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Asian Pork Cabbage Stir-Fry

Pork paired with crisp cabbage and carrots makes a stirring combination in this tasty main dish from Jane Goldsmith. "It's a quick-fix dish when unexpected company arrives," she writes from Bloomfield, Indiana. "I got the recipe from a friend when I was in college.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups chopped cabbage, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 4 medium carrots, julienned
  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound), cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Directions

  • In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry cabbage in 1 teaspoon oil for 1-2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add carrots; stir-fry 3-4 minutes longer or until carrots are crisp-tender. Remove and keep warm.
  • In the same pan, stir-fry pork in remaining oil for 2 minutes. Add ginger and stir-fry for 2 minutes or until pork is lightly browned. Stir in 3/4 cup broth and soy sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3 minutes or until meat juices run clear.
  • Combine cornstarch and remaining broth until smooth. Gradually stir into pan. Stir in the cabbage mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until thickened. Serve with rice if desired.
Nutrition Facts
2 cups: 252 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 855mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 5g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 3 vegetable.
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