Pork and Cabbage Stir Fry

This 1970s pork and cabbage stir fry recipe is a great addition to your dinner menu collection. Its steps for preparations and cooking are spelled out in a time-saving manner and is very easy to follow. There are two aspects of focus regarding its ingredients. The focus is on the Pork and then the Vegetables. We cover both on this stir fry pork recipe. Also, this is part of our Main Courses, Rice, and Asian Categories.

This stir fry pork recipe is a great base addition to your dinner menu collection. It explains all the steps in sequence from chopping the veggies to cooking on low to finish it up for serving.
Pork and Cabbage Stir Fry
Pork and Cabbage Stir Fry in Frying Pan
Pork and Cabbage Stir Fry in Frying Pan

Stir Fry Recipe With Pork

If you have some pork leftover from pork chops, a tenderloin, or a pork roast, you could cut up the meat and easily use those cooked pieces in this recipe. So, I make this recipe often for a good use of leftover pork.

On the recipe steps, you start with cutting up the leftover pork. You only change the pork cooking step to focus on reheating the pork cubes or strips, instead of actually cooking it, and the time for that is reduced by half. There are no changes after that. There is a step you will do later where you add the cooked pork back into the pan or wok. That’s where you toss in the leftover pork and it will heat up just fine during the remaining steps.

The biggest advantage is you can easily add, remove, or change out any of the vegetables. So, start this recipe with the more common kitchen vegetables that are excellent for stir fry. If you wanted it to be more Asian, here are some of the changes you could make this stir fry recipe with pork that I have also done.

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1 Make White Rice Recipe
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2 Stir Fry Pork with Vegetables Cutup and Prepped Using Leftover Pork
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3 Mixed Together Everything to Start to Stir Fry
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4 Stir Fried and Ready to Serve

Pork and Cabbage Stir Fry Vegetables

This pork and cabbage stir fry vegetables use diced celery, shredded carrots, and chopped cabbage. If you wanted to change something out you can. In place of cabbage, you could use chopped bok choy, for example.

If you didn’t have any celery or didn’t want to use it, just leave it out. And, regarding the carrots, they can be shredded or diced. Also, if you wanted, you could exchange the onion for leeks instead. Be aware that leeks are a bit stronger than green onions.

And, if you wanted to add something you’ve had before with stir fry recipes, go with it. You could add in bean sprouts, for example.

EASY Steps of How To Make Stir Fry Pork Recipe

Here are the summarized easy-to-follow steps used to make the best stir fry pork recipe. The recipe shows these steps in detail and includes an organized sequential order to make it for saving steps and time.

  1. Initially, make the white rice.
  2. Then, pull out all the food ingredients.
  3. After that, cut or chop the meat and vegetables for their portions needed and set aside.
  4. When the white rice is done, stir fry the meat.
  5. Then, add the veggies, rice, spices, and cook on low for 10 minutes.
  6. Finally, it’s ready to serve your recipe for stir fry pork with vegetables.

Brands of Soy Sauce for Stir Fry Pork

The Kikkoman Soy Sauce is very popular as a quality soy sauce for your soy sauce usage. If you cook Asian foods or stir fry often, you might want to consider getting a larger container of it to save a lot of money.

Use ROASTED Sesame Oil for Pork Stir Fry (aka “Toasted”)

Sesame oil in fried rice is the common way to stir fry white rice. Consider getting the “roasted” or “toasted” type of sesame oil. If it’s a light color, it’s usually not that kind. The roasted sesame oil is a dark brown color and it has a much more noticeable sesame flavor. However, the containers don’t always say if it’s roasted (or toasted) or not.

Since sesame oil is costly, it too is a consideration for a larger container of it. I’ve tried a lot over the past three decades from the Asian stores in Atlanta, and have ended up staying with the Kadoya sesame oil brand. It’s extremely cost effective and the flavor has always been consistently great. I’m in a smaller city now, so I always order it from Amazon for about the same price and still save a ton, compared to those small bottles you get from a regular grocery store. WebMD has an article here on the health topic of sesame oil.

Sides that go well with Pork and Cabbage Stir Fry

Finally, good sides that pair well with stir fry pork recipes are fruits, clear soups, and light salads.

Nutritional Values of Stir Fry Pork Recipe

This stir fry pork recipe has about 710 calories. Also, more detailed nutritional values are shown in the <Print Recipe> option.

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Conclusion of Pork and Cabbage Stir Fry Recipe

So, now you’ve seen how easy it is to make this Asian stir fry pork recipe. It’s very filling and has healthy vegetables with a rich flavored roasted sesame oil. Also, it’s a perfect dish for leftover pork with a totally different taste. So, add your ingredients to your grocery list now. Let me know in the comments how yours went!

Pork and Cabbage Stir Fry

Stir Fry Pork Recipe

This stir fry pork recipe is a great base addition to your dinner menu collection. It explains all the steps in sequence from chopping the veggies to cooking on low to finish it up for serving.
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 702kcal

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  • 2 lbs pork cubed or pieces
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil or vegetable oil (for cooking pork)
  • 3 cups cooked white rice
  • 3 cups cabbage chopped
  • cup carrots diced or shredded
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • ¼ cup sesame oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp garlic powder or double amt minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp cayenne red pepper
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds optional


  • Make the white rice now or pull any premade white rice from fridge.
    3 cups cooked white rice
    Cooked White Rice for Stir Fry Pork
  • Chop the cabbage into about 1-inch pieces. Dice carrots or set aside shredded carrots. Cut onion into 1-inch pieces.
    3 cups cabbage, ⅓ cup carrots, 1 medium yellow onion
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  • Cut the pork into small cubes or strips. Using a or large deep skillet, pot, fry pan or wok, cook the pork on medium high using a small amount of sesame oil (or vegetable oil). When done, remove meat and set aside in a bowl.
    2 lbs pork, 2 Tbsp sesame oil
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  • In same pan, still on medium high, add all the veggies, rice, garlic powder, red pepper, and oil. Cook in the oil, turning frequently, scraping the pan bottom often, for about 5 minutes.
    3 cups cooked white rice, 3 cups cabbage, ⅓ cup carrots, 1 medium yellow onion, 2 tsp garlic powder, ¼ tsp cayenne red pepper, ¼ cup sesame oil
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  • Reduce heat to very low, add in the meat, soy sauce, sesame seeds, honey, brown sugar, and stir to combine well. Cover for 10 minutes, stirring just once, halfway through. Then, it's ready to serve.
    2 Tbsp honey, 2 Tbsp dark brown sugar, ¼ cup soy sauce, 2 Tbsp sesame seeds
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Calories: 702kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 640mg | Potassium: 626mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1.268IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 2mg
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