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Cajun Pork and Rice

I created this recipe upon returning home from traveling. With little food in the house, I used what was there. My husband loves this dish because it's tasty, and I love it because it's easy. —Allison Gapinski, Cary, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 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


  • Mix cumin and chili powder; sprinkle pork chops with 2 teaspoon spice mixture. Transfer to a 4-qt. slow cooker.
  • 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.
  • Stir in rice and chicken broth, breaking up pork into pieces. Cook, covered, on low until rice is tender, 12-15 minutes longer.
  • 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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  • KathyB_63_Mo
    Mar 1, 2021

    This has a good taste, but mine turned out dry...And, I used 2 cups of chicken broth...Any suggestions on a sauce or gravy???

  • sweetleilani
    Nov 28, 2019

    No comment left

  • sandyc1940
    Jan 25, 2019

    This is one of the best meals I have made in a while. It reminded me of Jambalaya but so much easier to make! The only adjustment I made was using a box of Chicken and Garlic Rice A Roni as I was out of instant rice. Loved it and husband did too! Definitely will make it again.

  • Sredd
    Jun 28, 2018

    Very good - next time I will try it with chicken and maybe some shrimp.

  • cinderbe
    Jan 31, 2018

    What are the nutrional facts?