Ginger and Honey Pork Spare Ribs With Herb & Citrus Rice {Slow Cooker}

These Spare Ribs are slow-cooked in a delicious sauce of ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and honey.  The pork spare ribs fall off the bones tender. Served over the herb and citrus rice, this dish is one that you and your family will thoroughly enjoy. Come on in and I’ll share this recipe for Slow Cooker Pork Spare Ribs. 

slow cooker pork spare ribs

Slow Cooker Pork Spare Ribs…

I am so impressed at how these ribs have turned out in the slow cooker. I must say that this will be a go-to slow cooker recipe that I save for company and busy nights. But, I have lots on the site that will work for easy to make slow cooker recipes like Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes, these Slow Cooker Barbecue ham sandwiches, or this recipe for slow cooker chicken tacos

slow cooker spare ribs

The secret to tender ribs is slow and low.

Pork ribs

Cook them for hours on a low setting and they will be perfectly tender. These pork ribs are deliciously tender and so flavorful.

Spare Ribs

Slow Cooker Gingered Pork Spare Ribs With Herb and Citrus Rice

What a great recipe for company or those busy nights! You'll love the flavor and tenderness of this tangy, herb dish
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 1305cal
Author: Melissa
Cost: $15


  • 1 cup beef broth
  • cup sherry
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. minced ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves – sliced
  • 1 cup of baby carrots
  • 1 medium sweet onion – chopped
  • 3 lbs. pork spare ribs – cut into sections of about 3
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground pepper


  • 3 cups instant brown rice
  • 3 green onions – sliced
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. pickled jalapeno chopped
  • ¼ tsp. lime peel grated – reserve the lime/ cut in half

For gravy/sauce

  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch + 1 Tbsp. water – mixed


  • In a small bowl whisk the first seven ingredients
  • Place the onions and carrots into the slow cooker
  • Add the rib pieces
  • Sprinkle them with salt and pepper
  • Pour the sauce that you made from the first seven ingredients over the ribs, onions, and carrots
  • Cook on high for about 6-8 hours or until the meat is tender and starting to brown

Making Rice

  • When you are ready for dinner, cook the instant brown rice according to the package directions
  • In a medium bowl, mix the green onions, cilantro, jalapeno, and lime peel
  • Mix in the brown rice, and squeeze the lime over the rice and cilantro mixture


  • Pour the juices from the slow cooker into a large skillet, and over med./high heat add the cornstarch/water mixture – cook, boiling until thickened
  • Serve ribs over rice with carrots and sauce


I have divided the recipe into different stages. Feel free to substitute another flavored rice for the rice portion. A nice rice pilaf would be delicious.
nutrition facts are only an estimate 


Serving: 6g | Calories: 1305cal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 61g | Fat: 81g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 29g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 272mg | Sodium: 1710mg | Potassium: 1196mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 6314IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 8mg
Spare Ribs

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