Sweet & Sour Pork Stir-Fry



No story about this one, other than generally loving Asian stir-fry and teriyaki sauce!

serves 4-6

  • 1 lb. boneless thin-sliced center-cut pork chop
  • Homemade sweet & sour teriyaki sauce:
    • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
    • 2 Tbsp olive oil
    • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
    • 2 Tbsp honey
    • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
    • 2 tsp hot chili sauce (such as Sriracha or other Asian chili sauce/paste)
    • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
    • 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
    • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 5 cups assorted diced veggies (I used a cup each of onions, peppers, mushrooms, and 2 cups  chopped broccoli)
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil + 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic + 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 6 cups cooked rice (or about 1 1/2 – 2 cups uncooked rice – follow whatever measurements come with your rice)


  1. Cut pork chops into thin strips, about 2 inches long and  2 cm wide. Place in a shallow tupperware container or bowl.
  2. To prepare the marinade, simply combine all ingredients for homemade sweet & spicy teriyaki sauce and whisk together until well combined. Pour teriyaki sauce over pork chop strips, making sure each piece is well-coated. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  3. While pork is marinating, cook rice according to box directions (if not cooked already). Set aside and cover.
  4. In an extra-large frying pan, heat olive oil and sesame oil. Add diced veggies and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally (about 10 minutes).
  5. While veggies are cooking, lightly spray a separate frying pan with cooking spray and heat to medium-low. Add pork chops, including all of the sauce, and cook until meat is done (about 6-8 minutes), flipping pork occasionally.
  6. Add pork chops (with sauce) and rice to pan with veggies (this is why you need an extra-large pan) and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Serve with chopped scallions and cilantro.
whisk ingredients for teriyaki sauce together
cut pork chops into thin strips
pour teriyaki sauce over sliced pork
after marinating for 1-2 hours, remove from fridge and cook in a skillet over medium heat


once pork is cooked, add to cooked veggies
stir in rice, and your meal is complete!



8 Comments Add yours

  1. kat says:

    this looks so yummy! I want to try the marinade!

    1. hp11260 says:

      thank you, it is pretty tasty! I originally called it “sweet and spicy” but my mother said it tasted more sweet and sour so that’s what I ended up calling it.

  2. sybaritica says:

    That brand of Chili paste (sambl Oelek) is terrific isn’t it?

    1. hp11260 says:

      Yes, I always add it to Asian dishes or even sandwiches! It’s spicy but not too hot.

  3. Lauren @ Powered by Oatmeal says:

    Pork is so underrated! This looks awesome

    1. hp11260 says:

      It really is. I always cook with chicken and thought I should give pork a try. I bought a pork tenderloin the other day that I’m working on a recipe for!

  4. I love DIY Chinese food! So much healthier than takeout. Looks great, Hannah!

    1. hp11260 says:

      Me too! Asian food is one of my weakness, so it’s nice to know how to make it at home without all the salt and fat!

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