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Sugar-Fried Pork Sides With Rice and Beans

Total Time - 30 minutes / Makes 6 Servings

Cooking Sequence

  • Prepare rice - 5 minutes
  • Prepare beans and pork; serve - 25 minutes

Sugar-Fried Pork Sides With Rice and Beans

Sugar-Fried Pork Sides With Rice and Beans

2 tablespoons fresh culantro (coarsely chopped)
1/2 medium onion
1 cup white rice
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 (15-oz) cans pink beans in sauce (undrained)
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 lb sliced fresh pork sides
1 teaspoon adobo seasoning with pepper
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1/3 cup flour
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons lime juice (optional)

  • Chop culantro
  • Chop onion finely
  • Cook rice following package instructions.
  • Place in medium saucepan, onion, garlic, beans, and chicken broth. Cook on low 10–12 minutes or until thoroughly heated and onions begin to soften.
  • Preheat large sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Season pork with adobo. Brush with corn syrup and dredge in flour, shaking off excess. Place oil in pan and then add pork (in batches, if needed); cook 2–3 minutes on each side or until crisp and golden. Drain on paper towels; cover to keep warm.
  • Place rice on serving platter; spoon beans and sauce over rice then add pork. Sprinkle with culantro and serve.
CALORIES (per 1/6 recipe) 1330kcal; FAT 100g; CHOL 120mg; SODIUM 1340mg; CARB 80g; FIBER 12g; PROTEIN 29g; VIT A 0%; VIT C 15%; CALC 8%; IRON 30%
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Dry Grocery
Add to your grocery list 1 tsp adobo seasoning with pepper
Add to your grocery list 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
Add to your grocery list 2 (15-oz) cans pink beans in sauce
Add to your grocery list 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

Add to your grocery list 1 1/2 lb sliced fresh pork sides

Add to your grocery list 1/4 bunch fresh cilantro
Add to your grocery list 1 lime (optional)
Add to your grocery list 1 tbsp minced garlic
Add to your grocery list 1 medium onion

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Add to your grocery list 2 tbsp canola oil
Add to your grocery list 1/3 cup flour
Add to your grocery list 1 cup white rice

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Aprons Advice

  • Complete your meal with fresh-baked Cuban bread and guava pastries for dessert.
  • Culantro, and its more common cousin cilantro, may be used interchangeably to accent this dish. But use less culantro, as it has a more intense flavor.
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