Mandarin oranges add a splash of color and citrus flavor to this tasty entree shared by Melanie Gable of Roseville, Michigan. With just a few minutes of prep, it’s a complete meal in a flash.
- 1-1/4 pounds boneless pork loin chops, cut into strips
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges
- 1-1/2 cups water
- 1 package (6.2 ounces) fast-cooking long grain and wild rice mix
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
- Sprinkle pork with pepper and salt. In a large skillet, brown pork in oil. Meanwhile, drain oranges, reserving juice; set oranges aside.
- Add the water, rice mix with contents of seasoning packet, onions and reserved juice to the skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and liquid is absorbed. Stir in oranges; heat through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Mandarin Pork and Wild Rice in Simple & Delicious January/February 2007, p30
Light-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.
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