Approximate Cost: $10.00 (Your only pricy item will be the pork, chicken or shrimp)
Serves: 4 (or approx. $2.50/serving)
Pots & Pans: You will only need a Wok or a large skillet to cook this meal
(Don’t be scare about the ingredients list and see my Tip at the end of page)
1 cup mushrooms, stem removed, sliced (sauté mushrooms first then stir-fry the next 7 ingredients)
1½ cups shredded cabbage (of your choice)
1 large size onion cut into small chunks
1 stalk of celery (thinly sliced)
1 cup broccoli florets (separated in small pieces)
½ red bell pepper cut julienne style (thinly sliced)
1 cup snow peas cut in half at an angle
5 med size garlic cloves (minced)
¼ cup frozen sweet peas
½ cup green onions (scallions) cut into ½” pieces
Pinch of Salt and Pepper to taste for the veggies only
½ cup Light Soy Sauce (use more or less depending on your taste)
¼ cup Peanut Oil (to sauté veggies, season and stir fry the pork)
2 cups of white rice (Not instant, cooked the day before following the package instructions)
2 cups (about 1 #) of pork cut in cubes of 1” or less (I use sirloin tip or any boneless pork cut)
2 tsps. of dry seasoning for the pork (I use Adobo Goya or my own blend.)
2 eggs (lightly beaten)
1. Marinate the pork cubes with a couple of tsps. of peanut oil, seasoning well and set aside.
2. Prepare/chop all the veggies and set aside.
3. In a large skillet or wok, add 2-3 tablespoons of peanut oil in med. high and sauté the first 8 vegetables listed until crisp-tender, add a pinch of salt and pepper (remove and keep warm.)
4. Add the frozen sweet peas, green onions (scallions) to the skillet and cook for about a minute or two. Also, add another pinch of Salt and Pepper. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
5. Now add 1 tbsp. of oil if needed to the skillet and sauté the marinated pork in med. high until done. (remove and keep warm.)
6. Heat remaining oil over medium heat. Add your beaten eggs; cook and stir until completely set.
7. Finally add rice, soy sauce, pork, vegetables and everything else you have left to the skillet; cook and stir until heated through. Serve hot with chopped chives or scallions on top.
Tip: Seems like a lot of ingredients but you have most of them at home, plus this is a complete meal. Also, you can use this recipe and substitute the pork for either chicken or shrimp. Finally, you can use a bag of stir fry veggies from your local grocery store for instant gratification, but fresh is 100% better.
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