rice & pork with black beans

a recipe by
Beth M.
M.V. Island, MA

It may not be authentic Spanish Rice, but I always loved combinations of rice, tomatoes, onion,garlic and chili seasoning, paprika, salt and other spices. We had it with pork when I was a child, and I sometimes use green bell peppers and celery. The black beans are added this time!

serves about four big servings
prep time 15 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For rice & pork with black beans

  • 1 c
    long grain rice, uncooked
  • 2 1/4 c
    water
  • 2 tsp
    butter
  • 1 sm
    onion, diced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 c
    diced, cooked pork
  • 1 can
    tomatoes, chopped with juice
  • 1 can
    black beans, organic, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp
    celery seed
  • 2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    smoky paprika
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 -1 c
    beef stock
  • 1 can
    chopped green chilies; 4.25 oz.

How To Make rice & pork with black beans

  • 1
    In a 3-quart saucepan, combine water, rice and butter. Boil and lower heat to simmer for 20 minutes.
  • 2
    In a skilled sautee onion in olive oil, a few minutes until translucent, add garlic, stir and add seasonings and cook a minute, then add liquid, cover and cook a few minutes.
  • 3
    Add chopped pork to the onion mixture along with tomatoes and drained black beans.
  • 4
    Combine rice and meat mixture in 3 quart saucepan. If dry, add a little beef stock, and stir. Cover and simmer on low until well-heated.
  • 5
    Check and stir, keep mixture moist, and taste for seasonings. If desired add salt, and adjust other seasonings to taste.
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