Brazilian Pork with Kale and Black Bean Rice Brazilian Pork with Kale and Black Bean Rice

Brazilian Pork with Kale and Black Bean Rice

Prep Time

Prep Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time

cooking time
16 minutes

Easy Cooking Skill

cooking skill


4 people


  • 4 pork loin medallions or steaks, fat removed
  • For the marinade

  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped or 2 teaspoons garlic purée
  • 1-2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons freshly chopped coriander
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 50ml orange juice
  • For the salad

  • 2 x 250g pouches wholegrain rice
  • 1 x 400g can black beans or red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 250g pack cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 100g kale, rinsed and roughly chopped
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon runny honey



In a bowl mix the marinade ingredients together and season. Add the pork, coat on both sides, cover and set aside for 15 minutes. Cook the rice according to the packet instructions.  Spread out in a thin layer in a wide, shallow serving dish and cool quickly.


Prepare the salad; in a large bowl mix all the ingredients together. Season and set aside.


Heat a non-stick ovenproof or griddle pan for a few minutes until hot.  Add the pork (discard the marinade) and cook for 6-8 minutes on each side until the juices run clear.  Serve the pork with the salad. 



If preferred, replace the kale with watercress leaves instead.

Additional Information

Alternatively, Cook on a prepared BBQ over direct heat for 6-8 minutes, turning once.