Dirty rice is a Creole dish studded with vegetables, meat, and spices. In this version, the rice is packed with green bell pepper, shallot, and cajun seasoning; we serve the pork on the side to let it shine. First we cook long-grain white rice, pork chops, and vegetables separately in the Suvie. We then sear the sous vide pork chops in a skillet until golden brown. The oil left in the pan is highly flavorful and perfect for infusing the vegetables and rice with savory flavor. If you can’t find cajun seasoning, smoked paprika can be substituted.
Pork Chops with Dirty Rice
- 2 pork chops, vacuum sealed
- 1 cup white rice
- 1 ½ tsp cajun seasoning or smoked paprika
- 1 shallot, finely chopped
- 1 small green bell pepper, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 scallions, thinly sliced
1) Place pork chops in a Suvie pan, cover with water, and insert into the top right zone of your Suvie. Place white rice in a starch pan and insert into your Suvie.
2) Stir together cajun seasoning, shallot, green bell pepper and ½ tsp salt in a Suvie pan and insert into the top left zone of your Suvie. Fill reservoir, input settings, and cook now or schedule.
My Cook > Multi-Zone Settings
Protein: 135° for 1 hour
Vegetable: 0 minutes
Starch: 15 minutes
3) After the cook, remove pork from packaging and pat dry. Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil in a large skillet over high heat until just smoking. Add the pork chops and sear for 1 minute per side, or until browned. Remove from skillet and set aside.
4) Reduce heat to medium. Add green bell pepper mixture and cook for 3 minutes until softened. Remove pan from heat and stir in rice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
5) Divide rice between plates, top with pork chops, garnish with scallions, and serve.
Nutritional Information per serving (2 servings per recipe): Calories 700, Total Fat 17g, Total Carbohydrates 117g, Total Sodium 1070mg, Total Protein 49g