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Between after school activities, homework and family fun, our weeknight dinnertime usually looks pretty chaotic in our home. Preparing balanced meals requires a plan and usually a lot of prep time but I’ve found some easy ways to make it possible during even the most busiest weeks. We have two daughters with very different eating preferences. Our oldest daughter is very picky and decides not to try a new food with just one glance. Then we have baby sister who, very much unlike her big sister, asks for a bite of everything. S&W Beans are great for them both – the looks great, tastes great approach is easy to accomplish when cooking with the many bean varieties. Last week for my birthday I received an Instant Pot and used it for the first time. Our garlic pork chops were delicious, but even better when I used them to prepare this pork rice bowl recipe. Both our daughters loved it and it took very little time to get a better for you meal on our dinner table.
Our oldest daughter attends a very academically challenging school and although just in second grade, has quite a bit of homework every night. She’s also on a competitive rock climbing team and is the SeaWorld guest kid blogger. With a very demanding schedule, it’s important she’s eating well balanced meals and we are teaching her how to make good eating choices. She’s quite picky but has always loved beans. If it was up to her she would eat a bowl of beans, and only beans, for dinner each night. She was excited to sit for a family meal when she saw more than half her bowl was full of beans.
Pork Rice Bowl
- Cooked garlic pork chops
- 1 can S&W Black Beans with 50% less sodium
- 1 C prepared white rice
- 1 avocado
- 1 lime
- 1/2 C teriyaki sauce
Instant Pot garlic pork chops: 3 thick pork chops, 1 TBSP garlic salt, 1 C water cooked manually on high pressure for 20 minutes.
Heat beans in small pot on stovetop. Fill one third of bowl with white rice. Fill remaining bowl with black beans. Top with sliced pork chop, avocado and lime.
Pour teriyaki sauce over pork and serve warm.
Having two completely different daughters, one ate each ingredient individually and the other mixed everything together. Either way, this happy momma was smiling because my girls were eating a well balanced meal with out any complaints.
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40 thoughts on “Pork Rice Bowl”
Rice bowls are such a great meal. I love the mix of flavors all in one place and you can get so creative with them.
Agreed, you can do so many different variations with one recipe! My daughters are such different eaters sometimes we have toppings on the table for them to select and customize their bowls.
I really love rice bowls and will order them if out at a restaurant if they serve them. Why have I never thought about making my own? Love your recipe and just printed it out to try this weekend! Yum!
Awesome! Making rice bowls at home is easy and pretty inexpensive. Definitely give it a try!
we LOVE rice bowls and easy recipes… I will definitely be adding this to next weeks menu! These make such great dinners for a weeknight after a long day and is still relatively healthy!
It’s so challenging to find the time to prepare balanced meals on those busy weeknights. This one is definitely doable because it’s so quick!
This looks so delicious. I’ve been making rice bowls so much lately I think my family is getting sick of me. I never thought to use pork though.
It’s always good to change it up. You could swap the rice for noodles! I bet my daughters would love this recipe with noodles.
I love how quick and easy this is! It would be so easy to toss in all kinds of items for flavor, like cilantro, peppers, and anything else. A fun and easy way to customize dinner for each person! Thank you for sharing.
Cilantro and peppers added to this dish would be great! My picky eater is not very adventurous but I could easily add a few additions to the table so everyone could customize their own bowl.
I love how delicious this rice bowl looks. There are so many options for S&W beans, I’ll have to see if they offer them here in Canada.
Thanks! I’m looking forward to making many more dishes with beans this month!
I love rice bowls for lunch! It’s so easy to change the flavors up by changing up the proteins and sauces. This one looks delicious!
This looks superbly good. Wow. I love eating in bowls so much, I feel like it makes the food taste better.
My youngest daughter get pretty excited to see her meals in bowls too. My oldest, on the other hand, prefers everything to be separate and not mixed. She loved this bowl though.
I love how simple it is to make which is great for someone as busy as me. I would love to make a version using Quorn chicken I think it would taste amazing x
That’s a great idea! I love how versatile this bowl is and you can add anything you want.
I don’t eat meat, but your recipe looks delicious, nonetheless! I know that my family would enjoy it. Thank you for sharing!
Try it without the pork. We love rice bowls in our house.
I don’t think I have ever made a rice bowl but clearly I need too as these look delicious! Pork is my hubbys favorite too!
Rice bowls are the easiest and this one is so good! I bet your husband would love it if pork is his favorite.
I would make this for a weeknight meal. I love the Latin flare to it. It looks yummy and healthy.
Thanks, it’s a great weeknight meal in our home!
This looks so great! I love doing rice bowls for easy dinners, but have never down it with pork before.
This was our first pork rice bowl too!
It’s so nice to see our kids excited for dinner especially since you cooked that food for them to enjoy. I think this is a lovely recipe. Beans are definitely full of lovely benefits, perfect for active kids!
Getting my oldest daughter excited for any meal is a win in our home. She would rather do anything other than sit down for a full meal – the kid really dislikes most food but she loves beans!
That looks delicious! We are trying to get my daughter to be a more adventurous eater and this looks a great way to add more beans to our diet.
We have really struggled with our daughter trying to eat new foods. She is now eight and we haven’t had much luck. Hopefully it’s something she’ll grow out of as she gets bigger.
Yum this look delicious. lt look so healthy as well.
Thanks! And yes, it’s a great balanced meal.
This looks like a delicious week night dinner! I want to make it asap! Thanks for the idea!!
Thanks, it’s a good one for those busy nights because it’s so easy and quick to prepare!
I love love to try a vegetarian version of this bowl. It’s sounds interesting. Perfect for the busy weekdays.
The vegetarian version would be even quicker to prepare – which I love!
I am a fan of rice. This is one great looking bowl. It makes me want to have it right now.
Ha, thanks! It definitely is a repeat recipe and would be great with different beans too.
I’ve become a bigger fan of rice or buddha bowls. It’s fun to through a bunch of different items in a bowl for a variety of flavor profiles.
Oh these look so good! I love a good rice bowl. Although I often leave the rice out and substitute it for more beans.