Diane's Thai Pork Balls and Veggies


Taste of Thai Ginger Soup Mix *
Taste of Thai Peanut Salad Dressing Mix *
1 1/2 pounds ground pork
1/2 cup oatmeal (uncooked)

1 med onion sliced
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
1 cup water (or coconut milk) **

1 cup raw peas
2 cups snow peas
1 cup baby carrots, whole
1 cup water (or lite coconut milk)

2-4 tablespoons peanut oil (depending on the fat in the pork)

3 cups cooked jasmine rice

In bowl mix pork, one envelop Thai salad dressing mix and oatmeal. Form into 1 inch balls and saute on med high heat until brown all over in the oil.

Remove pork balls from pan. Add onion to pan and the contents of the Thai Ginger soup mix and stir till the onions are coated with the soup mix. Add garlic and stir to spread around. Lower the heat and add water (or coconut milk) to pan and scrape up the bits and allow ginger soup mix to dissolve the paste. Return pork balls to pan and add carrots. Stir to cover the balls with the liquid. Cook 5 minutes on low to fully cook the pork balls.

Raise heat to bring liquid to boil. Add snow peas and peas and stir. Cover to allow those to steam. (We like our veggies almost raw, but cook to your taste)

Serve over Jasmine rice.


* Taste of Thai is a brand of Thai prepared food sold in many grocery stores in their ethnic sections.

** The mix calls for coconut milk, but i used water to save calories and fat.  It really worked and makes a lighter tasting sauce.