Mexican Pork with Vegetable Rice

Enjoy this delicious Mexican pork dish complemented by Minute® Instant Brown Rice from the comfort of your own kitchen. It’s all ready in just 20 minutes!

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Mexican Pork with Vegetable Rice

Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 20 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 mins


  • 2 cups Minute® Brown Rice
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 pkg (1.25 oz) dry taco seasoning mix, divided
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 1 lb pork tenderloin, cut into strips
  • 1 cup sliced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup sliced zucchini
  • 1 onion, thickly sliced
  • 1 cup water


  • Enjoy whole grain Minute® Instant Brown Rice simmered with spicy taco seasoning, pork tenderloin and vegetables tonight! This tasty version of your favorite restaurant-style dish is ready in just 20 minutes!

  • Step 1
    Prepare rice according to package directions, adding corn and 1 tablespoon of the taco seasoning mix to the water. When rice is ready, stir in cilantro and set aside.

  • Step 2
    Meanwhile, heat oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Sauté pork for 2-3 minutes, or until beginning to brown.

  • Step 3
    Add remaining taco seasoning mix, bell peppers, zucchini, onions and water. Cook on medium-high heat for 5 minutes, or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.

  • Step 4
    Serve pork mixture over rice.

    Recipe Tip

    Let everyone customize their plate with additional toppings, such as guacamole, sour cream, salsa and grated cheese.

Homemade Mexican Pork

Bring the delicious taste of your favorite Mexican dish to the dinner table with this quick and simple pork and rice dish. The recipe may be simple, but this meal is far from boring!

Your next Taco Tuesday just got a whole lot more interesting with this version of sliced and seasoned pork. Though it may sound time-consuming, making this dish is easier than you might think. It’s even tastier when paired with seasoned Minute® Instant Brown Rice, which cooks up in just 10 minutes!

The combination of ingredients in this dish results in a quick and well-balanced, weeknight meal that includes protein, vegetables and hearty grains. This recipe yields at least 4 servings for a family dinner or to save and bring to work or school the next day.

Need an Uncomplicated Dinner?

For a fun presentation, serve this pork and rice with your favorite brand of corn or flour tortillas. This meal will leave you feeling satisfied and excited to make it again! Keep some pork in the freezer and Minute® Rice in your pantry for when the craving strikes.

Looking for a vegetarian dinner option? Try our Rice-Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan.

Restaurant Style

To give this dish an extra spicy touch, pick up some poblano or jalapeño peppers from the grocery store. Slice them and add them to the bell peppers and onions as they cook in the skillet. You’ll end up with a spicier, more exciting dish.

Recreate the restaurant experience by serving this dish alongside chips and salsa. Make your own salsa by tossing tomatoes, onion and some cilantro into a food processor or by dicing the ingredients by hand. For a spicier salsa, add some jalapeño or poblano pepper in with the rest of the mix. Add a dash of lime and hot sauce to enhance the flavor. End the night off with horchata-inspired Mexican Spiced Rice Paletas for dessert!

Next, experiment with other homemade takeout options, like our Microwave Egg Fried Rice.

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