Spiced Pork and Apples
Pork and apples are a long-time favorite. This version can be fixed while the accompanying rice cooks. Spicy scents of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg blend with the aroma of cooking apples in this succulent pork and rice dish.
1 cup cooked rice
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/3 pound pork, thinly sliced
1/4 cup apple juice
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 apple, sliced
- Prepare rice according to package directions.Cover and set aside.
- Meanwhile blend garlic powder, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and white pepper in a bowl; sprinkle over the pork; set aside.
- Blend apple juice, soy sauce, cider vinegar and cornstarch in a bowl; set aside.
- Heat skillet over medium-high heat;add oil. Add pork and cook, stirring continuously for about 4 minutes or until browned.
- Remove pork from skillet; cover and keep warm.
- Add apple to skillet; stir and cook until apple is lightly browned.
- Return pork to skillet; add apple juice mixture. Cook, stirring until sauce thickens.
- Serve over cooked rice.
Makes 2 servings.
Tip: Try this dish with slightly under ripe pears for a change, or fresh persimmons in season. Toss in a few sultanas or raisins for sweetness.