Pork with Apple-Cinnamon Rice
“My mother always had a way of making every dish she served special,” Edie DeSpain recalls from Logan, Utah. “This pork entree with apples, raisins, cinnamon and maple-flavored syrup is just one example.”
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 1-1/4 cups water
- 1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
- 1 cup chopped peeled apple (about 1 medium)
- 3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound)
- 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/3 cup sugar-free maple-flavored syrup
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
- In a saucepan, combine the water, apple juice, apple, rice, raisins, cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-18 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
- Meanwhile, cut pork diagonally into 3/4-in. slices; sprinkle with pepper and remaining salt. In a large nonstick skillet, cook pork in butter over medium heat until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
- In the same skillet, combine syrup and mustard. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir parsley into the rice. Serve pork over rice; drizzle with sauce.
Nutrition Facts3 ounce-weight: 350 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 500mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1/2 fruit.
Originally published as Apple-Cinnamon Rice with Pork in Light & Tasty October/November 2006