Cajun Pork Paella
Laissez les bon temps rouler with this Cajun flavored paella. Paella is a Spanish dish with a base of rice, meat, tomatoes and vegetables usually prepared and served in a special two-handled pan called a 'paella'. This Cajun version uses a skillet and quick-cooking boxed rice. Serve with warm, crusty bread.
1 pound boneless pork loin, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 tablespoon Cajun-style seasoning
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 (7.4-ounce) quick cooking spicy Cajun-style beans and rice
1 1/4 cups water
1/4 cup dry white wine (or chicken broth)
1 (8-ounce) bottle clam juice (or chicken broth)
1 (6 1/2-ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained
1 cup thawed frozen green peas
1 (2-ounce) jar diced pimientos, undrained
- Toss cubes with seasoning; heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork cubes; cook and stir until pork is nicely browned. Remove pork from skillet and keep warm.
- Add rice and beans mix and seasoning packets to skillet, along with water, wine and clam juice, stirring to mix. Bring to boil and cover tightly; reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 6 minutes, stirring several times.
- Top rice mixture with pork, artichoke hearts, peas and pimientos and cover, cooking for about 4 minutes longer or until most liquid has been absorbed. Serve hot from skillet.
Makes 4 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 450 calories Protein 36 grams Fat 11 grams Sodium 1250 milligrams Cholesterol 63 milligrams Saturated Fat 2 grams Carbohydrates 48 grams.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.