Lo mein is a Chinese restaurant takeout favorite that's easy to make at home. This lo mein recipe features lean pork loin chops and snap peas, but snow peas or asparagus work well too. Serve with shredded radish and cabbage tossed with rice vinegar. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2012

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes or according to package directions. Drain.

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  • Combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, cornstarch and sugar in a small bowl.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add snap peas and cook, stirring frequently, until beginning to soften, about 2 minutes. Add pork and cook, stirring, until no longer pink on the outside, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir the soy sauce mixture, pour into the pan and cook, stirring, until thickened, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Add the pasta to the pan and toss to coat with the sauce. Serve topped with scallions.

Nutrition Facts

395 calories; 11.6 g total fat; 1.8 g saturated fat; 43 mg cholesterol; 751 mg sodium. 374 mg potassium; 51 g carbohydrates; 8.3 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 24.3 g protein; 487 IU vitamin a iu; 10 mg vitamin c; 40 mcg folate; 76 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 104 mg magnesium; 1 mg thiamin; 1 g added sugar;

Reviews (13)

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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2014
Good healthy food I made this last night it took one hour total from starting to chop to setting on the table. I cut back the vinegar as suggested by everyone (1.5 TBLS) added 1 TBLS of Asian garlic pepper sauce (comes in a jar in the Chinese food section) LOTS more garlic as we love it halved the amount of snap peas and added some broccoli and mushrooms to bring the veggies up to 2 cups. Towards the end I separated out some for leftovers then added shredded napa cabbage and shredded carrots to the pan warmed and served with garlic Parmesan bread. Very good meal and lots of leftovers. When I have spaghetti-type leftovers I like to heat a small cast iron skillet in the toaster oven swipe with olive oil when it's hot then dump in the spaghetti leftovers to warm up. The hot skillet gives the bottom and sides some crunch. Pros: Easy to make fresh ingredients Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2014
QUICK AND EASY MY HUSBAND LIKED THIS. HE WON'T TRY ANYTHING DIFFERENT. IT HELPED THE SAUCE COATED THE WHOLE WHEAT PASTA. I WILL MAKE THIS AGAIN!! Pros: SIMPLE Cons: USE LESS OIL Read More
Rating: 2 stars
10/22/2013
Needs oyster sauce A shake or two of oyster sauce added to the sauce will make a world of difference. It's a little extra salt and sugar but still way healthier than Chinese takeout. Pros: Easy Cons: One-dimensional Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/12/2013
This was just OK. I followed the recipe exactly. Not the best thing I ever ate but it was quick and easy. I'll make again with the added veggies that other reviewers recommended. Pros: Quick Easy Cheap Cons: NULL Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2013
BOMB-DIGITY Used Sesame seed oil in place of canola and reduced the rice vinegar to 2 tablespoons. Added a few other veggies and this was aMAzing! Definitely going to make this again. Thank you Eating well! Pros: EASY TO MAKE Read More
Rating: 2 stars
04/14/2012
Not bad not great i used 2 T. vinegar like other suggestions and added carrots napa cabbage and onion. this was good but nothing special. will stick to a stir fry recipe i use for whole foods which is very similar. Pros: easy Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/13/2012
Easy and Great Flavor I've made many stir fry's and this was the easiest! Just a few ingredients and full of flavor. I thought the amount of soy sauce would be too much but after reading other reviews I made the recipe as written. The balance of flavors was right on. We like things a little spicy so I added crushed chili flakes. Also marinated the pork in a couple tablespoons of sauce for about 30 minutes. Next time will add more veggies...shredded carrot napa cabbage. Pros: Easy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2012
Easy and tastes great Used chicken instead of pork and added more vegetables like they do at the restaurant... all we were missing was the egg roll and fortune cookies:). The soy sauce smelled very strong as it was cooking but the taste was very balanced. Pros: Easy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2012
Good substitute for takeout I thought this was tasty. I added more vegetables to the snow peas: broccoli nappa cabbage carrot. My husband likes it a little sweeter so he added a little agave to his dish. Next time I make it I'll reduce the vinegar to 2 Tbs. Cons: Too much vinegar Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/29/2012
Better than take out! Good recipe. Added a little soy sauce to our plates but didn't need any other tweaking. Pros: Budget friendly easy Read More
Rating: 1 stars
02/27/2012
Vinegar City My family found this recipe barely edible. We threw it away. I'm sure there is a way to tweak the sauce but 3 Tblsps of vinegar ruined the dish. Pros: Looked great Cons: Tasted bad Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/27/2012
My family found this recipe barely edible. I'm sure there is a way to tweak it--for starters 3 Tblsps of rice vinegar is too much. The entire dish tasted pretty much like vinegar. Pros: Looks good Cons: Tastes awful Read More
Rating: 1 stars
02/27/2012
I followed this recipe exactly but my family said to throw this away. I'm sure there is a way to tweak this. Three Tblsps. of Rice Vinegar is way to much. The dish tasted like vinegar. I wasted some very nice ingredients for a dish we found barely edible. Pros: Beautiful picture. Read More