Cajun Pork and Rice

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4-1/4 hours


4 servings

Updated: Aug. 17, 2023
I created this recipe after returning home from my travels and discovering I had little food in the house. I used ingredients that were already available in the refrigerator and pantry. —Allison Gapinski, Cary, North Carolina
Cajun Pork and Rice Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless pork loin chops
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 1 small carrot, julienned
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned


  1. Mix cumin and chili powder; sprinkle pork chops with 2 teaspoon spice mixture. Transfer to a 4-qt. slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, mix tomatoes, onion, celery, carrot, garlic, hot sauce, salt and remaining spice mixture; pour over chops. Cook, covered, on low until meat is tender, 4-5 hours.
  3. Stir in rice and chicken broth, breaking up pork into pieces. Cook, covered, on low until rice is tender, 12-15 minutes longer.
  4. In a small skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add green pepper; cook and stir 5-7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Serve on top of pork mixture.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups pork mixture with 1/4 cup pepper strips: 423 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 573mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 38g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

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