In our house, nothing is more comforting than rice. Even little Joel can’t say no to a rice dish! There are plenty of ways to enjoy rice as a side dish but this time around, I’ve made it into the main dish with this Spicy Pork & Rice. Pork is pressure cooked with chicken broth, tomato sauce, chipotles and rice. It’s comforting, filling and feeds a party all in one pot!…
If you’re familiar with the Latin dish, Arroz con Pollo, consider this as the pork version. For this dish, pork is browned and then pressure cooked with rice and an aromatic mixture of broth and tomato sauce.
recipe from Cooks Illustrated
1 teaspoon garlic powder
fresh chopped cilantro
lime slices or wedges
fresh chopped avocado
Press SAUTE and add oil. When oil is hot, add half of pork and brown on all sides, 7 to 10 minutes; transfer to large bowl. Repeat with remaining tablespoon oil and remaining pork; transfer to bowl.
Stir in garlic, chipotle, thyme and oregano and continue to saute until fragrant.
Press 12 and adjust the time to 5 minutes on HIGH pressure.
Once at pressure, the display will reflect 5 (the number of minutes you initially set) and will begin to countdown to 0 minutes.
When the IP beeps after pressure cooking for 5 minutes, allow your IP to naturally release pressure for 10 minutes. While naturally releasing pressure (also known as NPR or NR), the display will reflect numbers counting up from 1. The numbers indicate how many minutes the IP has stopped cooking since it beeped (or how many minutes it has been naturally releasing pressure). No need to touch your IP while it naturally releases pressure.
Open up your IP when the pin has dropped (allow a few minutes for this to happen).
Uncover and check a grain of rice: It should be nearly cooked through.
– If the rice is just about ready, stir in cilantro and lime juice; season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes longer to complete the cooking.
– If the rice seems far from done, continue pressure cooking for 5 minutes or so, retest or turn off. Stir in cilantro and lime juice; season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes longer to complete the cooking.
To serve, garnish with more cilantro, a sprinkling of cheese, lime and some freshly chopped avocado if desired.