Cajun-Style Pork Roast with Red Rice & Beans

Cajun-Style Pork Roast

with Red Rice & Beans

50 MIN
2 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

For eight weeks, we're exploring the country's culinary wonders right from the Blue Apron Test Kitchen! Fourth stop: New Orleans. The Cajun cuisine of Louisiana is known for its liberal use of bold, piquant spices, a blend of which (including paprika, ground yellow mustard, and thyme) we’re using to rub onto rich pork before roasting to create a light, flavorful crust. To learn more about what inspired this dish, go to roadtrip.blueapron.com/nola.

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Prepare & roast the pork:
1 Prepare & roast the pork:

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat to 450°F. Line a sheet pan with foil. Pat the pork dry with paper towels; place in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and all but a pinch of the spice blend. Rub the seasonings onto the pork. Transfer to the sheet pan. Roast 25 to 27 minutes, or until browned and cooked through (an instant-read thermometer should register 145°F). Transfer the roasted pork to a cutting board and let rest at least 5 minutes. 

Prepare the ingredients:
2 Prepare the ingredients:

While the pork roasts, wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel the carrots; halve lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Halve the celery lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Combine in a bowl. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops. Drain and rinse the beans

Cook the rice:
3 Cook the rice:

While the pork continues to roast, in a medium pot, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the prepared carrot mixture; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the tomato paste. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly combined. Add the rice, 1 1/4 cups of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter), and a big pinch of salt. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 20 to 22 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork. 

Cook the beans:
4 Cook the beans:

While the rice cooks, in a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced white bottoms of the scallions; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until slightly softened. Add the beans, sugar, and 1/4 cup of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter).Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes, or until the water has cooked off. Add the vinegar and half the worcestershire sauce. Cook, stirring occasionally, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until combined. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. 

Finish & serve your dish:
5 Finish & serve your dish:

While the beans cook, to make the sauce, in a bowl, combine the remaining worcestershire sauce, remaining spice blend, and half the mayonnaise (you will have extra mayonnaise). Season with salt and pepper. Add the cooked beans to the pot of cooked rice; stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Find the lines of muscle (or grain) on the rested pork; slice crosswise against the grain. Serve the finished rice and beans topped with the sliced pork and sauce. Garnish with the sliced green tops of the scallions. Enjoy! 

Tips from Home Chefs

Prepare & roast the pork:
1 Prepare & roast the pork:

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat to 450°F. Line a sheet pan with foil. Pat the pork dry with paper towels; place in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and all but a pinch of the spice blend. Rub the seasonings onto the pork. Transfer to the sheet pan. Roast 25 to 27 minutes, or until browned and cooked through (an instant-read thermometer should register 145°F). Transfer the roasted pork to a cutting board and let rest at least 5 minutes. 

2 Prepare the ingredients:

While the pork roasts, wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel the carrots; halve lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Halve the celery lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Combine in a bowl. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops. Drain and rinse the beans

Prepare the ingredients:
Cook the rice:
3 Cook the rice:

While the pork continues to roast, in a medium pot, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the prepared carrot mixture; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the tomato paste. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly combined. Add the rice, 1 1/4 cups of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter), and a big pinch of salt. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 20 to 22 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork. 

4 Cook the beans:

While the rice cooks, in a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced white bottoms of the scallions; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until slightly softened. Add the beans, sugar, and 1/4 cup of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter).Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes, or until the water has cooked off. Add the vinegar and half the worcestershire sauce. Cook, stirring occasionally, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until combined. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. 

Cook the beans:
Finish & serve your dish:
5 Finish & serve your dish:

While the beans cook, to make the sauce, in a bowl, combine the remaining worcestershire sauce, remaining spice blend, and half the mayonnaise (you will have extra mayonnaise). Season with salt and pepper. Add the cooked beans to the pot of cooked rice; stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Find the lines of muscle (or grain) on the rested pork; slice crosswise against the grain. Serve the finished rice and beans topped with the sliced pork and sauce. Garnish with the sliced green tops of the scallions. Enjoy! 

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