Green Salsa Pork Tacos & “Red” Rice!

I may not look it, but I’ve got some Mexican blood in me! One of my very favorite types of food to cook is Mexican food!!! This recipe is SUPER simple and doesn’t take much time! ¬†You can customize your taco toppings with your favorites and even change out the meat to chicken or beef if you prefer! The way I make the tacos and rice happens to be gluten free – but you can change the tortillas to flour if you prefer and change out the salsa to one that has a flavor you more prefer! The rice is how my grandma taught my mom to make it and how my mom taught me!

Enjoy!

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Green Salsa Pork Tacos & "Red" Rice!
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Cuisine: Mexican
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Super yummy tacos and a rice that is tasty, but not spicy!
Ingredients
  • For the Tacos:
  • Pork chops or roast (amount depends on how many you are feeding)
  • Jar of green salsa (I prefer Herdez - GOOD stuff and gluten free!)
  • Lettuce
  • Cheese
  • Tomato (chopped)
  • Avocado (chopped)
  • Sour cream
  • Corn tortillas
  • Any other toppings you like on your tacos!
  • For the rice:
  • 2 cups of white rice (I used and prefer a short grain calrose)
  • 2-3 Tbsp. diced onion
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, pressed or diced (optional)
  • 2-3 Tbsp. vegetable or canola oil
  • 2-3 cups water
  • 8 oz. can tomato sauce (I use no sodium so I can control the amount of salt)
  • salt to taste
Instructions
  1. For the Tacos:
  2. Place your meat in the crock pot and cover with salsa. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4-6. Shred with a fork.
  3. Warm your tortillas & prep toppings.
  4. For the Rice:
  5. Place oil, rice, onion and garlic in a pot (make sure you are using one with a good fitting lid), cook over medium high heat stirring frequently until the rice & onions are slightly browned, about 15 minutes.
  6. Add the tomato sauce, 2 cups of water and salt. Stir to combine. Cover with lid and bring to a simmer reducing heat once simmer is reached. Cook for about 15 minutes stirring occasionally and adding more water as needed to reach desired consistency. Once desired consistency is reached, put the lid onto the pot and turn the heat OFF! Let your rice sit for 10-15 minutes before serving.

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About Alicia

Alicia is a Jesus loving, homeschooling, mini-van driving, food loving, gluten-free-cuz-I-have-to-be, fun loving, choir mamaing, bike riding, So Cal born and raised solo mama to 2 amazing kiddos with 3 cats, a ginormous dog and the 2 cutest nieces ever! She had a deep passion for cooking and baking that left with her Celiac disease diagnosis in 2013, but has now returned as she experiments with and tests recipes to make them delicious and enjoyable even without the gluten! You can find all sorts of random thoughts, ideas and whatever else pops into her completely random mind right here at Big Black Trash Bag!
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