Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bacon Wrapped Pork Cubes, Saffron-Garlic Rice and Green Beans

Monday's meal consisted of pork, rice and Bulgur and green beans.

The rice recipe came from one of my most favorite cookbooks, Veganomicon, page 119- Saffron-Garlic Rice.

Prepare rice normally but place a vegetable bouillon cube in the water for flavor. When finished, add 5 cloves minced garlic, pinch of saffron leaves, sauteed softened onions, pinch of coriander, salt and pepper. I added a cup of Bulgur to the mix.

I can't say I was completely sold on the flavors of this rice dish. My husband and I didn't like the coriander taste. In retrospect, it needed a citrus flavor like lime to perk it up.

Our pork dish was extremely simple and very tasty. I cubed two large pork chops, wrapped each cube in bacon and covered with dry onions and balsamic vinegar. They were baked in the oven for 40 minutes at 350. My little "never-eats-meat" toddler and my husband devoured them. They were delicious.

Green beans were steamed and tossed with a little S&P and red wine vinegar.

Toddler loved it as you can see. :)

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