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Rotini with Pork and Broccoli

Rotini with Pork and BroccoliRecipe courtesy of the National Pasta Association.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound rotini (spiral) pasta, uncooked
10 ounces very lean pork, cut into 2-inch strips
1 tablespoon vegetable or peanut oil
1 medium onion, cut in half and sliced thin
2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
2 cups broccoli florets, cut into small pieces
2 cups carrots, sliced
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons molasses or honey
2 tablespoons dry roasted peanuts, unsalted
1/4 cup water

Cooking Directions:

  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  2. Sauté pork strips in oil in a large skillet over medium high heat until well done. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Add onion and garlic to skillet and stir until onion is wilted and lightly browned, about 4 minutes.
  4. Add broccoli, carrots and pork; sauté until vegetables are tender-crisp, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Combine soy sauce, molasses and water and add to skillet. Heat to boiling.
  6. Add pasta to the pork-broccoli mixture and stir until pasta is well mixed.
  7. Serve immediately. Garnish with chopped peanuts.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the National Pasta Association.