Hot & sour pork & pepper stir-fry

Hot & sour pork & pepper stir-fry

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(31 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 2
A fresh, simple dish with a refreshing hint of lime, and it's superhealthy too - so what's not to love?

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal506
  • fat15g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs64g
  • sugars21g
  • fibre4g
  • protein34g
  • salt1.11g
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  • 100g Thai jasmine rice



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 250g pork fillet, cut into finger-width strips
  • 1 red and 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and sliced



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • juice 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • ½ red chilli, sliced


  1. Place the rice in a saucepan with 300ml boiling water. Bring to the boil, stir once, cover with a lid and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 15 mins, by which time the rice should have absorbed all the liquid and be perfectly cooked. Dry-fry the sesame seeds until toasted golden, then tip into a small bowl and set aside.

  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan or wok, add the pork and peppers and stir-fry for 5-6 mins over a high heat until the pork is lightly browned and cooked through. Mix the cornflour and soy sauce together in a bowl, then add the lime juice, honey, chilli and sesame seeds, plus 6 tbsp cold water. Pour into the wok and cook until the sauce has slightly thickened, tossing the pan to coat the pork and peppers. Serve with the rice.

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23rd Jul, 2015
Loved it, simple, very tasty, healthy dish
17th Mar, 2014
Very little taste I found - won't be bothering with it again.
22nd May, 2013
Thanks to all the reviewers who warned about the sweetness - I used a tablespoon of honey and that was still a bit too sweet but not unbearably so. Next time I'll halve it again! Apart from that it's a yummy sauce, I like the way it thickens up and coats the meat. I used half a courgette and small onion instead of pepper.
26th Mar, 2013
Loved it! was hotter than I was expecting but was lovely will definitely cook again
23rd Mar, 2013
The missus liked it, it had that nice honey/ soy combination to it, always tastes better than the local takeaway!
29th Jan, 2013
Tasty dish. I made it for four, and it seemed to take much longer to prepare than stated, even doubling it. I'm a bit slow chopping peppers, I think. The sauce was popular.
19th Oct, 2012
This was OK but nothing special - I doubt that I'll bother with it again.
20th Jul, 2012
Very nice and very quick added more chilli as like it spicy
21st Jun, 2012
I added garlic and ginger and cut down on the honey and served with noodles family really enjoyed it and asked for seconds!
19th Apr, 2012
This is really easy, quick and tasty. Doesn't have many ingredients in it and most are in the cupboard anyway. Have had this a few times now.


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