Sunday Supper: Slow Cooker Filipino Pork With Garlic Fried Rice

Sunday Supper

Cooking projects for people who'd like nothing more than to spend a sunday afternoon surrounded by the wonderful aromas of the kitchen.

Editor's note: Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.


This simple slow-cooker adobo pork with garlic fried rice is tangy, comforting, and delightfully fragrant. [Photograph: Jennifer Olvera]

Simple but incredibly satisfying, Filipino adobo pork is everything a Sunday meal should be: hearty, homey, and fragrant enough to fill your home with "yum." Using pork shoulder and preparing it in a slow-cooker is relatively effortless, but the payoff is big. Left to its own devices for a long enough period of time, you get nice caramelization on the outside of the meat. Then, you pull it apart and finish cooking it in the pot sauce to finish infusing the flavors.

As for the garlic fried rice served beneath it, go ahead and make a batch of rice per the package directions if you don't have any leftovers on hand. Just allow it to fully cool in the refrigerator first. Feel free to spice it up with whatever veggies or meat you happen to have on hand.

Note: You can substitute apple cider vinegar for white wine vinegar, but the results will be sweeter. If you use distilled white vinegar reduce the amount by 1 to 1 s1/2 teaspoons.