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Cabbage Stir Fry with Pork Belly

Make this quick and easy Cabbage Stir Fry with pork belly in just a few minutes. It turns ordinary cabbage into a delicious treat, bringing out its rich buttery taste and a hint of sweetness.

Cabbage Stir Fry
Cabbage Stir Fry

This cabbage stir-fry recipe features affordable cabbage, available year-round. Despite being commonly used in coleslaw, you’ll be surprised at how delicious it becomes when stir-fried.

Stir-frying is a speedy method that keeps vegetables both healthy and tasty, as the high temperature quickly sears the food, preserving natural juices. The result: vibrant and crisp vegetables.

This is my favorite cabbage recipe—it’s simple and delicious. I add a bit of chili for some spice. It’s a great low-carb dish or pairs perfectly with a bowl of rice.

  • Cabbage: Tear the cabbage by hand, keeping the soft leaves and getting rid of the tough parts. Tearing the pieces creates more surface area allowing them to soak up more sauce and flavors.
  • Pork Belly: Pork belly goes nicely with cabbage; alternatively, you can use bacon or skip it for a vegetarian option.
  • Fried Garlic: I used pre-made fried garlic for convenience, but you can fry freshly chopped garlic for more flavor if you prefer.
  • Oil: Stir-frying usually needs more oil; you can opt for olive oil as a healthier option.
Cabbage Stir Fry
Cabbage Stir Fry

Step One: Searing pork belly and Flavor Infusion

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil, sear pork belly until slightly caramelized. Add chilies and fried garlic, stir-frying for 20 seconds.

Step Two: Cabbage Stir-Fry

Add cabbage, stir-fry quickly, then mix in soy sauce and sugar. Cook until the cabbage starts to wilt, approximately 2 minutes.

Step Three: Finish and Serve

Stir in an additional tablespoon of oil. Serve hot.

Cabbage Stir Fry
Cabbage Stir Fry
  • Preparation is Key: Have all your ingredients ready before heating the oil since stir-frying is a quick process. The total cooking time may be as short as five minutes, so efficiency is crucial.
  • Prepare Cabbage: Ensure the cabbage is thoroughly drained before frying to prevent steaming caused by water on the leaves.
  • Serving Size: Opt for smaller serving sizes when stir-frying as it ensures the food is fully cooked and sizzles quickly.
Cabbage Stir Fry with Pork Belly
Cabbage Stir Fry with Pork Belly

Whether you trying to increase your vegetable intake or just enjoy cabbage in a new way, this cabbage stir fry is a simple recipe to try. if you enjoy this dish, give me a 5-star rating. 🤗

Cabbage Stir Fry With Pork Belly

Make this quick and easy Cabbage Stir Fry with pork belly in just a few minutes. It turns ordinary cabbage into a delicious treat.
Author: Lei
4.75 from 4 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: asian
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Lactose
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 cup pork belly (thinly sliced)
  • 3 dried red chillies (roughly chopped, optional)
  • 5 large leaves of cabbage (hand-shredded into bite sized pieces, washed, and thoroughly dried)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/3 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fried garlic

Instructions

  • Add the oil (2 tablespoons) and pork belly to a frying pan over high heat, and sear the meat until slightly caramelised. Add Chilies and fried garlic and stir-fry for another 10-15 seconds.
  • Add the cabbage in, make a quick stir fry then add soy sauce and sugar and cook until the cabbage just starting to wilt, about 2 minutes.
  • Stir in one tablespoon of oil and Serve hot.

Recipe Notes:

    • Cabbage: Tear the cabbage by hand, keeping the soft leaves and getting rid of the tough parts. Tearing the pieces creates more surface area allowing them to soak up more sauce and flavors.
    • Pork Belly: Pork belly goes nicely with cabbage; alternatively, you can use bacon or skip it for a vegetarian option.
    • Fried Garlic: I used pre-made fried garlic for convenience, but you can fry freshly chopped garlic for more flavor if you prefer.
    • Oil: Stir-frying usually needs more oil; you can opt for olive oil as a healthier option.
    • Preparation is Key: Have all your ingredients ready before heating the oil since stir-frying is a quick process. The total cooking time may be as short as five minutes, so efficiency is crucial.
    • Prepare Cabbage: Ensure the cabbage is thoroughly drained before frying to prevent steaming caused by water on the leaves.
    • Serving Size: Opt for smaller serving sizes when stir-frying as it ensures the food is fully cooked and sizzles quickly.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 1075kcalCarbohydrates: 134gProtein: 36gFat: 55gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gMonounsaturated Fat: 28gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 932mgPotassium: 4019mgFiber: 57gSugar: 74gVitamin A: 2429IUVitamin C: 831mgCalcium: 914mgIron: 11mg

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One Comment

  1. 4 stars
    Gave you four stars because I couldn’t find the ingriduents.

4.75 from 4 votes (3 ratings without comment)

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