Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
Saw this in Good Housekeeping while I sitting at the hair salon. Too many people around to rip the recipe out of the magazine so I got it off their website. Posting before I forget so I can use soon...
- 4 large carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks
- 1 1⁄4 lbs pork tenderloin, whole
- 1 large navel orange
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 small red onion, sliced
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard with seeds
- 1 (7 1/2 ounce) packageheat-and-serve precooked brown rice
- In 9-in. glass pie plate, combine carrots and 1/3 cup water. Cover with vented plastic wrap and microwave on High 6 to 7 minutes or until tender, stirring once.
- Meanwhile, cut pork crosswise into 1 1/4-in.-thick slices. Press each slice with palm of hand to flatten slightly; season both sides with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- From orange, grate 1/2 teaspoon peel and squeeze 1/2 cup juice, set aside.
- Heat 12-in. skillet on medium-high until hot. Add oil, then pork in single layer. Sprinkle onion in pan around pork; cook 4 minutes or until pork browns. Turn pork over and stir onion; cook 4 to 5 minutes longer or until pork is barely pink in center. Transfer pork to plate, leaving onion in skillet.
- Add mustard and orange peel and juice to skillet; cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
- Meanwhile, microwave rice as label directs.
- Divide pork, carrots, and rice among 4 serving plates and spoon sauce over all.
OMG this is very good! We love pork and this came out very tender plus flavorful. The technique is perfect. I microwaved my carrots in a steam bag for 3 minutes w/o water and then added them to leftover rice I had made the day before-so not same sort of rice. Thank you AZPARZYCH for posting.
I made 2 servings using a large shallot for the red onion and some already cooked chicken rice that I had. This recipe turned out wonderfully, it tastes delicious and is quicker than a round trip to MacDonald's (not to mention a whale of a lot healthier). The fresh orange flavor is delightful and mixing it with the mustard puts a marvelous edge on the entire dish. Serve this recipe with a fresh green salad and your home free with a great meal on the table in under 30 mins!
Excellent! The pork was so tender and delicious. I loved the combination of the pork, sauce, rice and carrots. Wonderful. The technique for cooking the carrots was awesome and I will use that again and again. Thank you!!