Pork and Rice Quesadillas with Orange Salsa

Total Time:
16 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
6 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup instant rice, cooked according to package directions
  • 2 cups diced roasted pork loin
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained
  • 1 cup chopped arugula leaves
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 6 burrito-size flour tortillas, regular or flavored
  • 1 recipe Orange Salsa, recipe follows
  • Orange Salsa:
  • 1 (11-ounce) can Mandarin oranges, drained and chopped
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped scallions
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions

Coat a stove-top griddle with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat to preheat.

In a large bowl, combine rice, pork, beans, arugula, cheese, and tomatoes. Mix well to combine.

Arrange tortillas on a flat surface. Top 1 side of the tortillas with pork mixture. Fold the other side over to cover filling. Transfer quesadillas to hot pan and cook 2 to 3 minutes per side, until golden brown and cheese melts. Serve with orange salsa.

Orange Salsa:

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and toss to combine.

Yield: 4 servings


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