Pork and Rice Quesadillas with Orange Salsa

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 16 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 6 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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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


  1. Coat a stove-top griddle with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat to preheat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine rice, pork, beans, arugula, cheese, and tomatoes. Mix well to combine.
  3. 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:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and toss to combine.
  2. Yield: 4 servings