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Chinese Pork and Pasta

 23 Ratings
10 Comments
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 4

Asian night! Time to bring out the chopsticks for delicious noodles, pork and veggies.

Ingredients

1
small pork tenderloin (1/2 lb)
1
can (8 oz) pineapple chunks in juice, drained, juice reserved
1
tablespoon soy sauce
1
teaspoon honey or packed brown sugar
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
tablespoon cornstarch
4
oz uncooked vermicelli
2
teaspoons dark sesame oil
1/4
cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/2
medium onion, sliced
1
medium red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
4
large stalks bok choy, chopped
4
oz fresh snow pea pods (1 cup), strings removed

Directions

  • 1 Cut pork into 1/4-inch slices. In medium glass bowl, mix reserved pineapple juice, soy sauce, honey, garlic and cornstarch. Stir in pork. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
  • 2 Cook and drain vermicelli as directed on package. Spray wok or 10-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add oil; rotate wok to coat side. Add pork; cook and stir 2 minutes. Remove pork.
  • 3 Add broth, onion, bell pepper and bok choy to wok; cook and stir 6 minutes. Add pea pods, pineapple and vermicelli. Cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add pork. Cook about 1 minute, stirring constantly, until sauce is thickened and pork is no longer pink in center.

Expert Tips

Bok choy is a mild, versatile vegetable that resembles a bunch of wide-stalked celery with long, dark green leaves.

Whole wheat pasta has three times the fiber of regular pasta.

Use 1 cup sliced celery for the bok choy.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
8%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
460mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
44g
15%
Dietary Fiber
4g
17%
Sugars
14g
14%
Protein
20g
20%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%
80%
Vitamin C
70%
70%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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