tumeric is known to have many health benefits. The flavor is awesome too!
Sesame Ginger Pork with Garlic Tumeric Rice
by Heather McCullah
1 pork tenderloin (sliced into individual pieces & thinned some using a meat mallet)
olive oil or cooking spray
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 6 oz can pineapple juice
2 cups white rice
1 & 1/2 tbsp of tumeric
2 tbsp minced garlic
4 cups of water
salt & pepper to taste (for the rice)
Add rice, tumeric, garlic, salt & pepper plus the water to a rice cooker or on the stove top. Cook until done. I use my rice steamer so that the rice will stay on the “warm” setting while I’m preparing the rest of the meal. Stir the rice well before serving.
While the rice is cooking prepare the pork slices by gently pounding them out with a meat mallet until they are quite thin (no more than 1/2 inch thick). Heat a non-stick pan over medium to high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray or a drizzle of olive oil. Add pork slices when the pan is hot and cook until browned. Turn over and cook the remaining side until brown. Do this with all the pork in 2 or 3 batches until it is done. Set aside, but keep warm. Combine the sesame ginger marinade with the pineapple juice & cornstarch. Mix well. Add the pork back into the pan and then pour the marinade mixture over the pork. Bring up to a boil and let cook about one minute. Reduce the heat and simmer 2-5 minutes. Serve the pork with it’s sticky flavorful sauce right on top of a big mound of the garlic tumeric rice with a side of veggies. YUMMY & pretty healthy too.