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 artichoke hearts. Usually prepared
and served in a special two-handled pan, this convenient Cajun version uses a skillet
and quick-cooking boxed rice. Serve with crusty bread and fresh seasonal fruit salad.
- 1 pound boneless pork loin, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 1 tablespoon Cajun-style seasoning
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 (7.4 ounce) package 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
- 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.
Yield: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts: Calories 450 calories Protein 36 grams Fat 11 grams Sodium
1250 milligrams Cholesterol 63 milligrams Saturated Fat 2 grams Carbohydrates 48
Recipe and photo credit (used with permission):
National Pork Board - porkbeinspired.com