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20 Minute Ramen Stir Fry with Sweet and Spicy Pork

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This 20 minute pork ramen stir fry is sweet, spicy and filled with vegetables for an easy, healthy weeknight dinner.

This 20 minute pork ramen stir fry is sweet, spicy and filled with vegetables for an easy, healthy weeknight dinner.

The first time I ever heard about ramen was freshman year of college. Come 2am, many underage drinks and a few frat parties under our belts, everyone was all “RAMEN NOODLES!” like they were the best thing on earth.

Except me.

The smell of those horrible styrofoam microwave containers heating up literally made (and still makes) me want to gag. 

I was much more of an Easy Mac kinda girl personally.

This 20 minute pork ramen stir fry is sweet, spicy and filled with vegetables.

It’s sad to admit this, but years went by and I never knew ramen was actually like a “real” food and not just some horrible microwave convenience item targeted at drunk college kids without kitchens.

My eyes were finally opened to the amazingness of REAL ramen noodle bowls in recent years and now any time I find a place (usually a hole in the wall joint) that serves them, you can pretty much guarantee I’m ordering it.

After making this homemade spicy pumpkin ramen, I’ve had about 6 packs of the noodles leftover since and finally decided to put them to good use in this 20 minute sweet and spicy pork ramen stir fry.

This 20 minute pork ramen stir fry is sweet, spicy and filled with vegetables for an easy, healthy dinner.

It’s basically a noodle bowl meets vegetable stir fry with some pork thrown in, a clash of everything Asian you love and an addictive sauce that coats it all.

Speaking of addictive sauces, don’t miss these Chinese boneless spare ribs – they taste just like takeout and are another great pork option!

Ginger and garlic are the main flavors in the sauce thanks to Nakano roasted garlic seasoned rice vinegar, lots of fresh minced ginger and garlic cloves.

Add some honey and sriracha and it’s a deliciously sweet and spicy, finger licking coating to one heck of a ramen stir fry.

Beat that, college kids.

Love this 20 minute sweet and spicy pork ramen stir fry recipe?

Want more 20 minute meal ideas? This jalapeno mango chicken skillet or this spicy beef and red pepper rice bowl are perfect quick and easy weeknight meals too!

This 20 minute pork ramen stir fry is sweet, spicy and filled with vegetables for a healthy weeknight dinner.

20 Minute Sweet and Spicy Pork Ramen Stir Fry

20 Minute Sweet and Spicy Pork Ramen Stir Fry

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This 20 minute pork ramen stir fry is sweet, spicy and filled with vegetables for an easy, healthy weeknight dinner.

Ingredients

For the sauce

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Nakano roasted garlic seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger

For the stir fry

  • 8 ounces ramen noodles
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (or other oil)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1/2 pound boneless pork chop, thinly sliced
  • 1.5 pounds sitr fry vegetables (*see note)
  • chopped cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl and whisk together, set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add ramen and cook according to package directions, drain and set aside.
  3. Add the avocado oil to a large skillet over medium heat.
  4. Once hot, add the garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
  5. Add the pork to the skillet and cook until browned, about 3 minutes.
  6. Add the vegetables, toss to combine with the pork and oil mixture and cook for 3-4 minutes until just softened.
  7. Add the ramen to the skillet, pour the sauce on top and toss everything together using tongs until well combined and coated in the sauce.
  8. Garnish with cilantro and serve.

Notes

If you can't find pre-packaged prepared stir fry vegetables, use a mix of red bell peppers, mushrooms, carrots, sprouts and snow peas and/or anything else you want to throw in. It's versatile!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 909Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 866mgCarbohydrates: 108gFiber: 8gSugar: 7gProtein: 25g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

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*This post is sponsored by Nakano as part of my ongoing brand ambassadorship with them. All opinions, content and photography are my own.

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Darvin Diana

Wednesday 1st of July 2020

I’m a midwestern gal, that loves Asian cuisine! I wii def try this! I make a quicker version... using shrimp, Polska kielbasa, pork or chicken leftovers... I use a large bowl... chop all kinds of fresh veggies.. carrots, peas, asparagus, scallions, cilantro, radishes, swinish, or Swiss chard, book Chou... anything , & everything... even using the packets of dehydrated veg from the ramen... cook the ramen, pour over all the veg... add. The chicken packets... stir... add homemade chili powder... even fresh peppers! Yum! I have had so many converts! Quick, easy & yummy!

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Tuesday 10th of July 2018

How many weight watcher points?

Running to the Kitchen

Tuesday 10th of July 2018

Sorry, I have no idea. I don't do weight watchers and don't calculate nutritional information for the recipes on here.

DAFFYCO

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017

Your blog is very beautiful ! Thanks.

mia

Monday 23rd of May 2016

absolutely agree about those cups! I love how quick this can be made- it looks and sounds amazing!

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