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Pork in Garlic Sauce

Prep time 25 mins
Cook time 9 mins
Stand time 15 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings
Pork in garlic sauce is an asian-inspired supper that is perfect served over rice and garnished with fresh green onions. Add a green salad to complete this meal.

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
  • 5 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
  • 1 pound lean, boneless pork chops, cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 teaspoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1/2 (8-ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • Garnishes: chopped green onions, orange slices

How to Make It

  1. Stir together 2 teaspoons cornstarch and 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce in a medium bowl until smooth. Add pork, tossing to coat. Let stand 15 minutes.

  2. Prepare rice according to package directions. Keep warm.

  3. Stir together remaining 2 teaspoons cornstarch, remaining 4 tablespoons soy sauce, 1/4 cup water, and 4 teaspoons hoisin sauce.

  4. Heat oils in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat 2 minutes. Add pork mixture, and stir-fry 3 to 4 minutes or until pork is browned. Add mushrooms and next 5 ingredients; stir-fry 2 minutes. Stir in hoisin sauce mixture, and stir-fry 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in orange juice. Serve over warm rice. Garnish, if desired.