4-Ingredient Chipotle Pork Rice Bowl

by Dorothy Reinhold on October 11, 2015

Print This Post Print This Post With only 4 ingredients, this easy, smoky Chipotle Pork Rice Bowl really delivers on flavor and can be on the dinner table in 30 minutes. | ShockinglyDelicious.com

One of my tricks lately is to make dinner bowls. There’s just something fun and unfussy about eating dinner all put together in a bowl. And news flash…you don’t have to actually eat it in a bowl if you prefer a plate.

It’s cozy, it’s comforting, it’s family.

A couple of unpretentious ingredients and an easy jarred sauce make this a meal that is ready in about 30 minutes. I really liked the shortcut Chipotle Mexican Cooking Sauce I used for this — simply tomato, vinegar, oil, chipotle, onion, garlic, sugar and spices, for an authentic taste with modern timing.

It’s a little bit of meal magic.

4-Ingredient Chipotle Pork Rice Bowl recipe on ShockinglyDelicious.com

4-Ingredient Chipotle Pork Rice Bowl

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Authentic chipotle sauce makes a smoky pork rice bowl for a comforting meal with traditional tastes, in about 30 minutes.



  1. Heat a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes (no need to add any oil). Add pork and stir-fry 8 or so more minutes, until pork is cooked through.
  2. Add sauce, then put about 2 tablespoons of water in the jar and shake it with the lid on, to capture every bit of the sauce, and pour into the pan. Stir, cover and simmer on low for about 10 minutes. Add 2-4 tablespoons additional water if the mixture seems to be getting dry during cooking. The kitchen will smell wonderful.
  3. To serve, add hot rice to a bowl, top with some chipotle pork, and garnish as you like.
  4. Makes 4 servings.


Lower-carb version: If you'd like to reduce the carbs in this dinner, feel free to substitute finely shredded lettuce for the rice. Just top the lettuce with the pork mixture, and away you go.

Recipe source: Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious


How to make 4-Ingredient Chipotle Pork Rice Bowl on ShockinglyDelicious.comDisclosure: Hormel sent the chipotle sauce for recipe development, and compensated me for my time.

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Dave October 14, 2015 at 7:50 am

Hi Dorthy,
Made this last night.
My wife who does not like spicy liked it a lot.
She had 2nds
I love spicy & also liked it a lot & had 2nds!
This is a keeper & I will make it again
Oh and it’s so quick & easy


Dorothy Reinhold October 16, 2015 at 8:58 am

Dave! You made my day! So glad you both liked it enough for seconds. It’s hard to beat that jar of sauce for a quick, easy fixer.


Nutmeg Nanny October 14, 2015 at 5:35 am

What a simple and totally delicious looking dish! Love that you used ground pork…yum!


Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert October 13, 2015 at 9:13 pm

I love dishes that are easy enough that I can trust my husband to do them! Sometimes I just need a night off!


Dorothy Reinhold October 16, 2015 at 9:00 am

I truly understand. This recipe is easy enough for any beginning cook, I think.


Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence October 13, 2015 at 7:21 pm

I am big fan of dinner bowls as well. I just posted a Honey Sriracha Chicken Bowl :)! This one looks really tasty. And easy!


Cookin Canuck October 13, 2015 at 1:01 pm

I’ll have to keep an eye out for the sauce. What a great comfort meal for a busy night!


heather @french press October 13, 2015 at 8:00 am

we’ve been LOVING rice bowl lately too – and that chipotle sauce sauce delicious


Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama October 13, 2015 at 7:03 am

You had me at 4 ingredients! Love easy dinner recipes like this. 🙂


Andi @ The Weary Chef October 13, 2015 at 4:24 am

This is my kind of dinner! I love rice bowls! This looks so good!


Tonia October 12, 2015 at 11:15 am

This is my kind of recipe! Easy, delicious comfort food with less dishes to clean!


Dorothy Reinhold October 12, 2015 at 2:11 pm

Amen on fewer dishes, eh?


Michelle @ The Complete Savorist October 12, 2015 at 10:59 am

This looks wonderful, hearty and simple enough to make. Great flavors.


Dorothy Reinhold October 12, 2015 at 2:12 pm

I also enjoyed it over shredded lettuce instead of rice, for a lighter version.


Amy Stafford October 12, 2015 at 8:49 am

Such a delicious recipe for weeknight dinner.


Dorothy Reinhold October 12, 2015 at 2:12 pm

Thanks Amy!


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