Gingered Pork and Veggies
Tip: Could use 1 tablespoon of diced pimientos instead of red pepper, but add it just before serving. (The reader does this.) Dorothy Bateman of Carver, Massachusetts says she relies on this savory stir-fry when time is short. “It’s wonderful made with a combination of brown and white rice,” adds Dorothy.
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3/4 pound pork chop suey meat or cubed pork tenderloin
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 1/2 medium green pepper, sliced
- 1/4 cup sliced celery
- 2 tablespoons chopped sweet red pepper
- 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon cold water
- Hot cooked rice, optional
- Place flour in a large resealable plastic bag; add pork and shake to coat. In a large skillet, brown pork in oil over medium heat; drain.
- In a small bowl, combine the water, lemon juice, sugar, ginger, garlic powder, bouillon and pepper; pour over pork. Add onion, green pepper, celery and red pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into pork mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve over rice if desired.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 367 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 193mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 37g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.
Originally published as Gingered Pork Stir-fry in Cooking for 2 Winter 2007