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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

Ingredients

  • 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.

Directions

  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

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.

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Reviewed Feb. 12, 2011

"delish!!!!"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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!"

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Reviewed Jul. 3, 2010

"Excellent!"

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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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