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Pork Tikka and Fruity Spiced Rice

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Introduction

A quick to prepare midweek meal. For the rice I use a rice cooker, which requires equal quantity of water to rice. Cook rice in watever method you prefer.

A quick to prepare midweek meal. For the rice I use a rice cooker, which requires equal quantity of water to rice. Cook rice in watever method you prefer.

Ingredients

Serves: 4

Metric Cups

For the Pork Tikka

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 kilogram pork fillet
  • 1 large onion (200g, thinly sliced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 100 grams tikka masala paste
  • 250 millilitres coconut milk (light)
  • 250 millilitres chicken stock
  • 175 millilitres light sour cream
  • 250 grams frozen spinach (thawed and excess moisture removed)
  • 125 millilitres fresh coriander (coarsely chopped)

For the Fruity Spiced Rice

  • 400 grams basmati rice
  • water (see method)
  • 1 fresh apricot (chopped - or two pieces of dried apricot, chopped)
  • 4 dates
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • 2 tablespoons blanched almonds (toasted and sliced in half lengthways)
  • 1 pinch of turmeric
  • 1 pinch of cardamom powder
  • 1 pinch of ground coriander
  • 1 pinch of cumin seeds
  • 1 pinch of saffron strands
  • salt (to taste)

For the Pork Tikka

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2⅕ pounds pork fillet
  • 1 large onion (200g, thinly sliced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3½ ounces tikka masala paste
  • 9 fluid ounce coconut milk (light)
  • 9 fluid ounce chicken broth
  • 6 fluid ounce light sour cream
  • 8⅚ ounces frozen spinach (thawed and excess moisture removed)
  • 4 fluid ounce cilantro (coarsely chopped)

For the Fruity Spiced Rice

  • 14⅛ ounces basmati rice
  • water (see method)
  • 1 fresh apricot (chopped - or two pieces of dried apricot, chopped)
  • 4 dates
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • 2 tablespoons skinned almonds (toasted and sliced in half lengthways)
  • 1 pinch of turmeric
  • 1 pinch of cardamom powder
  • 1 pinch of ground coriander
  • 1 pinch of cumin seeds
  • 1 pinch of saffron strands
  • salt (to taste)

Method

Pork Tikka and Fruity Spiced Rice is a community recipe submitted by Coby and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Combine rice, spices and salt and set rice cooker to cook.
  • Heat half of the oil in a large saucepan, cook pork on a fairly high heat in batches until browned slightly, set pork aside.
  • Heat remaining oil on medium heat in same pan cook the onion, spice paste and cumin until onion softens. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Return pork to pan along with coconut milk and stock, stir. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for about ten minutes, or until sauce is thickened slightly.
  • Add spinach, and stir in well.
  • When rice is cooked stir through the fruit and almonds. Just before serving stir the light sour cream though the pork mixture.
  • Serve pork along with rice and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Combine rice, spices and salt and set rice cooker to cook.
  • Heat half of the oil in a large saucepan, cook pork on a fairly high heat in batches until browned slightly, set pork aside.
  • Heat remaining oil on medium heat in same pan cook the onion, spice paste and cumin until onion softens. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Return pork to pan along with coconut milk and stock, stir. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for about ten minutes, or until sauce is thickened slightly.
  • Add spinach, and stir in well.
  • When rice is cooked stir through the fruit and almonds. Just before serving stir the light sour cream though the pork mixture.
  • Serve pork along with rice and garnish with coriander leaves.
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