The best part of throwing a weeknight party is being able to enjoy time with family. With this flavorful stir-fry on the menu, you'll be out of the kitchen with time to spare! —Patricia Swart, Galloway, New Jersey
"I'm always trying to cut calories, and this is one of my favorite ways to do it," writes Ethel Martin of Warwick, Rhode Island. "This dish is so tasty, it's hard to believe it's good for you, too. Serve it over rice or noodles, if you like. Enjoy!"
“We’ve all heard that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so when I plan a romantic dinner, this is one dish I like to serve,” says Shari Neff of Takoma Park, Maryland. “It’s easy on the budget and turns out perfectly for two.”
”This quick stir-fry is so colorful and tasty,” reports Linda Murray of Allenstown, New Hampshire. TIP: “Vary the recipe by substituting chicken or other vegetables you have on hand,” Linda suggests. “The quickest version uses prepared veggies from our grocery store's salad bar.”
"Chinese food is a big hit with my family, so this stir-fry is popular at our house...especially when I put a little extra bite in it with the red pepper flakes," relates Debby Petersen of Niagara, Wisconsin. To make sure the steak is tender, cut it into thin strips across the grain.
“Every time I make this versatile dish, I’m told I should send it in to share with readers," says Becky Reilly of Cheney, Washington. "It’s so quick, easy and tasty! It makes a great side dish or filling ’bowl meal’ with meat.” Honeyed walnuts and water chestnuts add crunch to the buttery rice-and-pork blend.
My husband enjoys Chinese food, and he's my test kitchen judge. Thus far, there aren't many dishes he doesn't care for. Early in our marriage, I tried not to serve some of the common dishes I grew up with and have become more creative with cooking. —Shirley Claggett
"I came up with this when I had to bring a dish for a church supper," notes Janis Plourde from Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario. "I got a lot of compliments on it—even our teenage boys requested I make it again. I usually serve it over a mixture of white and wild rice.