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Barley Stir Fry with Baby Back Pork Ribs and Steamed Vegetables

This Barley Stir Fry with Baby Back Pork Ribs is a quick and savory dinner made with leftover BBQ rib meat, hoisin, vegetables and steamed barley.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Chinese, Western
Keyword: baby back ribs, barley stir fry, pork rib recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 457kcal


  • 1 cup steamed barley
  • 12 oz cooked BBQ Rib meat sliced
  • 1 tsp Chinese Five Spice powder
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Serrano chile pepper diced
  • 2 garlic cloves diced
  • 1 zucchini sliced
  • 1 broccoli head cut into florets
  • 1 cauliflower head cut into florets
  • 1 carrot sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock or water
  • 2 green onions sliced thin
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • sesame seeds for garnish


  • Steam the barley per package directions. Set aside
  • Pull or slice the meat from pork ribs, Cut into small pieces. In a bowl mix the rib meat, Chinese Five Spice, soy sauce and white pepper. Set aside.
  • Cut the florets from the broccoli and cauliflower stems. Slice the carrot and zucchini on a mandolin or thin with knife. You want all the vegetables and meat basically the same size for even, quick cooking. Set aside. Slice the green onion and set aside.
  • In a hot wok or skillet add the vegetable oil, rib meat and Serrano chile. Toss to coat and cook for 2 minutes, add the garlic, toss and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the broccoli, cauliflower and carrot and cook for 2 minutes. Add the zucchini and chicken stock and cook for 2 more minutes, or until stock has steamed the vegetables slightly and evaporated. Add the steamed barley, toss to incorporate and season to taste with salt if needed.
  • Pour onto serving plate and drizzle with hoisin sauce and top with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.


Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 529mg | Potassium: 1270mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3665IU | Vitamin C: 160.6mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 4.6mg