I'm told this is VERY similar to the Pork Salad recipe they serve at Cafe Rio. I've never had it as I don't get out to eat very often. And when someone recommends a recipe from a restaurant that I can then make for cheaper, that just makes it even better!!!
1Place pork in crock pot and fill it ½ way up the pork with water. Cook on high for 5 hours. Drain off water.
2Cut pork in thirds. Mix together sauce ingredients and put on top of pork. Cook an additional 3 hours on high.
3Shred pork with forks. Leave it on low until ready to serve.
Chop garlic and cilantro.
5Heat 2 Tbs. of oil in a skillet. Add rice and all Chopped ingredients. Saute for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently.
6Put 4 cups of water and lime juice in a rice cooker. Add rice mixture to the cooker and cook according to cooker’s directions. If you don’t have a cooker, combine rice, water and lime juice in a 3 quart pot and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed by the rice.
7FOR SALAD DRESSING
Blend all dressing ingredients in blender and mix until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve
(we REALLY like this so I make extra)
8TO ASSEMBLE SALAD
Place 1 tortilla on individual plates or bowls, top with rice, pork, romaine lettuce, black beans, cheese and any other of the salad trimmings you would like. Top all with Tomatillo salad dressing