The sauce for this healthy noodle dish is made of just 3 ingredients: honey, fish sauce and store-bought chili-garlic sauce, which you can find in the Asian aisle of many grocery stores. The sauce is combined with rice noodles, pork, veggies and herbs for a simple dinner recipe that's also impressive.

Lauren Grant
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Summer 2019
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine honey, fish sauce, and chili-garlic sauce in a small bowl.

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  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium heat. Add pork, scallion whites, garlic, ginger, and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until the pork is no longer pink, about 3 minutes.

  • Add the honey mixture, stirring and scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Reduce heat to medium-low; continue cooking until the pork is just cooked through, about 2 minutes more. Remove from heat.

  • Cook rice noodles according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking water, then drain the noodles.

  • Add the noodles to the pork. Add cucumber, bean sprouts, carrots, mint, cilantro, lime juice, and scallion greens; toss to coat. Stir in the reserved cooking water, 1/4 cup at a time, until the mixture is saucy and loose.

  • Divide the pork and noodle mixture among 4 bowls and garnish with cilantro, if desired. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

375.2 calories; protein 24.9g 50% DV; carbohydrates 38.2g 12% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 3.8g 15% DV; sugars 12.5g; fat 13g 20% DV; saturated fat 2.6g 13% DV; cholesterol 57.3mg 19% DV; vitamin a iu 5762.3IU 115% DV; vitamin c 16.1mg 27% DV; folate 57.7mcg 14% DV; calcium 76.9mg 8% DV; iron 3.2mg 18% DV; magnesium 69.8mg 25% DV; potassium 646.2mg 18% DV; sodium 495.2mg 20% DV; added sugar 5.8g.

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Rating: 3 stars
05/11/2019
I made this almost exactly according to the recipe except I didn't have the bean sprouts. It required a LOT of chopping and cutting and did not taste like much after all that work. I added more fish sauce and cilantro trying to get it to have more oomph but I thought it was boring. My husband liked it but I wouldn't make it again. Read More