Diabetes Friendly Recipe Featuring Cilantro: Asian Pork Chops

Delicious Pork Chop The American Diabetes Association often posts recipes that are perfect for people suffering from this life changing condition. Here is a recipe that is not only Diabetes friendly, but it is very affordable. Eating for this...

Delicious Pork Chop
Delicious Pork Chop

The American Diabetes Association often posts recipes that are perfect for people suffering from this life changing condition. Here is a recipe that is not only Diabetes friendly, but it is very affordable. Eating for this disease doesn't need to break the bank, it just takes some creativity. There are many recipes featuring cilantro, but here is one that is perfect for friends and families with dietary restrictions.

Please be sure to read the entire directions prior to starting this recipe. While it is not a difficult recipe, there are many tasks that need to be completed in very close intervals. You want to make sure you understand everything before starting.

Asian Pork Chops

This recipe is designed to serve four people.

Ingredients:

Vegetable Side Dish:

  • 2 cups of Broccoli (recommended vegetable)

Marinade:

  • 3 Tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons + 1 Teaspoon Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Canola Oil
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 Clove of Garlic, Minced

Pork:

  • 4 Boneless Pork Loins (1 pound each, 1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 Teaspoons Canola Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Chopped Cilantro

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl combine all of the marinade ingredients.
  2. Place pork chops in the bowl with the marinade making sure they are covered. (Note: This may require a larger bowl, or adjustments if you are cooking more meat)
  3. Marinade in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes. The longer it marinates the better the flavor will be.
  4. Place the 2 Teaspoons of Canola Oil in a large skillet.
  5. Heat the skillet to a medium-high heat and sauté the pork chops for approximately 5 minutes per side or until cooked.
  6. In a separate pot, steam the 2 cups of broccoli for approximately 5 minutes, or however long you prefer it.
  7. Place the remaining marinade in a small saucepan and bring it to a boil.
  8. Reduce the heat and simmer the marinade for 2 minutes.
  9. Place the cooked pork chops on a platter and pour the marinade over the top of them.
  10. Spread the chopped cilantro on the top of the pork chops.
  11. Serve with the side of steamed broccoli.

The American Diabetes Association estimates that this recipe costs about ten dollars to prepare. Not a bad deal for a gourmet meal full of protein and vitamins!

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