Chinese New Year Skillet was inspired by a recipe on the back of a rice package in 1957, notes Sherilyn West of Lubbock, Texas. “If you like pork, I guarantee you’ll love this recipe.”
- 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (1 pound), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple tidbits
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped green pepper
- 1 medium tomato, cut into wedges
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- In a large skillet, cook pork in oil over medium heat on all sides until pork is lightly browned; drain.Drain pineapple, reserving juice in a 2-cup measuring cup; set pineapple aside.
- Add enough water to the juice to measure 1-1/4 cups; stir into pork. Add the vinegar, sugar, salt and garlic powder. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until meat is tender. Meanwhile, cook rice according to package directions.
- In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into pork mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the green pepper, tomato, Worcestershire sauce and reserved pineapple; heat through. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chinese New Year Skillet in Taste of Home December/January 2006, p58
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Reviewed Mar. 14, 2014
"This was good served with the Egg Drop Soup from the same issue and egg rolls."
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011
"Tasty and different! Can use cubed up pork chops too!"
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011
"We made a bunch of oriental recipes at one time and this was the best!"