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!

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1/3
cup teriyaki sauce
1
teaspoon grated gingerroot or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
3/4
lb boneless pork loin, cut into thin strips
1/2
cup uncooked buckwheat kernels or groats (kasha)
1
egg white
1
cup boiling water
2
teaspoons canola oil
2
medium carrots, thinly sliced (1 cup)
1
medium green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2
cup water
1
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.

Expert Tips

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
1000mg
1000%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
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.