Spicy Pork Loin and Basmati Rice with Saffron and Raisins

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17Ingredients
560Calories
40Minutes

This Spicy Pork Loin and Basmati Rice with Saffron and Raisins is a delicious dinner that will surprise your family. It is flavorful, aromatic, delicious, and only takes 40 minutes to prepare. So, you can have a hearty meal fit for a five-star restaurant in your home any night of the week. This recipe is packed with aromatic spices and decadently rich pork loin. If you need a family dinner recipe, this is it.

Ingredients

  • 1 pork loin (cut into not too thick medallions)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon juniper berries (lightly crushed)
  • 3 tablespoons white wine
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt (as needed)
  • ground black pepper (as needed)
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon indian saffron (turmeric)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • salt (to taste)
  • olive oil (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Directions

  1. Season the pork loin with all the ingredients.
  2. Allow to marinate for a few hours, or from one day to the next.
  3. Heat a large frying pan without any grease.
  4. Cook the medallions on both sides. When almost done, add the leftover marinade.
  5. Place the raisins in water to soften.
  6. While the medallions cook, place the rice and water in a pan. Add the turmeric, cinnamon stick, salt, and a drizzle of olive oil.
  7. Stir the rice on medium heat, then cover and cook until the water is completely absorbed.
  8. Add the raisins. Separate the rice grains carefully with a fork.
  9. Serve the medallions immediately, accompany with rice, and a green salad.
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NutritionView more

560Calories
Sodium19%DV460mg
Fat42%DV27g
Protein53%DV27g
Carbs17%DV50g
Fiber8%DV2g

PER SERVING *

Calories560Calories from Fat240
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat27g42%
Saturated Fat6g30%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol70mg23%
Sodium460mg19%
Potassium610mg17%
Protein27g53%
Calories from Fat240
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate50g17%
Dietary Fiber2g8%
Sugars9g18%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Jeri T. 4 Jul 2015
The spices in this recipe brought a bouquet of flavor to the pork loin. It was tender and juicy and the contrast of the sweet raisins and rice provided an interesting contrast overall. Saffron yellow is beautiful!