Pork, Brown Rice, Cherry, and Pecan Salad

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 5 min.
Total: 15 min.
Much of this one-dish luncheon or supper can be prepared in advanced if you know you'll be crunched for time.


  • 4 boneless pork chops, thinly sliced into strips
  • 2 Tbs vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 2 tsp orange zest, grated
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups brown rice, cooked
  • 2 medium oranges, peeled and segmented
  • 1/4 cup toasted pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
  • leaf lettuce


  • Heat one tablespoon oil in large nonstick skillet over high heat. Stir-fry pork strips until lightly browned, about 4-5 minutes. In a small bowl stir together remaining oil, lemon juice, orange zest, sugar and salt. In a medium bowl, toss together rice, oranges, pecans and cherries with dressing. Arrange lettuce on a serving platter, mound rice in center, top with pork strips and garnish with extra chopped pecans, if desired.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Serving Suggestion: Cook rice, section oranges, chop pecans, and cherries, stir together dressing. Simple stir-fry pork at the last minute. Serve with warm dinner rolls.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 307
  Calories from Fat 92 (30%)
(16%)Total Fat 10g
(6%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
(11%)Cholesterol 34mg
(13%)Sodium 322mg
(14%)Potassium 502mg
Total Carbohydrate 36g
(16%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(35%)Protein 18g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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