Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Simple Slow Cooker Pork Loin

Posted by 8 years ago 14 Comments

Confession time… I’ve been so busy with work and the conference that last week I barely had time to cook. We ate out a record breaking 3 nights in a row. I know, I know *hanging head in shame* but hey, I do my best. These things will happen.

Well Saturday I was determined NOT to eat out again. So in the afternoon I pulled out the trusty crock pot and made up this quick meal. To my surprise the husband LOVED it. I was shocked as he normally hates slow cooker meals AND I tried a completely different spice combo, for us anyways.

Here’s what I did…Simple Slow Cooker Pork Loin

  • 1 small sweet onion chopped
  • 1 cup brown rice (180g)
  • 1 15oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can of chicken broth
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • Pork Loin (We used 2 about a pound each)

Put all ingredients in the crock pot.

Turn on high.

Wait 3 hours.


Seriously, that was it. the rice was perfect. If it cooked any longer I think it would have been glue but the 3 hour mark was ideal.

If you want to make this on a day you will be away longer then 3 hours, I’d use a timer. I’m not sure of the time on low or how the rice would turn out. You Crock-pot veterans out there will have to chime in.

Here’s a little before and after cooking shot.

Simple Slow Cooker Pork Loin - before

Simple Slow Cooker Pork Loin - after

No nutritional info on this one. It will depend on your pork loin size. I got around 6 servings from it and enjoyed the leftovers at lunch today. :)

Oh and I have to add that the next day I made homeamde sauce and meatballs and today I have lean burgers cooking on the George Foreman. I’m on a roll! ;)

See other recipes using: allspice, brown rice, cumin, diced tomatoes, pork, pork loin, thyme

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    March 1, 2010

    That looks so good! I'll have to try it later this week!


    March 1, 2010

    I love my George Foreman grill. This looks delicious. I'll have to give it a try.

    Krista S.

    March 1, 2010

    Just wanted to pat you on the back for 3 home-cooked meals in a row! I've never tried making brown rice like that in the crock pot. I'm inspired by you once again. Thanks, Roni!

    Emily @ The Southern Belle Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    That looks delicious, can't wait to try it!

    Unplanned Cooking

    March 1, 2010

    I find whenever my routine changes what's most difficult is finding time to cook because if I don't plan ahead, I'm screwed.


    March 1, 2010

    do u think chicken would work for this also....we cant eat pork


    March 2, 2010

    Totally! and the cooking time should be similar.


    March 2, 2010

    This looks great! I'm always looking for new slow cooker ideas. Thanks, Roni!

    Tonyne @ Unlikely Success Story

    March 2, 2010

    Yum. That's it. Will make this soon.


    March 2, 2010

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    April 19, 2010

    Thanks so much for this great recipe! I've never added rice to any of my crockpot meals before so this was my first one pot wonder. I had to modify the spices a little to use what we had on hand (cumin, oregano & garlic powder) but it tastes fabulous and I can't wait to have the leftovers for lunches this week. Thanks again! :)


    August 11, 2010

    Oh my goodness that looks like heaven! I love cooking pork loins but always seem to do the same thing over & over. Thanks for a new idea!


    April 1, 2011

    i made my own version of this last night and it wowed a crowd!! i made this "hawaiian style" by adding a can of pineapple chunks instead of tomatoes and a couple of chopped jalapenos, some ginger, and cumin and an onion. it was absolutely delicious!! without your recipe to give me the guidance it never would have happened! a definite keeper you should try it out! thanks roni.

    JoAnn Guzeika

    April 8, 2015

    I find with recipes that call for rice in the crockpot, if I use brown rice instead of white, it is perfectly cooked. So much so that the people in my house who don't love brown rice don't notice that it isn't white rice.