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Pulled Pork Rice Bowl

Pulled Pork Rice Bowl

This pulled pork rice bowl is a great and tasty way to use pulled pork that you’ve cooked in your slow cooker.  Each layer of flavor in this dish is amazing and worth the effort of making it “mostly” from scratch!

For the Black Bean recipe: Mostly From Scratch Black Beans


For the Cole Slaw recipe: Cumin and Lime Cole Slaw 


Picture of the pulled pork after crisping under the broiler


Pulled Pork Rice Bowl

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time4 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 salt and 1 tsp pepper and more to taste
  • 1 tsp of cumin
  • 1 tsp of oregano
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • 2 tsp of brown sugar
  • Water to cover your roast
  • Rice:
  • 1 tbsp of butter or olive oil
  • 1 cup of uncooked basmati rice
  • 1 3/4 cup of water for the rice
  • 1 tsp of 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 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.
  • 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 2 tbsp of your cooking liquid and drizzle that over your pork
  • Now sprinkle your brown sugar evenly over the pork and set aside.
  • pre-heat your broiler.
  • 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 minutes.
  • While rice is cooking, 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.
  • To assemble:
  • Place your cooked rice in a bowl, top with cole slaw, shredded pork, black beans, and avocado.

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