Rice with Pork

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 2 hr.
Total: 2 hr. 15 min.
Here's an easy-to-assemble dish that gently simmers to deliver a satisfying supper.


  • 2 lbs boneless pork loin, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground annatto
  • 1 Tbs paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 jalapeños, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups extra long grain rice
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve with a green salad or vegetable.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Serving Suggestion: Serve with a salad of mix greens and steamed snow peas.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 383
  Calories from Fat 90 (23%)
(15%)Total Fat 10g
(10%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(21%)Cholesterol 63mg
(10%)Sodium 233mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 45g
(8%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(56%)Protein 28g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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