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Green Onion Pork Noodles

Prep time 30 mins
Yield Serves 4
Don't let the long list of ingredients in this classic Chinese dish fool you—it's actually a super-quick recipe to throw together.


  • 8 ounces ground pork
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
  • 3 tablespoons Shaoxing rice wine, divided
  • 2 teaspoons Asian (toasted) sesame oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 8 ounces bean thread (cellophane) noodles*
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions, divided
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Asian chili paste*
  • 1 teaspoon black bean sauce*

Nutrition Information

  • calories 449
  • caloriesfromfat 36 %
  • protein 13 g
  • fat 18 g
  • satfat 5.2 g
  • carbohydrate 55 g
  • fiber 0.6 g
  • sodium 887 mg
  • cholesterol 41 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a small bowl, mix pork, 1 tbsp. each soy sauce and rice wine, and 1 tsp. sesame oil just until combined; set aside.

  2. In another bowl, mix together remaining 2 tbsp. each soy sauce and rice wine, 1 tsp. sesame oil, the sugar, and chicken broth. Set sauce aside.

  3. Put noodles in a large bowl and cover with very hot water. Let soak 5 minutes; drain.

  4. Heat a wok over high heat until smoking. Add vegetable oil, carefully swirling pan to coat. Add pork and stir vigorously with a large spoon to break up meat into small bits. Make a large well in center of pork. Add 1/4 cup green onions, the ginger, garlic, chili paste, and bean sauce to well; cook without stirring just until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir onion mixture and pork together.

  5. Pour reserved sauce over meat mixture. Add noodles, stirring well to combine. Reduce heat to a simmer and let sauce reduce by half, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking, about 5 minutes.

  6. Transfer noodle mixture to a large platter and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup green onions.

  7. *Find these items in the Asian foods aisle of most grocery stores.

  8. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.