Pork and Tofu Stir-Fry with Soba

This one-dish recipe pairs lean pork loin and tofu with nutritious soba (buckwheat noodles), crunchy vegetables, and zesty Asian seasonings.

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Pork and Tofu Stir-Fry with Soba
Makes: 4  servings Prep 30 mins Marinate 30 mins Cook 6 mins


  • 2 tablespoons  lite soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon  fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon  chopped garlic
  • 2 teaspoons  grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon  Asian sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon  cornstarch
  • 1/2 pound  firm tofu, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 pound  boneless pork loin, trimmed and cut into thin strips
  • 6 tablespoons  low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons  rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons  lite soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon  sugar
  • 2 teaspoons  cornstarch
  • 1/2 pound  soba (buckwheat noodles) or whole wheat spaghetti
  • 2 teaspoons  vegetable oil, divided
  • 4 cups  thinly sliced green cabbage
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces  shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup  fresh bean sprouts
  • 1/4 cup  fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish


1. For the marinade combine 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon orange juice, 1 tablespoon garlic, ginger, sesame oil and 1 teaspoon cornstarch in a small bowl. Remove 2 tablespoons to another small bowl. Toss tofu in bowl with the 2 tablespoons marinade. Toss pork in the other bowl with the remaining marinade. Cover bowls and marinate in the refrigerator 30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, for the sauce, combine chicken broth, rice wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, sugar and 2 teaspoons cornstarch in another small bowl.

3. Start to cook noodles according to package directions.

4. Heat 1 teaspoon of the vegetable oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over high heat. Add pork and cook, stirring, 1 to 2 minutes or until dark brown; transfer to a small bowl.

5. Reduce heat to medium-high. Add remaining 1 teaspoon vegetable oil to skillet. Add cabbage, bell pepper and mushrooms; cook, stirring, 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in sauce, pork and tofu with marinade. Cook 2 minutes or until mixture is heated through and sauce thickens.

6. Drain noodles; divide among 4 serving plates. Top each serving with pork-tofu mixture and sprouts. Garnish with cilantro, if desired. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 4
  • cal.(kcal)480,
  • Fat, total(g)16,
  • chol.(mg)36,
  • sat. fat(g)4,
  • carb.(g)58,
  • pro.(g)32,
  • sodium(mg)1154,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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