Pork and Cabbage with Wild Rice and Spiced Apple

You'll never want to cook cabbage any other way. Roasting the purple cabbage is not just super easy, but it keeps the pretty purple vibrant.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 10 min
  • Cook: 35 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 cup wild rice blend

1/2 head red cabbage, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 5 cups)

2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 1/4 pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed

1 teaspoon apple pie spice

4 teaspoons country Dijon mustard

3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

2 red apples, cored and cut into slices

1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream

Four 6-ounce glasses reduced-fat milk, for serving


  1. Position an oven rack in the top third of the oven and preheat to 425 degrees F. Prepare the wild rice as per package instructions (discarding any included flavor packets). Keep warm and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, toss the cabbage, garlic, 1 tablespoon of the oil, 1 tablespoon of the vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper together on a baking sheet. Spread out leaving room for the pork tenderloin in the center.
  3. Sprinkle the pork with 3/4 teaspoon of the apple pie spice, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper. Heat the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add the pork and cook, turning as needed, until brown on all sides, about 5 minutes. Place on the baking sheet and brush the top and sides of the pork with 2 teaspoons of the mustard. Roast until the cabbage is tender and the internal temperature of the pork registers 145 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer the pork to a cutting board to rest for a few minutes and then slice. Toss the parsley with the cabbage.
  4. Toss the apples with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon apple pie spice. For the sauce, stir together the sour cream and the remaining 2 teaspoons mustard and 1 teaspoon vinegar. Divide the rice, cabbage, pork and apples evenly among four dinner plates. Spoon the sauce over the pork. Serve each with a glass of milk.