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

Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough
Recipe by Oxmoor House August 2010


Credit: Oxmoor House

Recipe Summary

6 adult servings (serving size: 1 cup)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • Serve the pork and squash with rice.


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Nutrition Facts

257 calories; fat 7.9g; saturated fat 1.9g; mono fat 3.6g; poly fat 1.9g; protein 21.9g; carbohydrates 25.9g; fiber 6.2g; cholesterol 61mg; iron 2.5mg; sodium 423mg; calcium 84mg.