Cajun Pork Paella

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total: 30 min.
Paella is a Spanish dish with meat, tomatoes, and artichoke hearts. This convenient Cajun version uses quick-cooking rice.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless pork loin, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 Tbs Cajun-style seasoning
  • 1 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 7.4 oz box quick cooking spicy Cajun-style beans and rice
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine , or chicken broth
  • 1 8 oz bottle clam juice, or chicken broth
  • 1 6 1/2 oz jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
  • 1 2 oz jar diced pimentos, undrained

Directions

  • 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 warm. 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.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Nutrition Facts

Calories 450
  Calories from Fat 102 (23%)
(17%)Total Fat 11g
(10%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(21%)Cholesterol 63mg
(52%)Sodium 1250mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 48g
(0%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(72%)Protein 36g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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