Pork Stroganoff
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Organic mushrooms and high welfare pork from Staffordshire plus brilliant brown basmati rice makes for a very simple satisfying supper. One for a chillier night, methinks.
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Ingredients you'll need
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  • A bag of brown basmati rice
  • 1 onion
  • A punnet of white mushrooms
  • A handful of flat leaf parsley
  • A bag of cavolo nero
  • A pack of pork stir-fry strips
  • A tub of half fat crème fraîche
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper
From your kitchen
  • 300ml hot water
  • Sea salt
  • A splash of olive oil
  • Freshly ground pepper
You'll need
  • Small pan with a lid
  • Measuring jug
  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • Kitchen paper
  • Deep frying pan or wok
  • Wooden spoon
  • Plate
  • Pan with a lid
  • Colander
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Fill the kettle and boil it. Tip the rice into a small pan. Pour in 300ml hot water from the kettle. Add a pinch of salt. Cover and bring to the boil. Turn the heat right down. Simmer for 20-25 mins. Take off the heat. Steam, lid on, for 5 mins till the rice is cooked.

  • 2.

    Peel and finely slice the onion. Rinse and finely slice the mushrooms. Rinse and pat dry the parsley. Roughly chop it. Rinse the cavolo nero. Trim off any rough ends. Finely shred the leaves.

  • 3.

    Warm a splash of olive oil in a deep frying pan or wok. Add the pork. Stir-fry for 8-10 mins till browned and cooked through. Lift out of the pan. Pop on a plate. Put to one side.

  • 4.

    Add the onions and mushrooms to the pan. Cook for 5-8 mins till the veg are soft and golden. Stir every so often so they don't catch and burn.

  • 5.

    While the veg cooks, tip the cavolo nero into a pan. Cover with hot water from the kettle. Bring to the boil. Turn the heat down. Simmer, without the lid on, for 5 mins or till tender.

  • 6.

    Turn the heat under the mushrooms down. Stir in the crème fraîche. Add a pinch of cayenne. Add the pork to the pan with any juices. Stir. Cook gently for 2 mins till hot.

  • 7.

    Taste the Stroganoff and adjust the seasoning if you think it needs it. Drain the cavolo nero. Serve the Stroganoff with the rice and cavolo nero, sprinkled with the chopped parsley.

  • Tip

    Leftover cayenne and don't know what to do with it? Mix a spoonful of honey with a pinch a cayenne in a pan. Heat gently. Add a couple of handfuls of nuts. Stir to mix. Spread on a baking tray and cook at 150°C/Fan 130°C/Gas 2 for around 45 mins till golden and roasted. Top snack!