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Mandarin Pork and Wild Rice

 Mandarin Pork and Wild Rice
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.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick and 5 ounces each), 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

Directions

  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1-1/4 cups) equals 274 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 678 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 12 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a

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Mandarin Pork and Wild Rice (continued)

Wine (continued)
light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.