Slow-Cooker Asian Pork Stew

Slow-Cooker Asian Pork Stew

Take slow cooker pork stew far east with Asian ingredients including water chestnuts, bamboo shoots and hoisin sauce. Ladled over rice, it's a complete meal.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

7:25

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

servings

2
lb boneless country-style pork ribs, cut into 2-inch pieces
3
medium carrots, cut into 1-inch slices
2
medium onions, cut into 1-inch wedges
1
package (8 oz) fresh whole mushrooms, cut in half if large
1
can (8 oz) whole water chestnuts, drained
1
can (8 oz) bamboo shoots, drained
3/4
cup hoisin sauce
1/3
cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
4
large cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
tablespoon finely chopped gingerroot
4
cups water
2
cups uncooked long-grain white rice
2
tablespoons cornstarch
3
tablespoons water
1/3
cup lightly packed coarsely chopped cilantro
  1. Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, layer pork, carrots, onions, mushrooms, water chestnuts and bamboo shoots. In small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup of the hoisin sauce, the soy sauce, garlic and gingerroot; pour into slow cooker.
  2. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 9 hours.
  3. During last hour of cooking, in 3-quart saucepan, heat 4 cups water and the rice to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender and water is absorbed.
  4. Gently remove pork and vegetables with slotted spoon to large bowl; cover to keep warm. Skim any fat from liquid in cooker. Pour liquid into 1-quart saucepan. Stir remaining 1/4 cup hoisin sauce into liquid; heat to boiling. In small bowl, mix cornstarch and 3 tablespoons water; stir into liquid. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened; pour over pork mixture and gently stir.
  5. Sprinkle cilantro over stew. Serve over rice.
Makes 8 servings (1 cup stew and 3/4 cup rice each)
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Did You Know?
Hoisin sauce is often used in Chinese cuisine. The reddish-brown sauce, flavored with soybeans, garlic, chiles and numerous spices, tastes spicy and sweet.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 510
    • (Calories from Fat 130),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 70mg;
  • Sodium 810mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 63g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 30g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.