Photo: Oxmoor House
6 adult servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Butternut squash is a unique addition to stir-fry that pairs well with Asian seasonings. Serve it over cooked rice or noodles.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place squash in a large microwave-safe bowl. Add water to a depth of 1 inch. Cover with plastic wrap; vent. Microwave at HIGH 8 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside.

Step 2

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add orange rind, ginger, and cinnamon stick pieces; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove and discard cinnamon stick pieces.

Step 3

Increase heat to medium-high. Add pork to pan, and sauté 4 minutes or until browned. Combine sugar and next 5 ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Add sugar mixture to pan; cook 2 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Add squash; tossing to coat. Stir in green onions.

Step 4

for your toddler: Reserve 3 or 4 cubes of squash following Step

Step 5

Sauté 1 strip of pork in a separate pan until done.

Step 6

Cut the squash into bite-sized pieces, and shred the pork.

Step 7

Serve the pork and squash with rice.

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