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Orange Pork Chop Stir-fry

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I came up with this recipe one night while looking for something different to do with pork chops. Feel free to add a bit of soy sauce and/or sugar when stir-frying the baby bok choy. 

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 37 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless pork chops (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • Marinade:
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine or dry sherry
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch 

  • Sauce:
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons liquid honey

  • Other:
  • 2 slices ginger, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 baby bok choy
  • 1/2 cup baby carrots
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed in 4 teaspoons water
  • a few drops sesame oil, as needed
  • 4 tablespoons oil for stir-frying, or as needed

Preparation:

Rinse the pork chops, pat dry, and cut into cubes. Add the rice wine and cornstarch and marinate for 30 minutes.
  While the pork is marinating, prepare the vegetables and sauce. Wash the baby bok choy, drain, and chop, separating the leaves and the stalks. Wash and drain the baby carrots and cut in half. Combine the sauce ingredients and set aside. Combine the cornstarch and water in a small bowl and set aside.
Heat a wok or heavy gauge frying pan. Add 2 tablespoons oil. When the oil is hot, add the pork chop cubes. Let the pork chops cook for a minute, and then stir-fry until they change color and are nearly cooked. Remove from the wok or pan and drain on paper towels.
  Clean out the wok and add more oil. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and ginger. Stir-fry briefly until aromatic. Add the carrots. Stir-fry briefly and add the baby bok choy stalks. Cook briefly, add the leaves, and stir-fry briefly until they turn bright green.
  Make a well in the middle of the wok and add the sauce. Turn up the heat, give the cornstarch and water mixture a quick re-stir and add it to the sauce, stirring quickly to thicken. Mix everything together. Add a few drops of sesame oil and serve hot. Serve with cooked rice. Serves 4.

Reader Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Comments: This recipe was a burst of flavor appealing to all of my taste buds.
Orange Pork Chop Recipe Copyright 2004 by Rhonda Parkinson. All rights reserved.

My Response to Stevechipmunk:
While it is not traditional, you will see Chinese cooks and cookbook authors using brown rice in some recipes due to the purported health benefits. I should have pointed out that it is not traditional and I apologize. I think using the term “unpolished raw rice” would be confusing to some readers.
The recent discovery that brown rice contains more arsenic than white rice is a definite concern – it will be interesting to see what further research reveals. If you have any further comments please feel free to send me an email at chinesefood@aboutguide.com
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 4 out of 5
Interesting Recipe but Brown Rice is NOT Chinese, Member stevchipmunk

Interesting recipe... another variation on the old standby Chinese Sweet and Sour Pork or Chicken. I think I'll try it sometime soon, except I will use chicken and add some hot peppers and add lots of scallions. I would have given this recipe 5 stars, except that it called for serving it with Brown Rice. First of all, no self respecting Chinese would ever talk of eating Brown Rice; White Rice (??) is the standard. Brown Rice, as such, is not even in the Chinese vernacular; you'd have to say Unpolished Raw Rice (??). And, of course, we now also know that Brown Rice has a lot more arsenic than White Rice.

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