Pork Stir Fry with Garden Fresh Ingredients

Pork stir fry is such a great family friendly recipe because the necessary ingredients are just whatever you have in your fridge, extra garden veggies, or just using whatever your family likes.

Below is our favorite pork stir fry recipe, but feel free to customize it and make it fit your needs.

Stir fry with pork, cabbage, peas, and carrots on feature picture for Facebook

Garden Stir Fry

Yummy stir fry with ingredients commonly grown in the garden and pork cutlets from a local Oklahoma farm!
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cups white rice
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 pound pork cutlets Horsely Farms meats
  • 2 T dijon mustard
  • 1 T fresh ginger grated
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 3 T coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 3 small carrots sliced
  • 1 bunch kale chopped finely
  • ¼ head red cabbage sliced thinly
  • 1 c broccoli chopped
  • ¼ pound asparagus cut in small chunks
  • 2 c snow peas cut into small pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ c soy sauce

Instructions
 

  • Mix chicken stock, 1 tsp salt and rice in rice cooker and cook until done.
  • Slice pork cutlets into thin strips. Mix pork cutlets, mustard, ginger, 1 T soy sauce, ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper in a bowl and set to the side.
    pork being cut into strips for recipe instructions
  • Heat coconut oil in skillet on high heat. When oil starts to ripple, add meat mixture and spread into a single layer. Let cook until browned and turn meat over. Brown on second side and remove from skillet.
    pork being cooked in skillet for stir fry recipe
  • Add onions and carrots to skillet. Stir and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Add kale and cabbage and cook and stir about one minute more.
  • Add broccoli, asparagus, snow peas and garlic, plus remaining salt and pepper and soy sauce and add back cooked pork cutlets.
    vegetables cooking in skillet for pork stir fry
  • Cook and stir about 2 minutes more. Remove from heat and serve over rice.
    stir fry final photo in garden
Keyword Garden Vegetables, Grow Your Own Recipe, Summer Vegetables

What is a Stir Fry?

Stir fry (sometimes hyphenated as “stir-fry”) is a Chinese cooking style dating back over 1500 years that involves the quick, high-heat cooking of meat and/or vegetables in oil using a smooth metal pan or bowl (traditionally, a wok).

What Can You Put in a Stir Fry?

Stir fry usually involves some kind of thinly sliced meat, such as pork, chicken, steak, or even shrimp. Because they are so thin, these pieces of meat with cook quickly. Next, you’ll add lots of vegetables. You’ll want to start with slow-cooking vegetables that thicker and firmer than others such as broccoli, snow peas, carrots and onions. Cook each portion of veggies for about a minute. Then you’ll want to serve your stir fry on a bed of rice or noodles, or even vegetable noodles such as zucchini.

Stir Fry Sauce

We recommend using coconut oil for frying because it’s highly resistant to oxidation at high heat. Near the end of the frying process, you can add your sauce. We prefer soy sauce, but other common stir fry sauces are peanut sauce and oyster sauce.

Garden fresh pork stir fry in skillet, Pintrest feature image.

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