Cumin Rubbed Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Orange Cinnamon Rice Pilaf

Our Savory Pork Tenderloin with Orange Cinnamon Rice Pilaf is made with a complex mix of spices including, minced onion, salt, cinnamon, and pepper.

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Cumin Rubbed Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Orange Cinnamon Rice Pilaf

Servings SERVES 4


  • 1 bag Success® Jasmine Rice, Success® White Rice, or Success® Brown Rice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cans (14 ½ oz.) low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 pork tenderloin (about 1 lb)
  • 2 Tbsps unsalted butter
  • ½ cup onion, minced
  • 4 Tbsps orange juice
  • 1 pkg (10 oz.) frozen spinach, thawed and drained


  • This recipe for Cumin Rubbed Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Orange Cinnamon Rice Pilaf combines a classic rice dish with savory, flavor-packed pork. Get the grill going and try it for your next barbecue or alfresco dinner!

    Step 1

  • Prepare the rice according to the package directions; adding a cinnamon stick and using chicken broth for water.

    Step 2

  • Mix cumin powder, salt, and pepper; reserve ½ teaspoon. Rub seasoning mix onto pork and grill to desired doneness.

    Step 3

  • Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat; add reserved cumin mixture, onions, orange juice, and spinach. Sauté for 5 minutes. Stir in cooked rice. Serve with grilled pork.

Tenderloin, With a Kick

Looking to impress the in-laws? This Pork Tenderloin and Rice Pilaf is just the recipe for the job. Rubbed with savory seasonings and served on a bed of aromatic long grain rice, it’s the type of dish you’ll enjoy preparing just as much as you’ll enjoy eating.

The most important step to this recipe is the spice rub. However, it’s a lot simpler than you’d expect. Before grilling up your tenderloin, mix up cumin powder, salt, and pepper, then rub it into the tenderloin until incorporated.

Now, let’s talk pilaf. With a bit of the cumin spice, chopped onions, and a touch of orange juice, this isn’t your average side dish. However, still cooked classically, you’ll sauté down these ingredients, as well as some fresh spinach, and then stir in your cooked rice.

This pilaf will be sure to pair perfectly with the spiced tenderloin, as it’s also cooked with a cinnamon stick and chicken broth. Try this recipe with any of our Success® Boil-in-Bag rice varieties – from aromatic Jasmine to our whole grain Brown Rice.

Whichever rice choose, this dish will be sure to awe your guests, whether it’s pulling off the ultimate dinner date or impressing the family with your cooking skills. Take that Aunt Rose!