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Tasty Simmered Pork And Chinese Cabbage

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Slightly sweet and sour flavor is addictive.
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Cut out the hard core of the cabbage and separate the leaves and the white parts (stalks).
2. Cut the leaves into bite-size pieces. Thinly slice the white parts (stalks) diagonally into bite-size pieces (we call this diagonal cutting technique "Sogigiri").
3. Cut thinly sliced pork into bite-size pieces.

MAKING
4.Heat sesame oil in a pan, and when hot, add pork and stir-fry on medium until meat is no longer pink, about 1 minute.
5. Add the white parts of cabbage and cook on medium until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes.
6. Then add water, consommé cube, soy sauce, ketchup and vinegar then add cabbage leaves and sauté.
7. Cover, and simmer on low until the cabbage is tender, about 5 minutes.
8. Turn off the heat, add starch blended with water, heat on medium-high to thicken the broth.

SERVING
9. Serve the cabbage pork and broth over rice or noodles.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Japanese
Course: 
Main Dish
Feel: 
Meaty
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Pork
Interest: 
Quick, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
2
Chinese Cabbage or Napa Cabbage is stir-fried with pork and simmered in a tangy sweet and sour sauce in this quick and easy recipe. Chinese Cabbage is a low calorie food, nutritious food that is a good source of vitamin C, calcium, iron and carotene. Combined with pork, this stew is not only delicious but healthy. Served with rice, this is a quick fix recipe for a busy weekday and a wonderful way to use leftover Chinese cabbage.

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