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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 Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

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 setting on a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker and adjust for medium heat; add oil. Add green pepper; cook and stir 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove pepper and set aside. Press cancel.
  • Mix cumin and chili powder; sprinkle pork chops with 2 teaspoons spice mixture. Place pork in pressure cooker. In a small bowl, mix tomatoes, onion, celery, carrot, garlic, hot sauce, salt and remaining spice mixture; pour over pork. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 6 minutes. Let pressure release naturally for 5 minutes; quick-release any remaining pressure.
  • Stir in chicken broth, breaking up pork into pieces. Select saute setting and adjust for low heat; bring to a boil. Add rice. Cook until rice is tender, 5 minutes longer. Serve with sauteed green pepper.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Don't have a pressure cooker? Try the slow cooker version.
  • Nutrition 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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    • mrscessna
      Jun 26, 2019

      good flavor! I wish I would have sliced the pork thinner. It wasn't as tender as I had hoped. I also added extra hot sauce. So easy!

    • Angel182009
      Jan 29, 2019

      I love how easy this was to throw together in the instant pot. Packed with flavor and a healthier choice than fast food on a busy weeknight.

    • lsl493
      Jan 28, 2019

      It's a keeper in my house!