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Sweet & Sticky Pork with Vegetable Stir-Fried Rice

Sweet Pork is pure comfort, and this dish so yummy your little one won't even notice it's packed with veggies. If you like, double the pork and set aside half for use in lettuce wraps for another lovable lunch idea

January 10th, 2012

By LeeAnne Wright

Makes 8 servings
Prep Time
Prep to freezer time: 30 minutes + cooling
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup water, divided
  • 1 ½ lb boneless pork loin, cut into bite-sized strips
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 2 cups cooked jasmine rice
  • 1 lb frozen stir-fry vegetable mix, defrosted
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  1. Pour sugar and half of water in medium skillet on medium-high heat. Cook and stir 6–8 minutes or until syrup is light golden brown. Be careful that it does not burn.

  2. Add pork; stir to coat with the syrup. Stir in remaining water and fish and soy sauces. Reduce heat to low; simmer 15 minutes or until pork is cooked through and liquid is reduced to a light syrup.

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wok or large skillet on medium-high heat. Add garlic and eggs; scramble until set. Add rice; stir-fry 3 minutes, or until rice is heated through. Add vegetables and pork mixture; stir-fry 1 minute. Add green onions; stir-fry 30 seconds. Let cool; pack servings in freezer bags. Send to school with fresh, chopped cilantro and cucumber slices.

Nutrients Per Serving

318 calories, 6 g fat, 44 mg calcium, 753 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrates, 2 g fibre, 24 g protein. Source of fibre; excellent source of niacin, vitamins B6 and B12, selenium and manganese; good source of iron; source of vitamins C and D.

Sweet & Sticky Pork with Vegetable Stir-Fried Rice
Photography by Edward Pond

2 responses to “Sweet & Sticky Pork with Vegetable Stir-Fried Rice”

  1. Darlene says:

    If I do not have Fish Sauce what can I substitute it with? Thanks

  2. Linda says:

    I am allergic to fish so I always just add more soya sauce. In this recipe I would just add 2 more Tbsp of soya sauce.

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