Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 lb ground pork
  • 3 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp ginger, minced
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp fresh Sichuan peppercorn powder
  • 14 oz soft tofu, cubed
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • Cooked white rice, for serving
  • Green onion, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Preheat your rice cooker using the Sauté-then-Simmer (STS) mode.
  2. Heat the oil in the rice cooker until it shimmers, then sauté the ground pork until fully cooked.
  3. Stir in the minced garlic and ginger, and sauté for 1 more minute until aromatic.
  4. Add the soy sauce and half of the Sichuan peppercorn powder. Mix everything well.
  5. Gently add the cubed tofu and water (reserving 3 tbsp). Allow the mixture to simmer for about 20 minutes.
  6. In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch with the remaining reserved water.
  7. Pour half of the cornstarch mixture into the pot and gently stir for about 30 seconds. Then, add the remainder and continue stirring until the sauce thickens.
  8. Serve the flavorful tofu and pork mixture over cooked white rice.
  9. Garnish with chopped green onion and more Sichuan peppercorn powder according to your taste preference.
  10. Enjoy this delicious and aromatic Sichuan Tofu and Pork dish served with rice!