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Orange-Sesame Pork with Napa Slaw

Photo: Brian Kennedy; Styling: Claire Spollen

Hands-on time 25 mins
Total time 25 mins

Serves 4 (serving size: about 5 slices pork, 1 1/4 cups slaw, 1/2 cup rice, and 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds)

Mix the slaw for this dish up to a day in advance, if you wish. The cabbage will absorb the flavors and still retain a satisfying crunch.


  • 4 cups thinly sliced napa (Chinese) cabbage
  • 4 (1/4-inch) diagonally cut green onions
  • 2 navel oranges, divided
  • 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lower-sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, divided
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound boneless center-cut loin pork chops, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 475
  • fat 18.9 g
  • satfat 4 g
  • monofat 8.5 g
  • polyfat 5 g
  • protein 39 g
  • carbohydrate 37 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • cholesterol 107 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 526 mg
  • calcium 71 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place cabbage and green onions in a large bowl. Peel and section 1 orange over bowl, squeezing membranes to extract juice. Add sections, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, vinegar, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper; toss.

  2. Juice remaining orange. Combine juice, oyster sauce, remaining 1/4 teaspoon red pepper, and remaining 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a small bowl. Combine remaining 2 teaspoons soy sauce, cornstarch, black pepper, and pork in a large bowl; toss to coat pork.

  3. Heat a large cast-iron skillet or wok over high heat. Add canola oil; swirl to coat. Add pork in a single layer; cook 4 minutes or until browned, stirring after 2 minutes. Add juice mixture; cook 1 minute or until mixture bubbles and thickens slightly, stirring frequently. Divide rice and slaw among 4 plates. Top rice with pork mixture; sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Cook's Notes

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