Polynesian Stir-Fry Recipe
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Polynesian Stir-Fry Recipe

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This restaurant quality meal blends the sweet taste of pineapple and apricot with crunchy veggies and tender pork. The peanuts add a special touch. Susie Van Etten -Chapmansboro, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sugar apricot preserves
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, thinly sliced
  • 3 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 small green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice
  • Chopped unsalted peanuts, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup stir-fry with 1/2 cup rice (calculated without peanuts) equals equals 339 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 204 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch 1 vegetable 1/2 fruit 1/2 fat.


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set aside. For sauce, in a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir in the soy sauce, preserves and reserved pineapple juice; set aside.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry pork in 2 teaspoons oil until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  3. Stir-fry onion and peppers in remaining oil for 3 minutes. Add pineapple; stir-fry 2-3 minutes longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  4. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add pork; heat through. Serve with rice. Just before serving, sprinkle each serving with peanuts if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Polynesian Stir-Fry in Healthy Cooking April/May 2009, p15

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Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

"This looked & smell good, but did not have much flavor at all. Too many steps for an o.k. meal. Disappointing."

Reviewed Jul. 16, 2010

"I felt it needed more sauce, so I think I'll double the amount of sauce next time. Used regular soy sauce and preserves and cashews in place of peanuts. This is not only quick & easy but delicious!"

Reviewed Jul. 3, 2010


Reviewed May. 19, 2010

"My family always enjoys this quick and easy to prepare dish. I only make a few changes to the original recipe. As another reviewer stated, I also use half the amount of meat. I also add a couple of cloves of chopped garlic while sautéing the veggies and sprinkle on some crushed red pepper flakes before serving."

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