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Slow Cooker Pork with Saffron Rice

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Slow Cooker Pork with Saffron Rice

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow Cooker Pork with Saffron Rice
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 648kcal


  • 4 medium apple
  • 2 pound pork loin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth, low-sodium


  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup brown rice, raw
  • 2 cup chicken broth, low-sodium
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt


  • 2 cup lettuce, romaine


  • Quarter and core the apples; place at bottom of slow cooker. Season pork with salt and pepper; add to slow cooker. Pour in broth. Cook on low 6-8 hours or until pork is no longer pink in the center.
  • Just before pork is done, prepare rice side dish: Boil some water and pour 2 tablespoons into a small cup; add crumbled saffron and allow to steep.
  • Meanwhile, dice the onion. Heat olive oil in saucepan over medium-high heat until hot (it will shimmer). Add onion and cook 2-3 minutes or until softened, stirring frequently. Add rice; cook for 2-3 minutes, continuing to stir often.
  • Stir in broth, water with saffron, and salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and cook 15-18 minutes or until liquid has absorbed and rice is the desired texture. Remove from heat and rest for 5 minutes.
  • For the salad: Chop lettuce and toss with your favorite dressing.
  • Serve pork and apples with rice and salad on the side.
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Calories: 648kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 793mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 20g

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