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CROCKPOT LUAU PORK ROAST

CROCKPOT LUAU PORK ROAST



What an easy, flavorful dish to make! Pineapple and Homemade Barbecue Sauce! Yum!

Here are a few thoughts on the methods I used when preparing this dish for my family….


1. Get out the Crockpot and plug it in…I started with my Pork Roast still frozen. Added the sauce ingredients into my crockpot. NOTE: cut the corner of the bag and push the sauce out. This method is easier than opening up the ziplock.



2. Turn it on low. 5 hours later, put a fork into the pot roast to see if it would tear easily. Since it did, I turned off the crockpot…NOTE: If not using a crockpot, a pot with a tight lid can be used on the stove pot on a low heat. Generally a faster cooking time, under two hours. Or, oven at 325 degrees, place roast in a Dutch Oven, Cast Iron Pot with Lid, or a Sauce pot with Lid (not plastic handles). The Oven will take 1-1 ½ hours


Then, I read through the recipe and got out the pots and pans I would use.


A. 1 qt pot with 2” of water and 1 T of butter (from my fridge) for the Peas.** Get the water hot, melting the butter. I add 1/4 teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper.

B. Rice: 1qt pot with 2 cups of water and ¼ teaspoon of salt. Bring to a boil, add rice, stir well and put a lid on it! Turn heat to medium low and simmer rice for 12-16 minutes. NOTE: this portion is for the 2/3 meal size. Rice to water ratio for the ‘parboiled’ rice we use is 1 part rice to 2 parts water. We generally serve rice in measured one cup bags, except for the singles which is 1/3 of a cup. In my photos, you may notice I added butter and 1 1/3 teaspoons of minced garlic to enhance the flavor of my rice. I lightly cook the garlic in melted butter. Add the rice and cook it until it begins to lightly brown. Add water, beware as the hot rice will cause the water to come to a simmer immediately. Don't burn yourself!





Turn on the vegetable water to come to a boil.


Check the rice, water should be simmering and almost absorbed. Rice will hold its temperature and continue to absorb and cook. Once I feel 90% of the water is absorbed, I frequently turn it off to allow it to finish cooking and to not overcook it. Keep it covered!


**Put the vegetables in the boiling, seasoned water. {The pictures shows corn being used. I also had some blanched carrots from the night before I added to the corn to make it more interesting…) **The recipe calls for Peas..., I do not like peas... I was allowed one vegetable that I did not have to eat as a child and I chose peas!...



How are the vegetables? These should have had 3-4 minutes to cook. Taste test…season?

You are now ready to serve!!!

Rice first, vegetables next, add your Pork Roast and spoon sauce on rice and roast!

Enjoy!


And Remember….Get the kids to help set the table. Placemat, Fork, Knife, Folded Napkin, Cup or Glass for their drinks. Teach them: Forks go on the left and knives and spoons go on the right. (To remember: “Fork” has four letters, as does “left”; “knife” and “spoon” both have five letters, as does “right.”) Folded Napkin under the Fork on the left side. A set table sets up a nice protocol for family time. Not always easy to do and it gives kids a chance to share about their day.

A. NO CELL PHONES...that includes mom and dad!

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