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Pork Chop Suey

This recipe was submitted by a Curves Complete participant. It is simple to prepare, has great Asian flavors and is loaded with veggies. Mix it up with your favorite veggies. Enjoy!

Serves 4

Ingredients

2 tbsp brown rice
1/2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp hoisin sauce
3/4 tsp ginger root
1/4 tsp garlic
3/4 tsp cornstarch (cornflour)
5 oz pork tenderloin
2 tbsp low sodium beef stock
1/4 tsp sesame oil
pinch crushed red pepper (chili flakes)
3/4 tsp canola oil
3/4 c mushrooms
1 rib celery
1/4 c onion
1/4 head baby bok choy
1/4 c snow peas
2 oz water chestnuts (canned)
1 green onions (spring onions)
1 basil leaves

Directions:

1. Cook brown rice according to package directions.

2. Grate ¾ tsp ginger and mince 1 small garlic clove. Cut pork loin into small strips.

3. To make the marinade, combine 1/4 tsp ginger, minced garlic, ¾ tsp soy sauce, 1 tsp hoisin sauce and 1/4 tsp cornstarch (cornflour) in a bowl. Add pork and toss to coat. Allow pork to marinade as you prepare the rest of the dish.

4. Combine the following ingredients for the sauce in a bowl and set aside: 2 T low sodium beef stock, 2 tsp hoisin sauce, ¾ tsp low sodium soy sauce, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/2 tsp cornstarch (cornflour), 1/4 tsp sesame oil and a pinch of red pepper flakes (chili flakes).

5. Chop the following vegetables: mushrooms, celery, onion, bok choy, green onions and basil.

6. Heat oil in a large pan or wok over high heat. When the oil is hot, add the pork until the outside is lightly brown and cooked through. Remove pork from the pan and set it aside. In the same pan, add mushrooms, onion and celery. Sauté for 5 minutes. Add the bok choy and snow peas and cook for 3 more minutes. Return pork to the pan along with the water chestnuts and green onions. Stir reserved sauce and add it to the pan. Cook for a couple minutes until the sauce has thickened. Remove from heat and stir in basil leaves. Serve with brown rice.

 

Calories 390, Fat 11g, Saturated Fats 3g, Protein 37g, Fiber 6 g, Carbohydrate 38 g, Sodium 672

Curves Nutrition Program Phases 1 and 2: Enjoy as is.  Phase 3: Consider a larger portion of brown rice.    

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