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Asian Pork Stir-Fry with Asparagus

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4
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Add something delightful to your Asian cuisine night! Enjoy scrumptious pork stir-fry with asparagus served over brown rice – dinner made ready in 30 minutes! MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

2
cups uncooked instant brown rice
2 1/4
cups water
1
teaspoon olive or canola oil
2
medium green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces (1/4 cup)
1
lb boneless center-cut pork loin, cut in half lengthwise, then thinly sliced crosswise
1
lb fresh asparagus spears, cut into 2 1/2-inch pieces
1
medium red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
3
tablespoons soy sauce
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons dry white wine or orange juice
2
teaspoons cornstarch
3/4
teaspoon grated gingerroot or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Steps

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  • 1
    Cook rice in water as directed on package, omitting butter and salt.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and pork; cook 4 to 6 minutes, turning pork occasionally, until pork is browned. Add asparagus and bell pepper; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until asparagus is crisp-tender.
  • 3
    In small bowl, mix remaining ingredients, stirring until cornstarch is dissolved.
  • 4
    Reduce heat to low. Stir soy sauce mixture into pork mixture; cook until slightly thickened. Serve over rice.

Expert Tips

Using brown rice instead of white rice adds about five times the amount of fiber to your diet because the bran is not milled away during processing--it's a great way to up your daily fiber.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
70mg
24%
Sodium
750mg
31%
Potassium
570mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate
56g
19%
Dietary Fiber
4g
17%
Sugars
9g
Protein
32g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
50%
50%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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