered in lots of sauce!

Cook on high for 4 hours, or on low for about 8 hours. 

Heat your oven to 400 degrees, covering baking sheet with aluminum foil. The ribs are going to be falling off the bone, so be careful when you are ready to transfer. Transfer ribs, meat side up on the baking sheet.

In a small bowl, use remaining arrowroot powder with a few tablespoons of sauce left over in slow cooker. Mix together well. Pour remaining sauce back into saucepan and mix with arrowroot powder mixture.

Heat again and boil for a few minutes until sauce thinkens.

Pour or brush sauce over ribs again and place in oven for about 8 minutes.


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