The exciting flavors of Chinese cuisine are captured in this five-spice stir-fried pork. Five-spice usually consists of ground cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns. It gives a pungent flavor to this quick dish.
The pork is accompanied by noodles and greens made with bok choy, a mild vegetable with a crisp, white stalk and dark green leaves. It can be found in the produce section of most supermarkets and can be eaten cooked or raw.
The secret to wok cooking at home is to make sure the wok is very hot -- the oil should be smoking. Add about half the meat and wait several seconds for the wok to regain its heat before adding the rest.
This meal contains 521 calories per serving with 27 percent of calories from fat.
* Chinese or Napa cabbage can be used instead of bok choy.
* White vinegar diluted with a little water can be used instead of rice vinegar.
* Dried Chinese noodles or angel hair pasta can be used instead of fresh or steamed Chinese noodles.