Hot & sour pork & pepper stir-fry

Hot & sour pork & pepper stir-fry

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(30 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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3rd Dec, 2010
It was nice... but average. I've cooked much better in the past!
1st Nov, 2010
Very easy and quick to make. It was better than a takeaway (and cheaper too!!).
28th Oct, 2010
this went down a treat with me and the hubby. Very fast and very good. I had to add more water and next time I would add more soy but top marks from me!
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28th Oct, 2010
Easy and delicious I think I must like it sweet!
26th Oct, 2010
delicious, i didnt add the chilli in case it was too hot but def needed it for that exra oomph
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21st Oct, 2010
I was so looking forward to making this, but when i did i found it to not be as nice as it looks. It was definitely too sweet - i agree with the other reviewer there was way too sweet. i also thought there was too much lime juice too so i would cut that down. I ended up having to rescue the stir fry with other ingredients because it was unbearably sweet and acidic... won't be making it agin :(
20th Oct, 2010
This dish was simple to make,and delicious.It had a lovely fresh,light taste.
19th Oct, 2010
Nice for a mid week dinner. a little sweet for meso I will use less honey and a touch more soy. Also added green beans.


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