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Pork and Rice With Dried Fruit
(First star is lowest, fourth star is highest)
We're constantly in the market for interesting pantry staples to have on hand for enhancing an otherwise ho-hum dish in a hurry. One of our favorite such discoveries lately is mixed dried fruit bits, found in any supermarket alongside the raisins and prunes. Not only are they great for snacking, but they also add amazing depth of flavor to a simple pork dish such as this one.
Hands on time: Total time: 30 minutes Serves: 4
1 cup long-grain rice
1 cup mixed dried fruit bits
1 medium onion
3/4 pound thin boneless pork chops
2 tablespoons butter
Thinly slice the onion. Slice pork chops into 2-inch-by- 1/2-inch-wide strips; season to taste with salt and pepper.
Place the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. When sizzling, add the onion slices; cook and stir until softened and golden, about 5 minutes.
Add pork; cook and stir until cooked through, 3-5 minutes. Add plumped fruit and liquid; cook and stir until liquid in pan is of syrupy consistency. Stir in cooked rice; taste for seasoning.