Pressure Cooker Cajun Pork and Rice
I created this recipe after returning home from a trip and finding 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
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min. + releasing
- 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
- Select saute setting on a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker and adjust for high heat; add oil. Add green pepper; cook and stir 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove peppers and set aside. Select cancel setting to turn off saute function.
- Mix cumin and chili powder; sprinkle pork chops with 2 teaspoons 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 setting; adjust pressure to high and set time for 6 minutes. When cooking finishes, allow pressure to naturally release for 5 minutes, then quick-release any remaining pressure according to manufacturer's instructions.
- Stir in chicken broth, breaking up pork into pieces. Select saute setting and adjust for normal heat; bring to a boil. Add rice. Cook until rice is tender, 5 minutes longer. Serve with sauteed green pepper.
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Nutrition Facts1 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.
Originally published as Cajun Pork and Rice in Cook It Fast, Cook It Slow
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