Mojito Rice?

Slowly, the insides of my fridge and cupboards and becoming bare! It’s almost like every night feels like an Iron Chef moment where I’m trying to think of creative ways to make something delicious with limited ingredients. So tonight, my “secret ingredient” was a jar of Cuban Mojito Simmering Sauce from Trader Joes.
The dish is similar to an Arroz Con Gandules ( a Puerto Rican Dish I made in an earlier post) however the flavor of green chiles from the mojito sauce definitely shines through.

Here’s my recipe for Mojito Rice with Pork and Pigeon Peas:

1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 pork chops, cubed
1 jar Cuban Mojito Simmering Sauce
1 1/2 cups of long grain rice, uncooked
1 can diced tomatoes, drained
1 can pigeon peas, drained
1 tablespoon cumin
garlic powder & onion powder to taste
salt & pepper to taste

In a pan, saute garlic in oil.
Season pork with seasonings and brown with garlic.
When browned, add rice and stir to coat with oil.
Add sauce, tomatoes, pigeon peas.
Stir and allow to cook on medium to medium low heat.
Add more seasonings to taste.

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