Polynesian Pork on Rice

This quick pork dish contrasts sweet and tangy, tender and crunchy.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 4

Ingredients

1 1/3
cups uncooked regular long-grain white rice
2 2/3
cups water
2
tablespoons soy sauce
2
tablespoons dry sherry or apple juice
1
tablespoon cornstarch
4
boneless pork loin chops (3/8 to 1/2 inch thick)
1
tablespoon oil
1
garlic clove, minced
1
(1-lb.) pkg. frozen broccoli florets, carrots and water chestnuts
1
(8 1/4-oz.) can pineapple chunks in syrup, undrained
  • 1 Cook rice in water as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in shallow dish, combine soy sauce, sherry and cornstarch; blend well. Add pork chops; turn to coat. Let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes to marinate.
  • 3 Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Remove pork chops from marinade; reserve marinade. Place pork chops in skillet. Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until pork is no longer pink in center, turning once. Remove pork chops from skillet; cover to keep warm.
  • 4 Add garlic and frozen vegetables to skillet. Cover; cook over medium-high heat for 4 to 6 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • 5 Stir in pineapple with syrup and reserved marinade. Cook and stir until bubbly and thickened. Serve pork chops and vegetables over rice.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    470
    (
    Calories from Fat
    90),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    10g
    10%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    50mg
    50%;
    Sodium
    220mg
    220%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    69g
    69%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    14g
    14%
    ),
    Protein
    25g
    25%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    60%;
    Vitamin C
    30%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    3 1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 4 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 2 Lean Meat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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