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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.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 358 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke


For the carnitas:

  • 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 12 ounces mild salsa verde

For the cilantro rice:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • fresh cilantro


  1. Drizzle the olive oil into the slow cooker. Place the pork inside and pour the salsa verde on top.
  2. Cover and cook on high for one hour, and then reduce heat to low and cook for 4-5 hours.
  3. 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.
  4. Add the frozen corn kernels and the seasoned salt to the rice. Stir and cook until heated through.
  5. Add a handful of fresh cilantro leaves and stir.
  6. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas with Cilantro Rice.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 358 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 926mg40%
Potassium 782mg22%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 365IU7%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.