Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Pico De Gallo Pork with Jubilee Rice

Do you love pork chops but would like to spice it up with something different? Well, I have a recipe for you to try out. Served with some fresh corn off the cob and you've got a winner of a meal.

  • 4 top loin pork chops (no bone)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans with liquid
  • 1 cup of Reser's Baja Cafe Pico De Gallo salsa (medium heat) or your favorite salsa
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion salt or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper or to taste
  • 2 cups of Lundberg Jubilee Rice
  1. Cut top loin pork chops into 1 inch chunks.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic powder, onion salt, and black pepper to skillet. Brown pork loin chunks until browned on all sides.
  3. Pour in beans with liquid and salsa. Bring to a boil and add cilantro. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover the skillet and simmer until cooked thoroughly, approximately 20 minutes.
Serve with jubilee rice or your preferred rice. I don't recommend white rice as it is too soft. Jubilee rice is a combination of sweet brown rice, short grain brown rice, long grain brown rice, whole grain Wehani rice, and whole grain black Japonica rice. It has a nice bite to it. It has zero sugars and 35g of carbs. I use my rice cooker to make it and added in an additional 3/4 cup of water because it needs more water than traditional white rice.

Serve with fresh corn and you have a match made in Heaven. Here's an easy way to make perfect corn on the cob. Take two ears of corn that haven't had the husks removed nor peaked at the top. Place in microwave and cook for 8 minutes. When done, remove (carefully-they are HOT) and place on a cutting board. Cut off the bottom end of the corn by cutting through all layers up about 3/4 an inch. You need to make sure to cut off enough or this won't work. After removing the bottom, grab a hold of the top of the corn husk and shake it and the corn will drop out of its clothing all perfect with silks left up inside. Sometimes you need to shake it a little harder and sometimes it falls right out. If it won't come out, you didn't cut off enough of the bottom. 

Serve pork mixture on top of rice. 

Bon Appetit!

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