Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pork Chops & Rice Bake

This is another quick, easy & affordable meal that works for any type of family. I know not everyone is a casserole fan {my husband being one of them} but he liked this and being the cook, I love a one-pan meal. Season your chops in the package you purchased them and you'll only have a couple of dishes to wash tonight.

What You Need:
1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
Four 8 oz. center-cut, bone-in pork loin chops, 1/2 inch thick
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup uncooked long-grain rice
1 10 3/4 oz can cream of chicken soup
2 cups grated cheddar cheese {8 oz}

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Heat the oil in an ovenproof skillet with a lid over medium high heat. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper. Cook, turning once until brown on both sides. 6-8 minutes total. Meanwhile, in a bowl mix together 1/4 cup water, rice, cream of chicken soup and cheddar cheese. Once the chops are browned, add the rice mixture to the skillet. Cover and transfer to the oven. {Be sure you are using a skillet with an oven-safe handle and use caution when removing.} Bake 45 minutes, or until the rice is done. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Are you getting tired of me yet?
    So I'm pretty sure I'm semi-lactose intolerant so unless cheese is an absolute must (aka - lasagna, quesadilla, etc.) I try and think of a substitution. I ended up replacing the cheese with 2 cups of sauerkraut! First off who knew I liked sauerkraut, it's delicious. And second, this dish was great and SO easy. Although I did overcooked the pork chops so I'll have to try this again to redeem myself.