A seriously quick and easy dinner for you to enjoy!
I read through the recipe and got out the pots and pans I would use.
A. 1qt pot of salted water for the rice. Use a larger pot for Large or XL portion
Put the pot of salted water on high heat to bring to a boil. Using a lid on the pot helps it to boil faster… 2 cups of water for 1 cup of rice. I always re-measure my rice so I know how much water to use.
B. This recipe allows you the freedom to use the Grill, the oven, or, as I did, a combination of searing and finishing in the oven.
C. Lay out and go over your ingredient bags. 1. Marinated Pork Tenderloins 2. Peas. 5. Rice
I always get the rice water going first. A little salt, maybe some butter. If you have some minced garlic from your refrigerator, that is always a nice addition to sear in your butter, add your water and bring to a boil. Stir in the rice. Put a lid on it. Cook the rice for 12 minutes at a simmer. Check at 12 minutes, if most of the water is absorbed, you may turn the rice off and allow it to finish cooking, keeping it covered.***
Meanwhile, get your Oven to 425, your grill on medium high or your skillet hot with the oil, medium high heat. (Since I used the skillet tosear my meat, I set my oven temperature at 350 to bake the pork tenderloins for 10 minutes after searing.) We decided to lightly season our Pork Tenders with some salt and pepper. In the hot skillet, we seared the Pork Tenders on each side for 2/3 minutes until brown skillet first. The whole skillet went into the oven and a timer was set fro 10 minutes. It actually can time out nicely with the rice…
If using a grill or the oven, follow the instructions provided.
***I added my peas into my rice when the water was only halfway absorbed. That way, when the rice was done, so were the peas
You are ready to eat.
And Remember…. Get the kids to help set the table. Placemat, Fork, Knife, Folded Napkin, Cup or Glass for their drinks. Teach them: Forks go on the left and knives and spoons go on the right. (To remember: “Fork” has four letters, as does “left”; “knife” and “spoon” both have five letters, as does “right.”) Folded Napkin under the Fork on the left side. A set table sets up a nice protocol for family time. Not always easy to do and it gives kids a chance to share about their day.
NO CELL PHONES...that includes mom and dad!