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The Easiest Pancit Guisado Recipe for Special Occasions

Pancit guisado food trays and bilaos are massive hits, especially around party season. Next to lechon manok stalls, establishments selling stir-fried noodles are everywhere. Although convenient, takeout pancit is pricey when you need to feed a large group. Luckily, noodle stir-fries are uncomplicated to make at home.

Deciding which pancit version to make is overwhelming when there are more than a dozen options. The solution is to pick a recipe with simple pancit guisado ingredients. It also helps to select a recipe you can prep in less than an hour. Take, for example, this quick-cooking vermicelli dish you can make in a single pot.

Ingredients for Pancit Guisado Recipe

A pack of Knorr Chicken Cubes
  • ½ cup thinly sliced pork
  • 3½ cups water, divided
  • 2-3 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 small pc red onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½ cup sliced chicken liver (bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 small pc carrot, cut into strips
  • ¼ cup chicharo, ends trimmed
  • 2 cups cabbage strips
  • 2 tbsp chopped kinchay
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 pcs Knorr Pork Cubes
  • pinch of ground black pepper and salt
  • 1 (240-g) pack pancit bihon (vermicelli)

How to Cook Pancit Guisado 

Step 1

Boil pork in ½ cup water for 10-15 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Step 2

Heat oil in a pan. Stir-fry pork until brown. Sauté onion and garlic until tender.

Step 3

Add chicken liver and stir-fry until cooked. Add vegetables and cook for 1 minute.

Step 4

Add 3 cups water, soy sauce, and Knorr Pork Cubes; mix well. Bring to a simmer. Season to taste. Transfer meat and vegetables to a bowl; set aside.

Step 5

Add noodles to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until the stock is fully absorbed. Transfer to a serving platter. Top with cooked meat and vegetables. Serve immediately.

Anyone can follow these five easy steps for money-saving pancit guisado for any occasion. You can even reduce cooking time further by preparing meat and vegetables ahead. Avoid spoilage by packing pre-cooked and cooled ingredients separately. On the day of your celebration, cook the noodles and finish with warmed toppings. Remember to offer pre-cut calamansi or store-bought calamansi juice to drizzle over the pancit.

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