This Teriyaki Pork Stir Fry is a quick and easy meal that is packed with crunchy vegetables. Easily adaptable, it can be served with quick cook noodles or rice. Why call for a takeaway when you can make this dish in less time with a simple homemade teriyaki sauce that you will want to put on everything!
Crispy grilled pork steaks that have been marinated in an easy homemade teriyaki sauce and served over rice and crunchy vegetables - this stir fry couldn't be easier. It's a fresh and healthy meal that is ready in just 20 minutes.
Stir fries are our go-to when we want a quick and easy meal that is packed full of vegetables. They are a great way to use up any vegetables you have in your fridge that are starting to look a bit sad. Frying them up in a nice sauce instantly brings them back to life. You get a whole lot of colour and texture, all in one dish.
- Pork - We used pork tenderloin for this recipe. You could easily swap it for chicken breast or steak though.
- Teriyaki sauce - We made our own for this recipe, but you could use shop bought if you are short on time.
- Chinese leaf cabbage - This gives the stir fry a green vegetable boost. You could use pak choi or any cabbage really.
- Baby corn - This adds some nice crunch to the stir fry. You could swap it for mange tout if you prefer.
- Carrot - A great way to add a pop of colour to the dish. Make sure to cut it in to thin strips, so that it cooks through.
- Red bell pepper - You can use any colour pepper, but we like the sweetness of red pepper.
- Red onion - You could swap red onion for a brown onion, or even use shallots.
- Spring onions (scallions) - These add a nice crunch when serving.
- Rice - You don't have to serve it with rice, and you could use noodles instead.
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
Step by step
One: In a bowl, mix together the soy sauce, honey, tomato puree, garlic and ginger.
Two: Put the pork steaks on a baking tray and pour the sauce over them. Put them under the grill and cook for 6-8 minutes each side, until the pork is no longer pink in the middle.
Three: Meanwhile, heat the sesame oil in a large pan and add the Chinese leaf, carrot, baby corn, bell pepper and red onion and gently cook for 3-4 minutes.
Four: Add the microwavable rice and stir and cook for a further 2 minutes.
Five: Add any remaining sauce to the pan and mix well.
Six: Serve the rice and vegetables on a plate and then slice the cooked pork and place on top. Sprinkle with chopped spring onions.
You can buy a teriyaki sauce to make this even easier, but our homemade sauce is SO simple and made with ingredients your probably already have in your cupboard. Plus, you can control exactly what goes in to it and keep the salt levels to a minimum.
Our teriyaki sauce is made of just 5 ingredients - soy sauce, honey, tomato puree (to thicken) garlic and ginger. You could add some rice wine or sesame seed oil too it too, but we think it's perfect just the way it is. We also add a pinch of chilli flakes because we like things spicy!
Alternative to pork
We used pork tenderloin for this recipe and then cut it in to strips, but this dish is easily adaptable. You could grill a chicken breast in the same way, or throw some kind prawns or tofu in to the dish at the same time as the rice. You could also just keep it vegetarian with lots of chunky vegetables.
What vegetables to add
This is such a great way to use up vegetables, so really there is nothing you can't use here. We like to make sure there is some kind of leafy green like pak choi, Chinese cabbage or kale and then some crunchy vegetables like baby corn, bell pepper and carrots. But you could also pack the dish out with a few different mushrooms for added texture and even some bean sprouts. Peas would add some extra colour too.
To make this a really quick and easy meal, we just added a packet of ready cooked microwavable rice to the pan to make it more filling. You could cook the rice from fresh, but that is going to add time.
If you aren't a fan of rice, then you could swap with for ready cooked noodles, or boil some wholewheat noodles and then add them to the pan once they are drained.
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Teriyaki Pork Stir Fry
- 220 g (8 oz) Pork steaks
- 3 tablespoon Low salt soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon Tomato puree
- 2 tablespoon Honey
- 2 Garlic clove - crushed
- 30 g (1 oz) Fresh ginger - grated
- 1 pinch Chilli flakes - optional
- 1 teaspoon Sesame oil
- 1 head Chinese leaf - shredded
- 6 Baby corn - diced
- 1 Carrot - cut in the thin strips
- 1 Red bell pepper - diced
- 1 Red onion - diced
- 250 g (2 cups) Ready cooked rice
- 2 Spring onion (Scallion) - sliced
- In a bowl, mix together 3 tablespoon Low salt soy sauce, 2 tablespoon Honey, 1 tablespoon Tomato puree, 2 Garlic clove and 30 g Fresh ginger.
- Put 220 g Pork steaks onto a baking tray and pour the sauce over them. Put them under the grill and cook for 6-8 minutes each side, until the pork is no longer pink in the middle.
- Meanwhile, heat 1 teaspoon Sesame oil in a large pan and add 1 head Chinese leaf, 1 Carrot, 6 Baby corn, 1 Red bell pepper and 1 Red onion and gently cook for 3-4 minutes.
- Add 250 g Ready cooked rice and stir and cook for a further 2 minutes.
- Add any remaining sauce to the pan and mix well.
- Serve the rice and vegetables on a plate and then slice the cooked pork and place on top. Sprinkle with 2 Spring onion (Scallion) (chopped) and 1 pinch Chilli flakes (optional).
- Add a little bit of extra sweetness to this dish by throwing in a small can of pineapple chunks at the same time as the rice.
- If you don't want to use pork, use grilled chicken breast or add some king prawns or tofu to the pan with the rice.
- You can swap the rice for cooked noodles too.
- Get creative with the vegetables and use whatever you have on hand. This dish is a great way to use up vegetables to reduce food waste.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.