Servings: Serves 4
Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large wok over medium heat. Add star anise, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes; stir-fry until garlic and ginger are just golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer garlic mixture to a small bowl; set aside.
Increase heat to medium-high and heat remaining oil in wok. Add pork and stir-fry until golden brown all over, 4 to 5 minutes. Return garlic mixture to wok; add soy sauce and toss well. Transfer contents of wok to a large bowl; cover and keep warm.
Return wok to heat. Add bok choy and 1/4 cup water, then immediately cover, reduce heat to medium and cook, gently tossing halfway through, until bright green and just tender, about 5 minutes.
Divide warm noodles among bowls; top with stir-fried pork and bok choy. Serve immediately.
Extra idea: Combine the same spices to make a marinade for grilled pork chops or tenderloin.
From the April 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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