The curried pork and rice gratin recipe I share with you today is about my food recycling tricks. Please stop forgetting your food leftovers at the back of the fridge and you’ll save much much money!
I’ve recently cooked a creamy curried pork and I had some leftovers. I can’t stand wasting food and I always have an idea to transform my leftovers.
My son always says that I’m the recycling queen but I owe my Nan this food recycling talent:
She had knew the second world war in Burgundy and knew what starting really means and that’s the reason why food recycling comes naturally to me now.
I’m inclined to cook larger quantities than needed and food recycling opportunities are numerous and frequent at home.
I could also have cooked a curried pork hash, a curried pork pie or curried pork meat balls to recycle my leftovers but I had something else in mind:
This creamy curried pork and rice gratin recipe.
But you can also cook this creamy curried pork and rice gratin without leftovers! If you give this recipe a try, although you have no leftover, buy pork shoulder, pork fillet or pork loin. These pork cuts are perfect for this kind of pork cooking. I’ve used pork shoulder (it was the less expensive pork cut at butcher’s!).
You can also use this recipe to recycle any stewed meat dish, such as , the most important is to have some gravy or sauce to avoid rice turns dry after baking.
Grated cheese is the last touch:
It gives much character to this nourishing gratin. I’ve used grated gruyere but cheddar or parmesan cheese will also be a great deal.
Preparation time is 80 minutes if you don’t have leftovers. It’s only 10 minutes if you use stewed meat leftovers.
Ingredients 4 servings
- 500 gr Pork shoulder or fillet or loin
- 1 Table spoon olive oil
- 10 gr Mild curry (3 tea spoons)
- Half a Parsley bunch
- 2 Garlic gloves
- 20 cl Shippable cream
- Thyme (4 pinches powdered thyme)
- 300 gr Rice (Basmati)
- 150 gr Grated cheese (gruyere)
- 10 cl Milk
- Cut pork into large chunks.
- Pour 1 table spoon olive oil into a pan, preheat the pan, add pork and thyme. Brown meat on each side over medium heat for 10 minutes.
- Deglaze with 40 cl water and lower heat.
- Mix 10 grams mild curry (about 3 table spoons) with 20 cl shippable cream. Pour into the pan, stir, cover and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, peel garlic gloves, wash parsley leaves and chop thinly.
- Add garlic and parsley, stir and simmer over low heat for 30 more minutes. Add salt as taste.
- Remove pork chunks from pan and cut into small slices or chunks (about 1 cm dices)
- Cook rice according to your package instructions.
- Serve rice toped with pork and sauce.