Pressure Cooker Cajun Pork and Rice Recipe

Pressure Cooker Cajun Pork and Rice Recipe
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Pressure Cooker Cajun Pork and Rice Recipe

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I created this recipe after returning home after traveling when I had little food in the house. I used ingredients already available in the refrigerator and pantry. My husband loves this pork dish because it's tasty, and I love it because it's easy. —Allison Gapinski, Cary, North Carolina
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min. + releasing
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min. + releasing

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 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, chopped
  • 1 small carrot, julienned
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice

Directions

Select saute and adjust for high heat in a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker; heat oil. Add green pepper; cook and stir 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove and set aside. Select cancel to turn off saute function.
Mix cumin and chili powder; sprinkle pork chops with 2 teaspoon spice mixture. Add pork to pressure cooker. In a small bowl, mix tomatoes, onion, celery, carrot, garlic, hot sauce, salt and remaining spice mixture; pour over pork. Lock lid; make sure vent is closed. Select manual; adjust pressure to high and set time for 6 minutes. When finished cooking, allow pressure to naturally release for 5 minutes and then quick release any remaining pressure according to manufacturer's instructions.
Stir in chicken broth, breaking up pork into pieces. Select saute and adjust for normal heat; bring a to boil. Add rice. Cook for 5 minutes longer or until rice is tender. Serve peppers with pork mixture. Yield: 4 servings.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Don't have a pressure cooker? Try the slow cooker version.
  • Originally published as Pressure Cooker Cajun Pork and Rice in One Pot Instant Pot Summer 2018

    Nutritional Facts

    1 serving: 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 starch, 1 vegetable.

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    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 1 medium green pepper, julienned
    • 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, chopped
    • 1 small carrot, julienned
    • 1 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1/2 teaspoon Louisiana-style hot sauce
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
    • 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice
    1. Select saute and adjust for high heat in a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker; heat oil. Add green pepper; cook and stir 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove and set aside. Select cancel to turn off saute function.
    2. Mix cumin and chili powder; sprinkle pork chops with 2 teaspoon spice mixture. Add pork to pressure cooker. In a small bowl, mix tomatoes, onion, celery, carrot, garlic, hot sauce, salt and remaining spice mixture; pour over pork. Lock lid; make sure vent is closed. Select manual; adjust pressure to high and set time for 6 minutes. When finished cooking, allow pressure to naturally release for 5 minutes and then quick release any remaining pressure according to manufacturer's instructions.
    3. Stir in chicken broth, breaking up pork into pieces. Select saute and adjust for normal heat; bring a to boil. Add rice. Cook for 5 minutes longer or until rice is tender. Serve peppers with pork mixture. Yield: 4 servings.

    Test Kitchen tips
  • Don't have a pressure cooker? Try the slow cooker version.
  • Originally published as Pressure Cooker Cajun Pork and Rice in One Pot Instant Pot Summer 2018

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