Green Onion Pork Noodles

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.

Yield: Serves 4
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 449
  • Calories from fat: 36%
  • Protein: 13g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated fat: 5.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 55g
  • Fiber: 0.6g
  • Sodium: 887mg
  • Cholesterol: 41mg

Ingredients

  • 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*

Preparation

  1. 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. 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. 3. Put noodles in a large bowl and cover with very hot water. Let soak 5 minutes; drain.
  4. 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. 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. 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.
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