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Quick Pork Chow Mein

"This crunchy combination is quick to fix and a great way to use up leftover pork roast," writes Deborah Stark of Cavalier, North Dakota. "I've substituted leftover turkey for the pork with equally pleasing results."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    3 servings


  • 2/3 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1 medium green or sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup cubed cooked pork roast
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • Chow mein noodles


  • In a large skillet, saute rice in butter and salt until golden. Add the onion, celery and green pepper; cook until crisp-tender. Dissolve bouillon in boiling water; add to the rice mixture. Add pork; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the rice is tender.
  • Combine cornstarch, cold water and soy sauce until smooth; gradually add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with chow mein noodles.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 291 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 1113mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein.

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  • Huggups
    Jun 26, 2011

    This was delicious! I used low sodium soy, bouillon and just a pinch of salt. I also added beansprouts. Next time instead of bouillon, I may use low sodium chicken broth. I used leftover pork but will definitely be making this again using any other meat leftovers.

  • elvis4fun
    Dec 14, 2010

    I liked this a lot. I didn't modify it but I may add canned chow mein vegetables but we liked it the way it is.

  • 123Lon
    Mar 18, 2010

    Use unsalted butter, no salt, low sodium bullion granules and soy sauce will cut down the very high sodium of this recipe.LAG

  • Obermiller
    Mar 18, 2010

    I make it a little differently. I don't combine the rice firstly. I start w/hamburger, add some garlic then any leftover meat I have. I use cken broth instead of granuals, 2 T Soy Sauce instead of 1. Other than that Sometimes peapods to go w/everything else. This is truely my "comfort food" dish. It's a good basic receipe! I didn't know anyone else did this receipe.

  • Kris Countryman
    Sep 14, 2009

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