Monday, May 17, 2010

Easy Spanish Rice and Pork Chile Verde

Mexican food is one of the most popular types of cuisine in America. And if your idea of good Mexican food is Del Taco or Taco Bell, I have a recipe that will make you think otherwise. I made this on Cinco de Mayo, never thinking that it would turn out good. But not only was this meal easy, it turned out amazing.

Easy Spanish Rice
2 T oil
1-1/2 C uncooked rice
2 C chicken broth
1 C chuncky salsa

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Mix rice into skillet, stirring often. When rice begins to brown, stir in chicken broth and salsa. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 20 minutes, until liquid has been absorbed.
As for the main entree, I put together the easiest pork Chile Verde. You just put it the slow cooker before you leave for work, set the timer and by the time you get home, your kitchen will smell like you entered Old Town San Diego. Really.
Easy Pork Chile Verde

1-2 lbs pork stew meat
1 jar green salsa
2 bay leaf
1 T ground cumin
4 C chicken broth

Put all ingredients in slow cooker. Set timer for 8-10 hours. *NOTE: This dish can be a little spicy for those who don't like spicy foods.

I will never profess to be the next Julia Child but if I can put together a decent meal in about 30 minutes or less, I feel like the next Food Network Star. And now you can too. Buen provecho!

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