I normally serve a traditional stir-fry, but I wanted to change it up with this ramen noodle recipe. Ramen noodles are a quick sub for the rice, and we really like the crisp-tender bite from fresh broccoli and a package of coleslaw mix. —Barbara Pletzke, Herndon, Virginia
1 pound boneless pork loin chops, cut into 1/2-inch strips
1 cup fresh broccoli florets
4 cups coleslaw mix
1 can (8 ounces) bamboo shoots, drained
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 packages (3 ounces each) ramen noodles
In a small bowl, whisk the first 5 ingredients until blended. In a large skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat. Add pork; stir-fry 2-3 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove from pan.
In same pan, stir-fry broccoli in remaining oil 3 minutes. Add coleslaw mix, bamboo shoots and garlic; stir-fry 3-4 minutes longer or until broccoli is crisp-tender. Stir in soy sauce mixture and pork; heat through.
Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions, discarding or saving seasoning packets for another use. Drain noodles; add to pork mixture and toss to combine.
Test Kitchen Tips
Pork loin is a lean cut that cooks very quickly. To maintain tender meat, be sure not to overcook.
Make your shoping list even shorter by swapping broccoli slaw for the coleslaw mix and broccoli florets!
If you don't care for pork, boneless skinless chicken breasts, beef sirloin steak and cubed tofu are other tasty and lean protein sources.