Save on Pinterest

Pork with Apple-Cinnamon Rice

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 26, 2022
“My mother always had a way of making every dish she served special,” Edie DeSpain recalls from Logan, Utah. “This pork entree with apples, raisins, cinnamon and maple-flavored syrup is just one example.”
Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Ratings and prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication.


  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 cup chopped peeled apple (about 1 medium)
  • 3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound)
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar-free maple-flavored syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley


  1. In a saucepan, combine the water, apple juice, apple, rice, raisins, cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-18 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  2. Meanwhile, cut pork diagonally into 3/4-in. slices; sprinkle with pepper and remaining salt. In a large nonstick skillet, cook pork in butter over medium heat until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  3. In the same skillet, combine syrup and mustard. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir parsley into the rice. Serve pork over rice; drizzle with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounce-weight: 350 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 500mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1/2 fruit.

Recommended Video

More from Taste of Home