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Asian Pork Tenderloin with Brocolli Rice

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time9 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Food Recipes, Pleasures, Pork, Rice, Veggies
Servings: 5 People

Ingredients

  • 2 Pork Loins , excess fat removed
  • 2 tbsp Rapeseed Oil , otherwise known as Canola Oil
  • 30ml Soy Sauce , Bonito flavored, if not available then use normal soy sauce
  • 50ml Teriyaki sauce with toasted sesame seeds , if not available then use normal teriyaki sauce plus ½ tsp of toasted sesame seeds oil
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds
  • 250g Wild Rice
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 head Broccoli , cut in large florets and washed
  • 1 tbsp Sumac
  • 2 tsp Sea Salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground Black Pepper

Instructions

  • The night before cooking the pork tenderloins mix the teriyaki and soy sauce in a bowl and add the pork tenderloins in it. Place in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap, turning/shaking halfway. An hour before cooking the loins take them out of the refrigerator to come to room temperature.
  • Turn on the oven to 250°C, air circulation and set the rack to the middle position.
  • In the meantime, place on high fire a medium/large pot filled with water. When it comes to a boil add the rice along with 1 tsp of salt, reduce the heat and simmer for about 20’, stirring 2-3 times while cooking, until rice has softened but still a bit al-dente.
  • Remove from the heat and place in a sieve to drain. Immediately return to the pot and cover with the lid while placing a kitchen towel in-between. Allow for 10’ for the extra moisture to be absorbed, fluff with a fork and keep aside with the lid off.
  • In the meantime, we place the broccoli florets in the bowl of a food processor with the metal blade and pulse until nicely shredded but not very-very fine. We place a large sautéing pan over medium/high heat and add 1 tbsp of the oil. Once it heats up, we toss in the shredded broccoli along with the lemon juice and 1 tsp of salt. Cook for 2’ while stirring continuously.
  • Mix the broccoli in the pot with the rice along with the sumac and the pepper and keep aside.
  • In an oven proof dish, we brush the remaining oil, and place our pork tenderloins in the dish while brushing some of the marinade. Place a thermometer probe on the thickest part of one of the tenderloins, cover with foil and place in the oven to cook for about 20’. It will reach a temperature of about 55°C and at this point you remove from the oven, reduce the temperature in the oven to 200°C, uncover and cook the tenderloins for about 10’ more and until the internal temperature registers 77°C.
  • Remove from the oven, add on a cutting board and cover with foil to rest for 7-10’. To serve, add the broccoli rice in individual plates and on top place 4-5 sliced (1cm thickness) pork tenderloins while brushing some of the marinade on them. Sprinkle some sesame seeds and serve.