The nutty black rice contains high levels of the antioxidant anthocyanin, for reducing inflammation and great for cardiovascular health.

Serves: 2 | Cook Time: 25 mins | Calories: 461 | Type: Gluten-Free | Macros P: 42g / C: 32g / F: 22g


  • 2 x 170g pork loin
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp tamari (soya)
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar (sulphites)
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 100g mangetout
  • 1 red chilli
  • 100g black rice
  • 1 tsp cornflour

Already in your kitchen

  • Sea salt & black pepper
  • Coconut oil / olive oil

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  1. Boil a kettle. Rinse the black rice and add to a saucepan with 400ml boiling water and a pinch of sea salt. Simmer for 25-30 mins.
  2. Chop the yellow pepper into bite-sized pieces. Finely chop the garlic and red chilli (remove the seeds for less heat). Trim the mangetout.
  3. Thinly slice the pork.
  4. To make the sweet & sour sauce; in a bowl, mix together the cornflour with 2 tbsp cold water. Then add the tamari, tomato paste, honey and apple cider vinegar, mix well.
  5. Heat a medium-sized pan with 2 tsp oil and add the garlic and chilli for 1 min. Then add the sliced pork and cook for 7 mins until lightly golden, then add the yellow pepper and mangetout for 3 mins. Add the sauce and simmer for 3 mins, until the pork is cooked through.
  6. Drain the black rice.
  7. Place the black rice on two warm plates and spoon over the sweet and sour pork.