Slow roasted pork tenderloin over seasoned brown rice in a rich tomato sauce topped with sweet peppers, goat cheese and cilantro. A one-pot wonder that is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
It’s Monday (though I swear it was Friday 5 minutes ago) and honestly, what is better to come home to than a delicious dinner that is already prepared for you? Perhaps skipping Monday all-together, but the NEXT best thing might be this recipe.
My crockpot has been fulfilling my foodie fantasies like a pro lately. How can you beat fall-apart, super tender meat on a pillowy bed of rice with loads of flavor?
I’ve also decided this is also the best meal to stuff inside a toasted tortilla. It just so happens to have all of the necessary burrito ingredients: meat, rice, sauce, peppers, onions, cheese and herbs! Perhaps plate it in an aesthetically appealing fashion for Monday night dinner and then stuff it in a glorious taco the next night in recognition of Taco Tuesday?
Voila! Your first two weeknight dinners are set!
I tried Spanish Rice for the first time recently and I am completely dumbfounded by the fact that I waited 26 years to do so. It is SUCH a delicious accompaniment to steak, chicken, pork or Mexican entrees such as tacos or enchiladas.
Being italian and having a deep love for any type of red sauce, Spanish rice may as well be the marriage of my two favorite cuisines – Italian and Mexican. In traditional Spanish rice, the rice is browned (or toasted) prior to cooking it, but for ease of preparation, we are just adding it right to the slow cooker. However, by using brown rice instead of white, you’re getting more of that earthy flavor (in addition to added nutrients) that browning rice typically yields.
I absolutely love the combination of rich tomato sauce with refreshing cilantro and sweet, creamy goat cheese. This dish is my idea of healthy comfort food. The rice is cooked perfectly and soaks up loads of flavor. Since the rice of slow cooked in creamy tomato sauce, it stays incredibly moist and almost creamy. The texture was actually similar to risotto. So delicious!
You could use chicken breast or thighs, pork shoulder, or pork butt in place of pork tenderloin in this recipe. However, since pork tenderloin is just as lean as chicken breast and tends to be more flavorful, I would highly recommend it!
Slow Cooker Pork and Saucy Spanish Rice
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