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Soy sauce and red wine give this dish its color. Star anise is a star-shaped pod native to China. It infuses a sweet, licorice flavor to the dish, but can be omitted. Serve pork with steamed broccoli, bok choy, or asparagus.

Recipe by Cooking Light November 1999


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6 servings (serving size: 1 cup pork mixture, 1/2 cup rice, and 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped green onions)


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  • Trim fat from pork. Cut pork into 2-inch pieces.

  • Combine 1/4 cup wine and sugar in a large Dutch oven. Cook over medium-high heat until sugar melts and mixture thickens. Add the pork, onion, ginger, and garlic, and cook 5 minutes, browning pork on all sides. Add 1/4 cup wine, soy sauce, whole green onions, and star anise. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in water; cover and simmer 1 hour and 15 minutes or until pork shreds easily with a fork. Spoon over rice and sprinkle with chopped green onions.

Nutrition Facts

383 calories; calories from fat 26%; fat 11g; saturated fat 3.7g; mono fat 4.9g; poly fat 1.2g; protein 33.3g; carbohydrates 36g; fiber 1.6g; cholesterol 85mg; iron 3.1mg; sodium 741mg; calcium 52mg.