Double Stir Fried Pork and Pineapple ~ A Tale of a 30 Minute Lunch (and Recipe!)


Double Stir Fried Pork and Pineapple

Double Stir Fried Pork and Pineapple

Its noon, I’m hungry, Jane is busy pitting fresh cherries for our cherry jam and my property management job is keeping me too busy at my computer. You know my routine. Go and see what’s in the fridge and pantry that needs to be used up.

I see 1 cup of Belizean rice that I think I bought in Belize in December 2012, a bottle of oyster sauce that has maybe 2 ounces left, 4 ounce filet of cooked pork (left over from making steamed pork buns), a carrot, a chunk of ginger, one lonely clove of garlic, chunks of cut up pineapple, a half red onion and fresh broccoli stems with no flowers (I save the stems for soup).

I definitely have a meal in 30 minutes that will serve two.


To present, pack rice in small bowl or cup, and invert on plate.

* The Rice:

1 cup rice & 2 cups water


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Bring to a boil 2 cups water in a small saucepan, add rice (rinse the rice first), a pinch of salt; place a tight fitting lid on saucepan, lower flame to low; do not lift the lid; cook 18 minutes; then let the rice rest for another 10 minutes with the lid on. In 28 minutes you will have rice.

 * The Stir Fry:

  • Marinate the pork (10 minutes):

4 ounces cooked pork, cut into 1/4 inch thick slices (loin, shoulder, round are all fine). Sliced cooked beef is fine as well

1 T corn starch mixed with 1 Tblsp water and 1 Tblsp Gochujang Fermented Red Pepper Paste or you can use Sriracha. Mix all together.

 * Prep the veggies and sauce (15 minutes):

2 Tblsp fresh peeled ginger, sliced into coins

1 clove garlic, chopped

1 carrot, cut into thin coins

1 handful of pineapple chunks

1/2 cup thinly sliced broccoli stems

1/2 onion, sliced

2 ounces oyster sauce

1 Tblsp soy sauce

2 ounces water or beef stock

3 Tblsp oil

* Time to Cook (5 minutes):

  1. Place a 12 inch wok on high flame, add the oil. Roll the wok so the oil coats the surface of the wok. When oil starts to smoke, add the marinated pork slices so they are separated in the wok. Cook the meat on one side to get some color; then flip the meat and cook on the other side.
  2. Add the ginger and garlic and stir all together for 30 seconds; then add the veggies and stir 30 seconds.
  3. Add the pineapple chunks, soy sauce, oyster sauce, water and stir together about 30 seconds. Remove from the wok and serve with rice

~ On a busy work day, you can be a hero and cook a truly tasty meal with food items you already have in your home. Your grandmom would give you a thumbs up for being frugal. If it helps, please feel free to contact me  with a list of ingredients in your home that need to be used, and I will respond with an easy recipe. Teamwork! ~ BW


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