Ginger BBQ Pork or Chicken Stir-Fry

September 2009
Ginger BBQ Pork or Chicken Stir-Fry

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Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1/4 cup ginger preserves
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tamari (dark soy sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce or Chinese mustard
  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless pork or chicken, cut into bite-size pieces
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted (a generous handful)
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 green apple, chopped (optional)
Directions
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 3/4 cups chicken stock and 1 tablespoon oil to a boil. Stir in the rice, lower the heat, cover and simmer for 40 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the remaining 3/4 cup chicken stock, the ginger preserves, hoisin sauce, tamari and hot sauce. In a large skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil over high heat until rippling. Add the pork and cook, turning, until browned all over, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a plate. Add the bell pepper and onion and stir-fry for 2 minutes, then add the garlic and stir-fry for a few seconds. Stir in the ginger sauce and the reserved pork and cook until the sauce thickens slightly, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve over the rice and top with the almonds, scallions and the apple, if using.
Tip PAIR WITH:
  • Cantina Valpantena 2007 (Italy)
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