Ginger Pork and Kasha

Ginger Pork and Kasha

Looking for a filling dinner recipe? Then check out this Asian-style pork loin dish cooked with kasha and veggies in just 45 minutes!

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cup teriyaki sauce
teaspoon grated gingerroot or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
clove garlic, finely chopped
lb boneless pork loin, cut into thin strips
cup uncooked buckwheat kernels or groats (kasha)
egg white
cup boiling water
teaspoons canola oil
medium carrots, thinly sliced (1 cup)
medium green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
cup water
tablespoon cornstarch
  1. In large bowl, mix teriyaki sauce, gingerroot and garlic. Stir in pork. Cover; refrigerate 20 to 30 minutes to marinate.
  2. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix kasha and egg white. In 8-inch skillet, cook kasha mixture over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until kernels separate and dry. Transfer kasha to medium bowl. Pour 1 cup boiling water over kasha; let stand 10 to 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  3. Remove pork from marinade; reserve marinade. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook pork in oil about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until no longer pink. Stir in carrots. Cover; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until carrots are crisp-tender. Stir in bell pepper. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until bell pepper is crisp-tender.
  4. In small bowl, mix reserved marinade, 1/2 cup water and the cornstarch; stir into pork mixture. Heat to boiling. Boil 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in kasha; cook until thoroughly heated.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kasha, also known as buckwheat groats, is native to Russia and is one of the oldest grains. It has a hearty flavor that works well with ginger. Its small size makes it ideal in main dishes because it cooks quickly.
Whole Grain Serving: 1/2

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 230
    • (Calories from Fat 50),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 55mg;
  • Sodium 1000mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 20g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 24g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 3 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.