Chinese Red Cooked Pork

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Soy sauce and red wine give this dish its color. Star anise is a star-shaped pod native to China. It infuses a sweet, licorice flavor to the dish, but can be omitted. Serve pork with steamed broccoli, bok choy, or asparagus.
6 servings (serving size: 1 cup pork mixture, 1/2 cup rice, and 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped green onions)


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2 pounds boneless pork loin roast
1/2 cup dry red wine, divided
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
7 whole green onions
6 star anise (optional)
1 cup water
3 cups hot cooked long-grain rice
3 tablespoons chopped green onions


Trim fat from pork. Cut pork into 2-inch pieces.

Combine 1/4 cup wine and sugar in a large Dutch oven. Cook over medium-high heat until sugar melts and mixture thickens. Add the pork, onion, ginger, and garlic, and cook 5 minutes, browning pork on all sides. Add 1/4 cup wine, soy sauce, whole green onions, and star anise. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in water; cover and simmer 1 hour and 15 minutes or until pork shreds easily with a fork. Spoon over rice and sprinkle with chopped green onions.

Created date

October 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 383
Caloriesfromfat 26 %
Fat 11 g
Satfat 3.7 g
Monofat 4.9 g
Polyfat 1.2 g
Protein 33.3 g
Carbohydrate 36 g
Fiber 1.6 g
Cholesterol 85 mg
Iron 3.1 mg
Sodium 741 mg
Calcium 52 mg