"Planned-overs" and Rice

Karla Harkins

By
@Karla_Harkins

I had a lot of leftover porkchops from dinner yesterday. I thought "I should have saved these and made Pork Chops and Rice". Then I figured why not? I knew my rice would not be as flavorful since the pork chops didn't cook with it so I decided to spice it up with some extra flavor and this is what came of it. It is kind of spicy with the jalapeno and Ro-tel but we like it that way. You can tame it down by using plain diced tomatoes and leaving off the jalapeno if you so desire. I hope you enjoy this as much as we did. PS I didn't add any salt to the recipe, the cooked pork chops had it.


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Rating:

Serves:

6-8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Ingredients

2 Tbsp
butter
1/2 large
bell pepper, chopped
1 medium
onion, chopped
1 large
jalapeno, fresh, finely chopped
4 clove
garlic, crushed to a paste
1/2 Tbsp
coarsely ground black pepper
1 can(s)
ro-tel tomatoes and green chilies, diced
2 c
chicken stock
2 c
instant rice, uncooked
2 Tbsp
lime juice (i used truelime, it is crystallized juice in a packet that is awesome tasting, i find it on the sugar aisle).
3 Tbsp
cilantro, fresh, chopped
4 to ?
chopped leftover pork chops or any type of leftover meat

GARNISHES

salsa verde, drizzled over right before you eat it.
sour cream, grated cheese, lettuce, tomato, black olives... use your imagination!

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Melt butter in a saucepan. Add bell pepper, onion, jalapeno and black pepper. Saute until it starts to get a little carmelized. Stir in garlic, ro-tel, chicken broth and the cubed meat. Bring to a boil. Let simmer a few minutes to blend flavors and heat the meat up to a safe temperature to eat.
2
With broth mixture at full boil add rice and lime and stir to get it thoroughly combined. Cover, let sit for 5 minutes until liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle on chopped cilantro and use a fork to stir it in while fluffing up the rice at the same time.
3
To serve, put on a plate and drizzle with salsa verde to taste. You can eat this with flour tortillas or garnish with cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream... You decide! I made bread yesterday and found some jalapeno salt at the grocery store so I made jalapeno toast to eat with it. Sort of like garlic toast. YUMMY

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Beef, Turkey, Pork
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy