Snow Pea-and-Pork Fried Rice

Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Fonda Shaia

This easy pork stir-fry recipe is filled with lean pork, fresh vegetables and rice and makes a great one-dish meal for busy weeknights. If you don't want to use the sherry, just leave it out and use 1 tablespoons of water.

Yield: 5 servings (serving size: 2 cups)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 345
  • Calories from fat: 17%
  • Fat: 6.7g
  • Saturated fat: 1.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Protein: 18.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 50.7g
  • Fiber: 3.7g
  • Cholesterol: 73mg
  • Iron: 3.7mg
  • Sodium: 236mg
  • Calcium: 67mg

Ingredients

  • 2 (4-ounce) boned center-cut loin pork chops
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 large egg
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil, divided
  • 2 cups vertically sliced onion
  • 2 cups snow peas
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups cooked long-grain rice, chilled
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions

Preparation

  1. Trim fat from pork chops; cut pork into 2- x 1/4-inch strips. Combine pork, soy sauce, and sherry; cover and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes. Drain; discard sherry mixture.
  2. Combine egg whites and egg in a medium bowl; stir well with a whisk. Place a large nonstick skillet or wok coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat until hot. Add egg mixture; cook 2 minutes or until egg is done. Remove egg mixture from skillet.
  3. Add 1/2 teaspoon oil to skillet. Add pork; stir-fry 2 minutes or until done. Remove pork from skillet; keep warm. Add 1/2 teaspoon oil to skillet. Add sliced onion and snow peas; stir-fry 2 minutes. Add mushrooms, ginger, and garlic; stir-fry 1 minute. Remove onion mixture from skillet, and keep warm.
  4. Add 1 teaspoon oil to skillet; add rice, and cook 1 minute without stirring. Stir in egg mixture, pork, onion mixture, and salt, and stir-fry 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle each serving with about 1 tablespoon green onions.
Note:

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