ZENB Sichuan-Style Mapo Rotini


PREP TIME 10 minutes

COOK TIME 13 minutes

TOTAL TIME 23 minutes

Nutrition Facts


Serving Size: 193g
Servings: 6

Calories: 320

Amount per Serving*% Daily Value
Total Fat19g24%
Saturated Fat5g25%
Trans Fat0g
Dietary Fiber3g11%
Total Sugar2g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 2%
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 38mg 2%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 404mg 8%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.


Sichuan is a Chinese province known for their hot and spicy culinary creations. ZENB Sichuan-Style Mapo Rotini recipe will transport you there without a passport. In under 30 minutes, you can enjoy this dish using ZENB Rotini Pasta while tantalizing your tastebuds. It is also a good source of protein.


  • 1 box (12 ounces) ZENB Rotini Pasta made from 100% Yellow Peas, uncooked
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 inch piece fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns, finely ground
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 3 tablespoons Chinese black bean garlic sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon each kosher salt & ground black pepper
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped unsalted toasted cashews



Cook ZENB Pasta as directed on package. Reserve 1-1/2 cups pasta cooking water. Drain; keep warm.


Meanwhile heat oil in large deep skillet on medium-high heat until shimmering. Add garlic, ginger, jalapeño and Sichuan peppercorns. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly, until fragrant. Add pork to skillet; reduce heat to medium. Cook 4-5 minutes until browned, while breaking up large chunks with a wooden spoon.


Add reserved pasta water, black bean sauce, sesame oil, salt & pepper to skillet. Cook 4-5 minutes, or until liquid is reduced by half. Arrange warm pasta on serving platter. Spoon pork mixture over pasta. Sprinkle with green onions and cashews before serving.

Tasty Tips

Black bean garlic sauce is a savory condiment often used for stir-frys and marinades in Chinese cooking. It’s made with a flavorful blend of salted, fermented black beans, garlic, oil and seasonings. Look for the jarred sauce in the spice aisle of a well-stocked grocery store, Asian market or online.

Sichuan peppercorns are fragrant, citrusy seed husks of a peppercorn native to China’s Sichuan region. They are available in green and red varieties, and add a tingly numbing effect in a dish. Grind Sichuan peppercorns in small batches as they lose their intensity over time. Use a mortar and pestle or process in an electric coffee grinder until finely ground before using.

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