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Pork Shoulder Roast with Spanish Rice

Pork Shoulder Roast with Spanish Rice is a delicious low-calorie meal. Easy to meal prep and only 418 calories per serving.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: Pork Dishes
Keyword: easy low calorie recipe, easy meal prep recipe, low calorie meal prep recipe, meal prep recipe, pork recipe, spanish rice recipe
Servings: 6


Pork Shoulder Roast

  • 1 head garlic
  • 2 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 5 lb pork shoulder

Spanish Rice

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1-2 tsp cayenne
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup lime juice


Pork Shoulder Roast

  • Preheat oven to 450F.
  • Avoiding the fatty top of the roast, using a sharp knife, cut deep slits into the meat and push whole garlic cloves into them.
  • Coat the pork on all sides with kosher salt and place the pork into a roasting pan fat side up.
  • Roast at 425F. After 30 minutes remove from the oven and cover the pan tightly with foil. Lower the heat to 350F and roast for 4 more hours.

Spanish Rice

  • While the roast is cooking, set the instant pot to sautee. Add the oil, onion and garlic. Sautee for about 3 minutes. Add the rice and cook another 3 minutes stirring often.
  • Add the chicken broth, crushed tomatoes, cumin, cayenne, paprika, and salt. Stir to combine.
  • Turn off the instant pot. Add the lid and turn the release valve to the sealed position. Press the manual button and ensure it is set to high pressure. Set the timer to 8 minutes.
  • When the cooking has finished, allow the instant pot to naturally release for 5 minutes and then release the remaining pressure by opening the release valve.
  • Open the lid only when all the pressure has released and the pin has dropped. Add the cilantro and lime juice and fluff the rice to finish. Enjoy!


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 418 Total Fat: 20.7g Saturated Fat: 6.2g Cholesterol: 83.7mg Sodium: 286.2mg Carbohydrates: 30.3g Fiber: 2.8g Sugar: 6g Protein: 25.1g