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Pulled Pork Rice Bowl

This is a recipe for making the entire pulled pork rice bowl from start to finish including the pork and sides.
Cook Time30 mins
time to slow cook pork4 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6




  • 1 pork butt roast 4-5 lbs no bone
  • 2 chipotle chilis you can find these in cans in the international section of your grocery store
  • 1 fresh avocado sliced
  • 1 lime
  • 1 batch of cumin lime coleslaw see recipe link above
  • 1 batch of Mostly from Scratch black beans see recipe link above
  • 1 tsp kosher salt and 1 tsp pepper and more to taste
  • 1 tbsp of cumin
  • 1 tsp of oregano
  • 2 tsp of paprika
  • 2 tsp of brown sugar
  • Water for your roast The water in your slow cooker should come up to the middle of the roast (1/2 way up)


  • 1 tbsp of butter or olive oil
  • 1 cup of uncooked basmati rice
  • 1 3/4 cup of water for the rice
  • 2 tsp of kosher salt



  • Place your pork roast in a slow cooker and add your chipotle chili, your oregano, salt, pepper, cumin and paprika over top.
  • Now add about 1 cup or so of water just to come up a little on the sides of your roast and then cover and cook for about 4-6 hours on low heat or until the roast is easy to shred with a fork.
  • Once your roast is fully cooked, remove it from the slow cooker and place on a sheet pan to cool and cover with aluminum foil.
  • While it is cooling, make your black beans and cole slaw (recipe above)
  • Do not discard your cooking liquid yet since we will use it in a bit.
  • Once cooled, remove any fatty layers and discard and then begin to shred your pork by tearing it with 2 forks.
  • Once you have shredded all of the pork, add about 3-4 tbsp of your cooking liquid and drizzle that over your pork making sure to coat all the pork a little bit.
  • Now sprinkle your brown sugar evenly over the pork and set aside.
  • start to slice your avocado and place in a bowl and then squeeze your lime over top to prevent browning and set aside.


  • In a medium pot over hight heat add your butter or olive oil and then add your rice.
  • Mix your rice around well to coat it in your oil for about 2 minutes.
  • Now add your water and bring to a boil.
  • Once the water comes to a boil, add your salt, stir and add your lid and lower the heat to low.
  • Cook rice until it is ready (no more water is left), about 5-8 minutes.

Crisping up the Pork

  • Pre-heat the broiler
  • Place your pork under the broiler to crisp up, about 2-3 minutes. Once ready, remove from the oven and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.
  • Place 1 cup of cooked rice in a bowl
  • Add 1/2 cup of cumin lime slaw
  • Add 1/2 cup of almost from scratch black beans
  • Add any other toppings like avocado or salsa
  • Enjoy!