Sweet & Sour 
Hunan Stir-Fry

Traditional Asian ingredients – soy sauce, rice vinegar and ginger – give ham and cabbage a nontraditional sweet and salty flavor. For a twist, we’ve paired this dish with farro, an ancient grain, instead of the traditional rice.

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Brandon Barre
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min
45 min


  • 1 cup farro
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp white miso 
(TRY: Eden Organic Shiro Miso)
  • 1 tbsp rice cooking wine 
(NOTE: This is also known as 
Chinese cooking wine or Shaoxing; 
if it’s unavailable, dry sherry is a 
good substitute.)
  • 1 tsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp organic evaporated cane juice
  • 1 tbsp safflower oil
  • 1 tbsp peeled and minced 
fresh ginger
  • 1 5-oz slice thick uncured all-natural ham, nitrite- and nitrate-free, cut 
into matchsticks
  • 5 cups coarsely chopped green 
cabbage (about 1 lb)
  • 2 carrots, peeled and thinly 
sliced diagonally
  • 3 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces


  1. In a medium saucepan, add farro, salt and 2 cups water. Cover and bring to a boil, reduce to low, cover and simmer until farro is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together miso, rice wine, soy sauce, vinegar and cane juice; set aside.
  3. In a large wok or skillet on high, heat oil. Add ginger and stir-fry until fragrant, 20 seconds. Add ham and stir-fry until lightly browned, 30 seconds. Add cabbage and carrots and stir-fry until cabbage wilts and is lightly browed, 1 1/2 minutes.
  4. Add miso mixture and green onions; heat and stir until combined, about 1 minute more. Divide farro and ham mixture among plates.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 1/2 cups ham mixture and 1/4 of farro
  • Calories 292
  • Carbohydrate Content 46 g
  • Cholesterol Content 18 mg
  • Fat Content 5 g
  • Fiber Content 9 g
  • Protein Content 14 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 1 g
  • Sodium Content 577 mg
  • Sugar Content 6 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 3 g