Right now there’s a Costco sale on boneless pork loin. It’s $8 off per package. After the discount, it’s about $1.20 per pound and a real bargain.
It’s also really easy to prepare.
I buy a package of meat, measure lengths that fit into 1 quart freezer bags then prepare some and freeze the rest. Usually it comes out to about five 2-pound packages worth. Here’s the process:
|Start off with a boneless pork loin.
|Slice into pieces that fit into 1-quart zipper freezer bags. Usually, this amounts to five slices of about 2 pounds each.
|Add a marinade to the pieces you want to cook. Freeze the remainder for later use. Here, I’ve seasoned three packets with a mixture of leftover wine from the night before, a splash of Grand Marnier, tangerine rind, brown sugar and some ginger, freshly sliced.
|Here are bags of seasoned meat prepped and ready to be cooked.
|Add boiling water to the rice cooker pot. I boiled the water directly into the pot so I didn’t have to take out additional cookware.
|Drop the bags of pork with marinade into the hot water. Be sure to have water within 3/4 of the top of the pot.
|Place in rice cooker and turn on. Use the “keep warm” setting on the rice cooker. You don’t need anything fancy, this is a very low heat setting that will slow cook your pork. It should be ready in about 8+ hours. The longer you leave it, the more tender it becomes.
|Slice and serve. Here’s a picture of the final product garnished with edible Mexican tarragon, mint and alyssum. It’s very easy to make with minimal clean-up. You can also strain the marinade juice and make a gravy to go along with the pork.