- 1 ½ cups Water
- 1 cup White rice , long grain
- ½ tsp Salt
SWEET AND SOUR PORK
- 1 ½ lbs Pork loin , cut into 4 cm / 1.5" thick slices
- 2 tbsp Black pepper, freshly ground
- 1 tbsp Salt
- 2 tbsp Olive oil , extra virgin
- 1 large Red onion , sliced
- ½ cup Apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup Maple syrup
- For garnish Parsley , chopped
- In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in rice and salt and return to a boil over medium-high heat.
- Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until rice is tender and has absorbed all the liquid, about 16 to 18 minutes. Remove from heat and let steam, covered, for 10 minutes.
- Season the pork with salt and black pepper. In a large skillet, heat olive oil. Sear the meat on both sides until browned. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
- In the same skillet, add olive oil and red onion. Cook for 5 minutes, then add the apple cider vinegar. Reduce for 1 minute. Stir in maple syrup. Return pork to the pan and heat until cooked through, about 5 minutes.
- Using a fork, fluff the rice. Serve with pork and sauce, garnished with parsley.
- Alternatively, you can substitute apple cider vinegar with rice vinegar
- Feel free to add diced pineapple and red bell pepper
- Sesame seeds make a great garnish