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Easy Garlic Ginger Crispy Pork Noodles are going to be your new favourite dinner. Crazy simple. Crazier delicious. And easy on your pocketbook to boot. This delicious meal-in-one whips up in less than 30 minutes.

Easy Garlic Ginger Crispy Pork Rice Noodles

Easy Garlic Ginger Crispy Pork Noodles are going to be your new favourite dinner. Crazy simple. Crazier delicious. And easy on your pocketbook to boot. This delicious meal-in-one whips up in less than 30 minutes.

Course Main Dish, pasta
Cuisine Asian, Pan-Asian
Keyword crispy pork
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 775 kcal
Author Rebecca Lindamood

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil or another neutral oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger or partially dehydrated ginger from the produce section at the grocery store
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes or 1 tablespoon partially dehydrated chopped red chiles from the produce section at the grocery store
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 green onions trimmed of the root ends, cut into 2 or 3 inch long segments, white portions cut in half lengthwise and kept separately.
  • 1 red bell pepper or yellow bell pepper, or a mix of both seeded, stemmed, and thinly sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha or Asian chili garlic sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey or brown sugar
  • 14 ounces rice noodles or about 1 pound of linguine, either cooked to al dente according to package instructions, then drained and rinsed

Optional for garnish

  • sliced green onions
  • toasted sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Place a 10 or 12 inch stainless steel or cast-iron skillet over high heat. Drizzle in the oil and swirl to coat. When the oil is shimmery and the pan is too hot to comfortably hold your hand a couple of inches from the surface, scatter in the ground pork.

  2. Sprinkle the salt, pepper, grated ginger, and chili flakes over the pork, then use a flexible, heat-proof spatula to press and spread the pork into a patty that covers the surface of the pan, if possible.

  3. Let it fry, undisturbed for 4 minutes. After 4 minutes, use your flexible spatula to lift the corner of the pork patty. It should come away from the surface of the pan easily and be deeply browned and crisp looking. If not, fry for another minute or so, checking it often.

  4. When it is deeply browned, flip it over in as few pieces as you can. It may break up as you do this, but it should be in big pieces. Fry for another 2 minutes, then begin breaking it up into bite sized pieces with your spatula. When it is fully broken up, transfer to a plate.

  5. Return the heat to the pan, add the bell pepper, white part of the green onions, and sliced garlic to the pan. Stir-fry for about 1 minute, or until the bell pepper strips are crisp tender. Transfer these to the plate with the crispy pork.

  6. Return the pan to the heat one more time and add the rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, sriracha or chili garlic sauce, and honey or sugar to the pan and stir, bringing it to a hard boil. As it boils, scrape the pan to release any delicious browned bits stuck to it.

  7. Let it boil no more than 1 minute, adding in the noodles, crispy pork, and stir fried vegetables, and green portions of the green onions all at the same time, tossing to coat and distribute everything.

  8. Remove the pan from the heat, garnish with additional green onions and sesame seeds, if desired. Serve immediately.

  9. Store leftovers in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Leftovers are delicious cold or reheated.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Garlic Ginger Crispy Pork Rice Noodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 775 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 1457mg61%
Potassium 540mg15%
Carbohydrates 91g30%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 1320IU26%
Vitamin C 47.1mg57%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.