This delicious Pork & Green Onion Chow Fun is on the table in under 30 minutes and will be a hit with your kids; big and little. The longest time you have to wait is for the pork to marinate and the noodles to soften.
When we moved to this side of 66, it was like a whole different world. It’s not easy to explain unless you have a city similar in your area.
You see, when I was growing up in this area, Manassas was rural. Manassas was “the sticks” as we called it. It was the part of town where the lower income people lived. At least, that’s my perception of it when I was a wee young foodie.
Now, you can see that part of the town. As you leave Fairfax County and enter into Prince William County you’re greeted with older, run down houses. There’s a lot of older businesses and buildings that you pass on the way to our house.
Our house is new. The area around our house is new. So it’s a strange juxtaposition between the road you get to our house and road to turn off onto that leads to our house. In some towns, it’s divided by a railroad track. I guess that kind of is the case here, too. I mean, you do cross a railroad track to get to our house and the new houses are on the other sides of the track. *shrugs*
Anyway, when we first started driving the one road that leads into our part of town we noticed an interesting string of business. We commented on it several times, but never really did pay attention to it on the drive home.
So, here it is. There are 23 auto based businesses from the time you enter Prince William County to the time you turn off onto the street that takes you to our house. Twenty-three tire sales, auto repair, auto sales, and combinations thereof in the span of approximately 3 1/2 miles. That’s like 6 every mile. And that’s a conservative count. I didn’t include the gas stations that were service stations, too!! It could easily be more than 23.
I knew there were a lot, but I had no idea there were that many. One day, the traffic was so bad on this road, I had time to easily count them. And that’s the segue into this recipe. This recipe is one that can easily be put on the table when you have a long commute that gives you time to count the auto repair places in 3.6 miles before arriving home.
I know it’s not the most colorful of dishes, but it has amazing flavor. The sweet soy sauce, if you haven’t tried it before, adds a nice sweet and salty flavor to the sauce. The noodles, which I was a bit paranoid to try before, soak up all that delicious soy, chili, and sesame flavor from the sauce. They truly to absorb any flavors that you cook them in; more so that standard pasta.
Then there’s the tender bits of pork marinated in regular soy sauce and sesame oil. It adds perfect flavor and makes this a super hearty dish. If you use a really lean cut of pork like a tenderloin or sirloin, then this is a super healthy dish, too!! Please feel free to add more veggies as you see fit to bulk this up, stretch it out, and feed more family members. It’s versatile that way.
What’s your favorite way to set rice noodles?
This delicious Pork and Onion Chow Fun is on the table in under 30 minutes and will be a hit with your kids; big and little. The longest time you have to wait is for the pork to marinate and the noodles to soften.
- 1 pound pork
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
- 8 ounces rice noodles
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
- 1 tablespoon sweet soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon ginger
- 1 tablespoon garlic
- 4 large green onions, chopped large pieces
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- Thinly slice the pork and place in a mixing bowl with the cornstarch, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Set aside to marinate 15 to 20 minutes.
- Place the rice noodles in a large bowl and fill the bowl with hot water enough to cover the noodles.
- Combine next six ingredients (chicken broth through chili sauce) in a small mixing bowl and set aside.
- Once the pork has marinated, heat a large skillet coated with cooking spray over high heat. Add olive oil to the pan and swirl to coat.
- Cook the pork 2 to 3 minutes, or until almost cooked through.
- Drain the noodles and add them to the pan. Using tongs, stir the noodles with the pork before adding the green onions and broth mixture. Simmer until the noodles are cooked through and tender, about 7 to 10 minutes. Stir in the green onions and cook an additional 1 to 2 minutes.
Amount Per Serving Calories 416Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 101mgSodium 1135mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 1gSugar 8gProtein 33g
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