Photo: Andrea Dorsey; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
Total Time
41 Mins
6 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups soup, about 2 avocado slices, 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese, and 4 chips)

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Brown pork on all sides. Remove from pan.

Step 2

Heat remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add rice, onion, garlic, and chiles; sauté 3 minutes or until onion is tender. Add pork, 1 cup water, oregano, broth, and beans; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in cilantro, juice, salt, and pepper; simmer 2 minutes. Top each serving with cheese, avocado, and chips.

Ratings & Reviews

Sue0601's Review

November 03, 2011
I enjoyed this soup. I didn't find serranos at my supermarket so I substituted a jalapeño. I will definitely make this again.

liafinney's Review

April 07, 2011
I hate to be the odd man out here, but upon my first taste of this soup, I thought I was going to have to toss it out! Part of the problem is using boxed chicken stock, as I usually use my own...but all I had left was 1 cup which I subbed for the water. After my initial disappointment, I added a jalepeno to the 2 serranos and a heaping tablespoon EACH of cumin and cayenne. I assume everyone else used some kind of quick cooking rice mix, but I had regular brown rice mixed with wild, so it took a almost 90 min of cooking time..good thing I had planned to let it sit overnight for everything to come together. It turned out to be a decent enough soup, but sure was a waste of a good pork tenderloin!

BeckiSue's Review

December 17, 2010
This is definitely in my "make again" file. Very easy to whip up on a weekenight. I skipped the cheese and don't miss it. The pork was so tender and the soup did get better as leftovers the next day.

Polychrome's Review

December 06, 2010
We substituted feta and lemon juice. This was fairly easy to put together, and absolutely delicious.

lgpcook's Review

November 15, 2010
My family really enjoyed this soup. It was very flavorful and complex. It was simple and quick enoughto make on a weeknight, which is a must for me!

jsg11991's Review

November 15, 2010
Very yummy and satisfying. The heat from the serranos is very comforting on a cool fall night! My husband really loved the heartiness of the soup.

bp4380's Review

November 15, 2010
Absolutely delicious!! I love the hint of lime and cilantro. We will definitely be having this again, soon!!