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Ginger Pork & Vegetable Stir Fry

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Ginger Pork & Vegetable Stir Fry

Cooking Time: 10 minutes Preparation Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 lb (500 g) boneless Ontario pork loin or leg, well trimmed, cut into thin strips
  • 4 tsp (20 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 each: green and red pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sliced celery
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) grated gingerroot
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups (500 mL) chopped bok choy or raw bean sprouts
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) orange juice


In large non-stick skillet, heat 2 tsp (10 mL) of the oil over medium-high heat. Saute onion and carrots for 3-4 minutes. Add peppers and celery and cook for additional 2-3 minutes or until tender-crisp. Remove from pan and set aside.

Add remaining 2 tsp (10 mL) oil to skillet. Brown pork with garlic, ginger root and red pepper flakes; saute for a minute or so.

Add vegetables and bok choy or bean sprouts to skillet; add orange juice, heat through 2- 3 minutes.

Serve over steamed brown rice or rice noodles.

Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings

Nutritional Information: Per Serving (1/4 of recipe) without rice: Calories 253, Fat 7.8 g, Saturated 1.4 g, Monounsaturated 4 g, Polyunsaturated 2 g, Cholesterol 64 mg, Sodium 104 mg, Carbohydrate 15 g, Fibre 3 g, Protein 31.1 g

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