Rice with Pork

  • Yield 8 servings

An easy dish of rice and pork that simmers for a tasty supper. Serve with a salad of mix greens and steamed snow peas.

Ingredients

2 pounds boneless pork loin, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 -- garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground annatto
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 -- jalapenos, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups extra-long grain rice
1 1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add pork cubes and sauté until browned on all sides. Add the garlic, annatto, paprika, cayenne, jalapeños and salt and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. 
  2. Add 4 cups of water and bring to a boil over high heat. Cover and reduce heat to a low; simmer for about 1 1/2 hours or until pork is tender. Drain the liquid from the pot into a glass measuring cup (measure in batches if needed) to make sure you have 4 cups of liquid remaining to cook the rice. If needed, add water to equal 4 cups. Return liquid to pot and increase heat to high; stir in rice and peas, bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low; simmer for about 20 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed.

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