Carnitas & Rice (86)

Top Tier: Kiwi, Red Grapes, Babybel Cheese. Bottom Tier: Carnitas and Shredded Cheddar over Cilantro-Lime Rice.

I got a great deal on a pork shoulder roast so cooked that in the slow cooker the other night and shredded all the meat. The roast was so big that I was able to make two full dinners with it plus plenty of leftovers.

The first meal I made with the pork was carnitas. Carnitas is a Mexican dish which is basically roasted shredded pork. It is frequently used in tacos or burritos.

My carnitas was made by combining onion, garlic, pepper, cumin, cilantro, and lime juice with the pork and some of the juice from the slow-cooker. This is cooked stovetop until the flavors combine and the meat is to your liking. (I like it just cooked through but some like it a little more crisp.)

The carnitas in today’s bento is served over cilantro-lime rice rather than in tortillas. This ideal meal also has a tier of fruit and cheese and I added some chips and salsa at mealtime though that was an after-thought and is not in the photo.

Come back tomorrow to see what I did with the rest of the pork…

Published in: on April 21, 2010 at 9:00 am  Leave a Comment  
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