Cumin Rubbed Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Orange Cinnamon Rice Pilaf

Our Cumin Rubbed Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Orange Cinnamon Rice Pilaf is made with a complex mix of flavors including minced onion, orange, cumin, cinnamon and pepper.

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Cumin Rubbed Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Orange Cinnamon Rice Pilaf

Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 20 mins
Servings
SERVES 4
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 35 mins (+15 minutes marinating time)

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Success® White Rice or Success® Brown Rice
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz each) chicken broth
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1-lb pork tenderloin
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 pkg (10 oz) frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 4 tbsp orange juice

Instructions

  • 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 package directions, using chicken broth instead of water and adding the cinnamon stick to the liquid. Meanwhile, preheat grill to medium.

    Step 2

  • Mix cumin, salt and pepper together in a small bowl. Reserving 1/2 teaspoon of mix, rub remaining seasoning mix onto pork. Allow pork to rest for 15 minutes. Grill until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the tenderloin registers 145°F, about 15 minutes. Remove pork to a plate and allow to rest before slicing thinly.

    Step 3

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

Tenderloin, With a Kick

Looking to impress your guests? This pork tenderloin and rice pilaf dish is just the recipe for the job! Rubbed with savory seasonings and served on a bed of aromatic long grain rice, this pork is 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 your tenderloin, simply mix up cumin powder, salt and pepper. Then, rub this mixture onto the tenderloin.

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. Still, it’s easy to put together and the type of side that goes well with this dish and many others.

This pilaf is also cooked with a cinnamon stick and chicken broth for additional flavor. Try this recipe with any of our Success® Boil-in-Bag rice varieties, from aromatic jasmine to our whole grain brown rice.

Whichever type of rice you choose, this dish is sure to impress your guests!