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30 minutes
4
Adjust servings
dairy-free
gluten-free
(?)
Has gluten from:
sesame paste
soy sauce, thin (lite)
udon noodle (fresh)
kid friendly
has meat
(?)
Has meat from:
ground pork (16% fat)
pork rib
has pasta
(?)
Has pasta from:
udon noodle (fresh)
has seafood
mediterranean
vegan
(?)
Not vegan due to:
granulated sugar
ground pork (16% fat)
pork rib
vegetarian
(?)
Not vegetarian due to:
ground pork (16% fat)
pork rib
pescetarian
(?)
Not pescetarian due to:
pork rib
paleo
(?)
Not paleo due to:
dark sesame oil
granulated sugar
vegetable oil
udon noodle (fresh)
This recipe has no customizations.
 
Nutrition to Balance
This recipe has Calories as 76.9% and Protein as 83.9% (as a percentage of RDA).
 
You'll likely need to take these into account today to balance out your diet.
 
Nutrition Rating Details
Here are the percentages used to determine the nutritional rating for this recipe:
• Calcium: 3.0% of RDA
• Calories: 76.9% of RDA
• Carbs: 15.6% of RDA
• Fat (total lipid): 71.5% of RDA
• Fiber: 18.8% of RDA
• Fructose: 3.7% of RDA
• Protein: 83.9% of RDA
• Sodium: 71.8% of RDA
• Sugar: 24.1% of RDA
• Vitamin A (IU): 23.9% of RDA
• Vitamin B6: 122% of RDA
• Vitamin C: 65.0% of RDA
• Iron: 6.9% of RDA
• Magnesium: 44.8% of RDA
• Manganese: 19.7% of RDA
• Niacin: 96.3% of RDA
• Potassium: 53.9% of RDA
• Zinc: 81.4% of RDA
If any nutritional component is greater than 75% of RDA (or any vitamin/mineral is greater than 600% of RDA), the recipe gets a “Nutrition to Balance” rating.
Whether this matters for your diet depends mostly on what other foods you consume today.
 
MAIN RECIPE INGREDIENTS
Amount
Measure
Ingredient
 
2
tbsp
 
2
tsp
 
2
tbsp
 
2
tbsp
 
2
tsp
 
1
tsp
 
1
tbsp
 
2
cloves
minced.
 
1
whole
minced.
 
8
ounces, weight
coarsely ground.
 
8
leaves
minced.
 
2
tbsp
 
1
lb
Can use 1 lb fresh Chinese wheat noodles.
 
1/3
cups
 
2
whole
trimmed and thinly sliced.
 
1
cup
 
 
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INGREDIENTS FOR: BASIC ASIAN STOCK (BEEF, PORK, OR CHICKEN)
Amount
Measure
Ingredient
 
3
lbs
Chicken or beef can be used, depending on the flavor of stock you want.
 
1
lb
Peeled and cut into 2-inch-thick rounds. Can use whole white round turnips as well.
 
4
inches
sliced and lightly crushed.
 
8
whole
trimmed and lightly crushed.
 
1
tsp
Can use white peppercorns.
 
 
 
Add for taste.
 
 
PREPARATION
MAKING THE STOCK
1.
Follow the steps under "Dependent Recipes" for Basic Asian Stock.
MAKING THE SESAME PASTE
2.
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the sesame paste, sesame oil, miso, vinegar, chili-garlic sauce, and sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved.
MAKING THE SAUCE
3.
In a medium saucepan, heat the vegetable oil over high heat. Stir-fry the garlic and shallot until fragrant and golden, 1 to 2 minutes.
4.
Add the ground pork and stir-fry to break it up. Add the cabbage and stir-fry until the meat is cooked through, about 2 to 3 minutes.
5.
Add the stock and soy sauce and bring to a boil.
6.
Turn off the heat, stir in the sesame paste mixture, and continue stirring until the sauce is well blended. Cover until ready to serve.
MAKING THE NOODLES
7.
Bring a pot of water to a boil over high heat, and cook the noodles until tender yet firm, about 3 minutes for dried udon, 10 seconds for fresh udon, or 2 minutes for fresh Chinese noodles. Drain the noodles and divide among large soup bowls or plates.
8.
Drain the noodles and divide among large soup bowls or plates.
9.
Spoon an equal amount of the pork sauce over each serving, and drizzle lightly with hot chili oil, if desired.
10.
Garnish with peanuts, sliced scallions, and cilantro leaves.
DEPENDENT RECIPES:
1.
This dependent recipe has a "yields ratio" of 1. This means that for every 1 serving of the main recipe you're making, make 1 serving of the dependent recipe.
 
THIS RECIPE CAN BE CUSTOMIZED
1.
Make it Gluten Free!
 
A partially gluten-free variant of this recipe can be made to reduce the amount of gluten. Just substitute gluten-free soy sauce (lite) for soy sauce, thin (lite).
2.
Make it Wheat Free!
 
A partially wheat-free variant of this recipe can be made to reduce the amount of wheat. Just substitute gluten-free soy sauce (lite) for soy sauce, thin (lite).
 
NUTRITION
This recipe has the following nutrient totals:
Calories 1537
Protein 94.3 g
Carbohydrates 42.9 g
Iron 1.30 mg
Fiber 5.27 g
Calcium 29.7 mg
(plus many more nutrients)
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