Here’s a hearty meal of spicy braised pork, with just a touch of sweet-and-sour action from the pineapple, which is pureed into a sauce.
In a cup, stir together the chile powder, salt, and cumin. Put the pork in the slow cooker and toss it with the spice mixture to coat it. In a large skillet or sauté pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. When it shimmers, add half of the pork and cook until just browned on the bottom, about 2 minutes, then turn and brown the other side. Return to the cooker and repeat with the remaining pork.
Put the rice in a sieve and rinse very well under running water. Dump into a
Using a slotted spoon, transfer the pork and half of the pineapple to a bowl. With an immersion blender, puree the sauce in the cooker. Season with more salt, if needed, return the pork and pineapple to the cooker, and serve with the rice.
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