So we made this great Hawaiian dish that will make you want to go back to Hawaii or visit there if you have never been. We made it with Bacon Mango Fried Rice. Along with Asparagus and the left over mango. This dish is also one of the easiest dishes to make.
Slow Cooker Kalua Pork
- 1 4 pound pork shoulder roast (or similar roast, size can vary a bit too)
- 1 tablespoon liquid smoke (you can find this in almost any grocery store)
- 1 tablespoon Himalayan pink salt (sold in most grocery stores)
- Lightly grease your slow cooker with nonstick spray. Pierce the roast all over with a fork. Place in slow
- Pour liquid smoke evenly over the roast, then sprinkle with the salt.
- Cover and cook on low for 8-12 hours. (For a larger roast you'll need closer to the 12 hours)
- Uncover, pull pork apart with 2 forks. Serve alone or you can serve it over rice, in tacos, salads, and more!
If you want to use a really big roast you can double the liquid smoke and salt and keep the extra meat stored in an airtight container in the fridge all week long for incredible leftovers and quick fix meals!
Bacon Mango Fried Rice (easy, one-pan meal)
Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 15 mins
The mango caramelizes with the crisp bacon for an exotic flavor combination that will rock your taste buds.
- Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
- Skill Level: $4-$6
- Cost To Make: Easy
- Serving: 4 as a side
- 5 strips of thickcut bacon (or 8-10 normal strips), sliced into ½" pieces
- 1 mango, peeled and diced
- 4 cups dayold cooked white rice
- Chives for garnish, optional but very nice
- Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, add chopped bacon and sauté until almost crisp (5-6 min). Skim off excess fat, leaving about 1½ to 2 Tbsp in the pan.
- Add diced mango and sauté 23 min over medium heat until caramelized.
- Stir in day old rice until well combined and cook until heated through (2 min). Serve garnished with green onion if desired.
Tip: This works best with refrigerated day old rice. Don't use fresh rice or it becomes a sticky fried rice and it's not as good. To cook rice, we use a rice maker with these proportons: 2 cups rice, 2½ cups water, 2 Tbsp butter and 1 tsp salt.