In a slow cooker, mix together all ingredients except for the rice and shrimp.
Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours, or 3 to 4 hours on high. Halfway through cooking, add the rice. 40 minutes before serving, stir in the shrimp. Continue to cook for the remaining 40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the shrimp and has turned pink, then before serving remove bay leaves. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot with slices of lime, and add Tabasco sauce if desired.
Combine all ingredients except onion in bowl, rub onto pork. Place onions and pork into crock pot. Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours. Shred pork with 2 forks, add BBQ sauce if preferred. Cook on low additional 30-45 minutes with BBQ Sauce.