Last week on My Kitchen Rules Jake and Elle won the People’s Choice Award with this yummy dish in the Budget Challenge. The show itself gets on my nerves for lots of reasons, but still, I find myself watching it with some regularity. I was so glad I saw this episode! It was easy to find the recipe online and it truly was a fast, easy and cheap meal to make. And the whole family loved it. I love how it uses mince rather than pieces of expensive meat which I always seems to murder in the stir-frying, resulting in tough bits of meat that are hard to eat. But this pork mince stir-fry is wonderfully forgiving – a great one, I imagine, to teach teenagers to cook for themselves when necessary. At the most, this tasty stir fry will take 15 minutes to prepare and another 15 to cook, and using the quantities listed below will cost around $10 to make. Serves 4, though I stretched it out to serve 6 by adding more noodles and it worked a treat.
- 400g egg noodles
- 1/3 cup kecap manis
- 1½ tbs fish sauce
- 2 tsp vegetable oil
- 1 onion, peeled, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled, crushed
- 500g pork mince
- ½ bunch coriander, chopped
- 1 bird’s-eye chilli, finely chopped
- 1cm-piece fresh ginger, finely chopped
- 2 carrots, julienned
- 1 bunch bok choy, chopped
- Coriander, to garnish
1. Cook noodles in a saucepan of salted boiling water according to packet instructions. Drain noodles and set aside.
2. Combine kecap manis and fish sauce in a small jug.
3. Heat oil in a wok or large deep frying pan over high heat. Add onion and cook for 2 minutes or until onion softens. Add garlic and cook for a further 1 minute. Add pork mince and sitr-fry, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up any lumps, for 5 minutes or until browned. Add remaining ingredients and cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes. Add sauce and noodles and stir through for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
4. Garnish with coriander to serve.
• You can also use chicken or turkey mince in this dish.
• For variety, this spiced pork mixture would also be great served in lettuce cups or with rice.
• You can add any type of extra vegetables to this dish – try sliced red capsicum, baby corn or bean sprouts.