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Pork Shoulder Picnic Jambalaya

Juicy pork shoulder richly seasoned and combined with rice and assorted vegetables.

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Ingredients

  • * 2 tablespoons Oil
  • * 3 or 4 drops hot pepper sauce (optional)
  • * 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • * 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • * 1 bay leaf
  • * 1/2 cup water
  • * 1 can (14.5 ounces) Diced Tomatoes in Juice, undrained
  • * 1 cup long-grain white rice, uncooked
  • * 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • * 1 cup chopped celery
  • * 1 large green bell pepper, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • * 2 large onions, chopped (about 2 cups)
  • * 2 1/2 cups chopped cooked Cook's® Bone-in Super Trim Pork Shoulder Half Picnic (1/2-inch chunks)

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in Dutch oven or large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add onions, bell peppers, celery and garlic; mix well. Cook 4 minutes, or until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add picnic and rice; stir until rice is evenly coated. Add tomatoes with their liquid, the water, bay leaf, thyme and salt; mix well. Stir in hot pepper sauce, if desired. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover pan with lid.
  3. Simmer 30 minutes, or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Remove and discard bay leaf before serving.