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Old 02-19-2010, 07:50 AM   #535
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Re: ~$5 Meal Ideas~

Originally Posted by ShyDaisi View Post
Mandarin Pork and Wild Rice

20 oz. boneless pork loin chops, cut into strips (any cheap boneless pork will do) $2.37
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. canola oil
1 can (11 oz.) mandarin oranges $1.15
1-1/2 cups of water
1 pkg. (6.2 oz) fast-cooking long grain and wild rice mix $1.29
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions $0.69

1. Sprinkle pork with pepper and salt. In a large skillet, brown pork in oil. Meanwhile, drain oranges, reserving juice; set oranges aside.
2. Add water, rice mix with contents of seasoning packet, onions and reserved juice to skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until pork juices run clear and liquid is absorbed. Stir in oranges and heat through.

Makes 4 servings. 274 calories per serving.
I made this last night for dinner and it was so good! DD ate a TON and she never eats much of anything. I didn't have pork on hand, so I used some beef sirloin that I got really cheap. Also didn't have wild rice mix, so I used a plain herb flavored mix. It's one of those dishes I think you could use just about any type of meat and it'd be good.

Oh, and it only took me about 20 minutes to throw it together! It's definitely a keeper here!
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