Green bean & pork noodle bowls
Prep 20 mins | Cook 10 mins | Serves 4
3 x 70g pkts 2-minute instant noodles
1 tbs oil
500g pork mince
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 green onions (shallots), trimmed and thinly sliced
1 carrot, shredded
300g green beans, roughly chopped
2 tbs kecap manis
½ cup chicken stock
1 cup bean sprouts, trimmed
Chopped roasted peanuts, to serve (optional)
Step 1 Discard noodle flavourings and cook noodles following packet directions. Drain and set aside.
Step 2 Heat a wok over medium-high heat. Add oil and heat until hot. Add pork and garlic and cook, tossing often, until sealed and white. Add green onions, carrot and beans and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
Step 3 Add kecap manis and stock. Cover and cook, tossing, for 2 minutes until pork is cooked through. Toss through noodles and bean sprouts until hot. Spoon into serving bowls and sprinkle with chopped peanuts if liked and serve.
Good for you ... Green Beans
Provide some iron, which is especially useful for choose a vegetarian diet. Iron is needed for making red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout the body. The vitamin C in beans also helps the absorption of iron.
Beans are also a good source of folate, one of the B vitamins that is important for growth and development in children and for normal blood formation at all ages.