- 1 pound pork tenderloin
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 celery stalk chopped
- 1 medium carrot chopped
- 1 cup dried orzo
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup thinly sliced asparagus, tough ends removed
- 1 tbsp fresh Parsley chopped
- fresh Parmesan cheese for serving
- sea salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- freshly chopped dill
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon ginger powder
Pork tenderloin with orzo pasta
"On a really busy day, this meal is one of the top picks. It's quick to put together, leaving a lot more time to relax at the table. This recipe-deeply flavored spicy pork tenderloin with orzo it's very simple and easy for making a delicious and comforting dinner. So simple and ready in just 30 minutes"
Cooking time : 30 minutes Serves : 4
Step 1: Cut the pork tenderloin into 1' chunks. Season with sea salt, pepper, dill, garlic powder, ginger powder and let sit in the fridge over night to soften and absorb all the flavors in the pork.
Step 2: Bring a large pot to heat over medium high. Coat generously with cooking spray and add the pork. Allow to rest until golden on one side and the meat releases easily from the bottom of the pot. Toss the pork and cook on all sides, until pork is no longer pink or until golden. Remove from the pan and keep warm.
Step 3: Spritz the pan with cooking spray once again and add the chopped onion, celery, and carrot and cook 3 minutes until the onion and carrot are soft and the onion turns translucent.
Step 4: When the onion turns translucent, add a splash of the chicken broth. Stir with a wood spoon, scraping the bottom of the pan to loosen up anything stuck to the skillet.
Step 5: Add in the remaining broth and the orzo. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a low simmer and cook for 7 minutes or until all of the liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally.
Step 6: Remove the lid and stir in the asparagus. Continue to cooking until the orzo pasta is al dente and the asparagus is bright green, about another minute or two.
Step 7: Remove from heat and stir in the cooked pork. This orzo pasta garnish with parsley and serve with grated Parmesan cheese.