Mexican Pork with Vegetable Rice

Enjoy Mexican carnitas complemented by Minute® Instant Brown Rice from the comfort of your own kitchen — all ready in under 30 minutes!

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Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 15 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 25 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 15 mins
Servings
SERVES 4
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 25 mins

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Whole grain Minute® Instant Brown Rice simmered with spicy taco seasoning, pork tenderloin and vegetables — a savory way to eat dinner tonight! Recreate your favorite restaurant-style Mexican pork with vegetables and rice topped with cilantro in less than 30 minutes!

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

  • Step 2
    Meanwhile, heat oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Cook pork for 2 to 3 minutes, or until pork is browned.

  • Step 3
    Add remaining taco seasoning mix, red 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 mixture.

    Recipe Tips
    Let everyone customize their plate with additional toppings including guacamole, sour cream and salsa.

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, as now you can make your own version of sliced pork carnitas! Although it may sound time-consuming, making this dish is easier than you might think and is even tastier when paired with seasoned Minute® Instant Brown Rice, which cooks up in just 10 minutes.

Not to mention, the combination of ingredients results in a quick and well-balanced meal for a weeknight dinner including 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 your 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.

Mexican Restaurant Style

To give this dish an extra spicy touch, pick up some poblano or jalapeño peppers from the grocery store. Slice 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!