Thursday, April 09, 2009

Stir Fried Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Ground Pork



One of my quick dinner is to stir-fry noodle. I always have some chopped garlic and cut carrot in my refrigerator ready to be used. So, all I needed to do for this noodle is to julienne some red bell pepper, shallots and washed and cut some baby bok choy (available at WalMart or your local Asian supermarket). I kept boxes of 100% whole wheat spaghetti in my pantry for use in Asian or Western cooking, whichever strike my fancy that day. According to American Heart Association, diet rich in whole grains and other plant foods, and low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may help reduce the risk of heart disease. Only look for those that said 100% whole grain or 100% whole wheat to get the full benefit.

100% whole grain or whole wheat spaghetti can be delicious, just cook to the maximum amount of time listed at the back of the instruction. Cook it a minute or two longer if you prefer the texture to be softer. I once tried a sample at Costco where they tried to market the whole grain spaghetti but the salesperson undercooked it as the spaghetti was hard and chewy, what message did he send? That whole wheat/whole grain spaghetti was hard and chewy which seem to be agreeable with what the majority think. Do you think people would buy it with that kind of experience? I am doubtful. Anyway, instead of eating it with Parmesan cheese (as served in Costco), why not try stir-frying it Asian style? I have no doubt it is much delicious this way. Try it!




Ingredients:

  • 1 box (13.25 oz/ 375g) of 100% whole wheat spaghetti, cooked per package direction and drain with cold water (I cooked mine for 11 minutes).
  • 1/2 lb. Ground Pork
  • 1/4 Red bell pepper, julienne
  • 1 Carrot, cut
  • About 2-3 bunches of Baby Bok Choy, washed and cut
  • 2 cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 3 small Shallots, sliced

Sauce:

  • 4 Tbsp. Oyster sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. sugar

Method:


1. In a stir-fry pan, add in some cooking oil and fry the shallots until fragrant. Add in ground pork and garlic, fry until ground pork is on longer pink. Add in the rest of the ingredients except spaghetti and stir-fry well.


2. Add in the sauce and fry to combine. Toss in the spaghetti and mix to blend well with the sauce. Season to taste. Might need to add in a little salt if not salty enough. I serve mine with my homemade chili in oil.

I would love to share this dish with Presto Pasta Night . Presto Pasta Night was created by Ruth from Once Upon a Feast. This week host is Marye at Baking Delights. Please hop over on Friday, April 10 to see the round up. Thanks!

11 comments:

Mrs. JP said...

YUmmmmmm, I love this recipe. It's so simple and something different. Thanks for posting it.

Pearl said...

oh i used to loooove vegetarian stir fried noodles! the ground pork looks great :D

beachlover said...

I always forget about PPN until I see your posting! nice and healthy pasta!

Ruth Daniels said...

Fabulous!!! Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Night.

Stephani said...

This looks delicious, I think I'll make it this weekend, thanks for sharing the recipe!

Taste of My Life said...

This looks GOOD!

marye said...

Looks delicious!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Glad you liked it Mrs. JP, you know my recipes are mostly easy and simple, that's the key with my cooking. Not too complicated yet delicious to the last bite. ;) Hope you and Mr.JP like it. :)

Thanks Pearl. You can substitute the ground pork with fried small cubed tofu for all vegetarian version. :)

Beachlover, how can you forget about PPN? :P

Thanks Ruth. Always my pleasure. :)

Thanks Stephani, hope you like this stir-fry noodle.

Thanks Taste of my Life.

Thanks Marye and for hosting the PPN this week. :)

tigerfish said...

You don't have to convince me about whole wheat pasta! I love it too!

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Your spaghetti looks good...

Anonymous said...

Oh that looks so yummy!

I always keep thinking spaghetti is not suitable to be stir-fried but I think I will try it out since your pictures look so tempting!
Thanks!