Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes
- 4 boneless pork chops (about 1 1/2 pounds)
- 1 tablespoon rice wine or dry sherry
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 1/2 teaspoons liquid honey
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org