Cajun Pork Stew With Dirty Rice

This is really good meal to have that you can prepare well in advance and put into your slow cooker.  This meal is really easy to do and just cooks itself while you go off and do other things in your day.  You can set the slow cooker to a low setting and basically cook all day, however I have always used the high setting to cook a little quicker

The pork belly and chorizo are a great combination as the base of this meal.  Capsicum, onion and corn are added to further enhance the stew.  Add in some spices and then slow cook in a diced tomato sauce. to a tender, melt in your mouth perfection.  Finally serve the stew with a mildly spiced dirty rice.  The rice not only provides a wonderful colour to the meal but also provides a mild chilli kick to further enhance a terrific slow cooked dish.

The dirty rice really sets this meal off.  I add only a little chilli to produce a mildly spiced meal, however  add as little or as much to your preference. The other herbs and spices are very fragrant and also give the rice a really nice colour.  It really does evoke the thoughts and smells of New Orleans Cajun cooking.

Try it, I think this meal could become a regular on your menu.

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Cajun Pork Stew With Dirty Rice
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Pork Stew
Dirty Rice
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Pork Stew
Dirty Rice
Instructions
  1. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the chorizo and cook, stirring for about 5 minutes or until the chorizo is golden brown. Transfer to a slow cooker.
  2. Add onion, red and green capsicum and celery to the pan. Cook, stirring for 5 minutes or until onion softens
  3. Add the cumin, ground coriander, paprika, oregano and garlic powder to the pan. Cook, stirring for about 1 minute or until fragrant. Transfer to the slow cooker
  4. Add the pork to the pan and cook for about 5 minutes or a little longer, turning occasionally or until brown all over. transfer to the slow cooker
  5. Add the diced tomatoes to the slow cooker
  6. Cook for 3-4 hours on High setting or 6-7 hours on Low setting. I usually cook for 3.5 hours on High
  7. Add the corn kernels to the pork stew and cook for a further 15 minutes or until heated through
    Cajun Pork
Dirty Rice
  1. Start making the Dirty Rice when you add the corn kernels to the pork stew. You can then time the 2 to be ready together
  2. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat
  3. Add the onion and cook, stirring for about 5 minutes or until softened
  4. Add chilli powder and tumeric. Cook stirring for about 30 seconds or until fragrant
  5. Add the rice and stir to coat. Make sure all the rice takes on the nice yellow colour
  6. Add the chicken stock, Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered, for 12 minutes or until rice is tender and the liquid absorbed.
  7. Remove cover and stir through the spring onion and ground coriander.
    Cajun Pork Dirty Rice
  8. To serve, divide rice among bowls or plates and top with the pork stew
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