This is a dish that has been made by each generation in my family as far back as I can remember. It’s so simple and is packed with flavor. Incorporating the crock pot saves you some hassle and captures all of the wonderful juices you’re going to need for the flavorful “dirty rice. Give it a try – it won’t disappoint.
Pork and Dirty Rice
- 3 lb pork butt (bone-in gives best flavor)
- 1 Cup rice, uncooked
- 1 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced
- salt/pepper to taste
- Salt/pepper pork butt and place in crock pot, fat cap up. Cover top of pork with sliced onions, then cook on low for 6 – 8 hours. Do NOT add any water. Start with a dry pot.
- When pork is finished, remove from cooker and set aside on a large cooking sheet pan.
- Measure out enough liquid from the pork juices in the cooker for the rice and cook the rice according to package directions. (1 cup uncooked rice should yield 3 coups of cooked rice.) Using the pork liquid makes the “dirty” flavor for the rice. Be sure to include onions when cooking rice as well to incorporate even more flavor.**
- When rice is done, shred (or chop) the pork and stir into the rice. Add any onions from the cooker that were missed earlier and be sure all is mixed well together. Let set for 5 minutes before serving.
- Salt/pepper to taste
**If you find that you don’t have enough liquid to make the rice according to directions, you can simply add water to make the difference. The main point is to use the liquid and onions to cook the rice so there is lots of flavor.