I recently tried orzo pasta and now I love making it instead of rice for some of my favorite Asian dishes. Try this delicious recipe – the meat is so tender, it melts in your mouth! Feel free to add any of your favorite vegetables, too!
Teriyaki Pork Stir-Fry With Seasoned Orzo
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- 1 pound pork tenderloin, very thinly sliced
- salt and ground black pepper
- Marinade Ingredients:
- 1/4 cup tamari sauce
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons sesame seed oil
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 4 large garlic cloves, finely minced
- For Vegetables:
- 1 zucchini, sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1/2 head of cauliflower, cut into smaller pieces
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon EACH: salt, black pepper
- 1 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- For Orzo:
- 1 small box plain orzo
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon each: ground black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Prepare orzo according to package instructions, strain, cover and set aside.
- Heat sauté pan and add the butter; melt completely over medium/high heat. Add the orzo and all seasonings. Fry the orzo, coating with butter for 4 to 5 minutes until lightly browned.
- Heat a large sauté pan over high heat and add a tablespoon of canola oil. Place all vegetables into a large bowl and add seasonings. Toss to coat well then transfer into heated pan. Cook vegetables over medium/high heat with pan covered for 4 minutes. Then uncover and continue to fry vegetables until they reach desired tenderness. Remove from pan into bowl and keep warm.
- Combine marinade ingredients in small saucepan and add garlic. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook for 5 minutes.
- Clean sauté pan and add a tablespoon of canola oil and the pork. Season well with salt and pepper and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes over high heat. Continue to cook for additional 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from pan into bowl and keep warm.
- Serve all components together.