Slow cooker pork carnitas with cilantro rice is a tasty way to enjoy restaurant food at home! So easy to make and so tasty – a family friendly meal!
If you love going out to eat Mexican food, this is the recipe for you! And if you love a certain quick service Mexican restaurant (it starts with a Chip- and ends with an -optle) then you’ll really love this tender slow cooker pork carnitas recipe.
This pork tenderloin is so moist and flavorful, and the salsa verde gives it a lot of nice flavor without extra fat. It’s perfect for serving in taco shells, over tortilla chips, and definitely over this cilantro rice.
This slow cooker pork carnitas recipe is:
- gluten free and dairy free
- perfect for a potluck gathering
- delicious over rice, tortilla chips, even inside of a quesadilla!
Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas with Cilantro Rice.
Flavorful pulled pork carnitas is easy to make in the crock pot! Serve over cilantro rice for a filling dinner.
For the carnitas:
- ½ Tablespoon olive oil
- 2 pounds pork tenderloin
- 12 ounces mild salsa verde
Drizzle the olive oil into the slow cooker. Place the pork inside and pour the salsa verde on top.
Cover and cook on high for one hour, and then reduce heat to low and cook for 4-5 hours.
When the pork is almost done cooking, cook the rice. Bring two cups of water to a boil, add a teaspoon of olive oil, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until fluffy, about 30 minutes.
Add the frozen corn kernels and the seasoned salt to the rice. Stir and cook until heated through.
Add a handful of fresh cilantro leaves and stir.
To serve, place the rice on the plate, top with pork and some of the sauce from the slow cooker, and top with more fresh cilantro leaves.