Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Paleo Pork Carnitas with Spanish Cauliflower Rice

Mi Amiga, Katie, was kind enough to share her pork carnitas recipe with me!!! It is so delicious and wonderfully paleo! I decided to create a spanish cauliflower rice recipe to accompany it! Muchas gracias, Katie. We loved this dinner, almost as much as I loved doing deadlifts with you today!
...Get your crock pot out!

Pork Carnitas Recipe:
Pork shoulder
about 1 tsp of each spice:
garlic powder
onion powder
cumin
oregano
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 bay leaves
1-1/2 C low sodium chicken broth
olive oil

Trim pork of as much fat as possible. Cut into pieces, and season with spices. Brown meat in olive oil. In crock pot, put 1-1/2 C chicken stock, and the two bay leaves. Add pork and cook on low for 6+ hours! YUM... Shred pork before serving.

Cauliflower Spanish Rice:
1 head cauliflower
1 tsp. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
1 small green bell pepper, finely chopped
3 T cilantro, chopped
2 T tomato paste (no added salt)
1 T water
1 4oz. can diced green chilies

Rice the cauliflower in a food processor, set aside in a microwavable bowl. In a saute pan, heat olive oil and saute onions, garlic and bell pepper. When onions are translucent, add tomato paste and green chilies and Tbsp. water. Turn heat down low and add cilanto... and maybe a little salt and pepper to taste (optional). Mixture will be slightly paste-like. Add to cauliflower, mix well, and heat in microwave for about 5 minutes (covered) and about 80% power.

Serve with Carnitas and a side salad! Very very tasty! Hope you enjoy! :-)

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Before picture (women, jog bra and shorts; men, shorts)
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See you FEBRUARY 28TH @ 12:30!!!



5 comments:

neile said...

I cannot wait to try this!!! I LOVE Spanish rice!!!! Thanks Kelly.

Kim said...

Kelly - I just LOVE you! Keep up the great work!

Miriam said...

This was AWESOME. We don't have a microwave, so we cooked the "rice" in a big pot. Added the whole can of tomato paste and a bunch of liquid from the carnitas in the crock pot and let that cook on med/low for 15 minutes. Super yum.

thegirl said...

I made this yesterday, and it was sooo good! Paleo Stew used to be my favorite recipe, but this is it now. Thank you guys so much for this blog, it has helped me so much with paleo/zone.

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