Note: Right now as we are social distancing, not eating out and probably cooking more, we wanted to provide a few nutritious, tasty recipes that are a change of pace for you and/or your family, or something you might have ordered out that you have a craving for. So we’re re-sharing our recipe for fried rice with a twist. You could use left-over pork chops or a pork roast, and many of the items you might have in your pantry or fridge.
Now you can use whatever rice you have in your pantry for this, but I wanted to introduce you to something new to try that you can order online. Well over a year ago I discovered Miracle Noodle products. I found out that they are well-known for their world-famous Miracle Noodles, which are healthy and diet-friendly plant-based pastas. They are low calorie, low/no carb, grain-free, blood sugar-friendly, gluten free, weight loss-friendly, shirataki noodles and rice (shirataki products are great for those trying to avoid wheat). Being a pasta lover (but not loving the calories or the carbs) I had to try these products. Miracle Noodle also produces a wide variety of good-for-you foods that are easily added to any diet, including a broad selection of healthy soups, nut butters, fruit sweeteners and ready-to-eat meals.
Recently I discovered their Miracle Rice. Miracle Rice has zero fat, zero cholesterol, zero sugars and zero sodium. It has just 3 grams of carbs per serving, and every serving has just 10 calories! Recently we tried taking one of our favorite recipes and replacing traditional rice with Miracle Rice. Also, they have a pre-cooked product called “Love My Rice” — you could order that instead. We also used our Midwest Mermaid Muse Land & SEAsoning all seasoning mix to add additional flavor and nutrition.
- 1 Package of Miracle Rice or 2 packages of “Love my Rice” or equivalent portion of white rice
- 1 Small Pork Tenderloin Roast (or any cut of pork could work here, including leftovers)
- 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 2 stalks green onion, chopped
- 4 ounces of bean sprouts (optional)
- 1 cup of fresh pineapple tidbits or in a pinch you could use one 8 ounce can of pineapple tidbits (drained well)
- 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp Land & SEAsoning
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 2 tbsp Coconut Aminos sauce (in a pinch you could use soy sauce, but see our previous post about this.)
Optional: You can add one or two other vegetables if you wish such as 1/2 cup frozen peas, 1/2 cup baby carrot slices or 1/2 cup chopped red pepper.
- Rub the pork tenderloin with the teaspoon of olive oil. Sprinkle the Land & SEAsoning over it and rub it around the entire tenderloin. Brown in a skillet for about 3 minutes, turning over halfway through. Roast in pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes at 425 degrees until done. Test with a meat thermometer and remove from the oven at 145-150 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Let the pork tenderloin rest for 10 to 15 minutes. During this time, the juices reabsorb into the meat and the temperature of the meat continues to rise another five to 10 degrees, bringing it to an optimal degree of doneness. Once somewhat cooled, cut up into small squares about 1/4″ in diameter. Set aside.
- Prepare Miracle Rice according to package instruction (make sure you follow Step #2) and dry sauté the rinsed and drained miracle rice – it retains more of a little “tooth” for texture.
- Heat sesame oil in frying pan or wok. Add the green onion and bean sprouts (and the other optional vegetable(s) if you decide to include) and stir fry for 2 minutes.
- Scoot the onion and bean sprouts to the side of the pan. Add the olive oil and when heated scramble the egg to small pieces.
- Add the pork and mix in well with the onion, sprouts, optional vegetables and scrambled egg.
- Add the Miracle Rice and Coconut Aminos, mix in well.
- Add the pineapple to the ingredients and stir until heated through. Serve!
Showstopper Tip: Scoop out the pineapple of a fresh pineapple so you can use it as a bowl to serve the fried rice. Put the pineapple on a platter (slice off a small portion on the back so the pineapple lays flat), then fill until overflowing on the platter. Serves 3 to 4. Use a second bag of Miracle Rice if you want larger servings.