Since I haven’t felt like cooking much,
(I’ve been sick…)
but not wanting to eat something from a can,
I decided to try a simple recipe I saw last week
on Food Network by Trisha Yearwood.
Here’s the link to that page:
I made a few changes and loved how it turned out!
It’s an easy recipe with simple ingredients
(which is why I wanted to try it).
I added a few ingredients to the recipe
and changed a few of the measurements.
The most important thing to remember is:
THICK-CUT pork chops. Thin-cut would dry out.
I added 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the butter
when I was “sauteing” the rice in the pan.
That insured that I wouldn’t burn the butter
and I like the flavor the olive oil gives to the rice.
Instead of one cup of rice, I used 1 1/2 cups.
I also added green onions for flavor.
I sprinkled them over the rice just before adding the beef broth.
Instead of using a can, I used the carton of beef broth.
I think it tastes a lot better.
I also increased the broth to 3 cups
because of the change in the amount of rice.
I seasoned the pork chops with a sprinkle of garlic powder,
onion powder, salt & pepper.
I placed some onion slices on top
and covered the entire dish with aluminum foil.
My oven isn’t working properly, so after 45 minutes at 350,
I increased the temperature to 375 and left it in for another 15 min.
It was perfect. The rice was not dry and not too wet.
The pork chops were cooked but not tough.
I wanted a nice sear on the pork chops so I placed them
in a hot cast iron skillet for just a few minutes.
It was the final touch they needed.
They lost the “white, roasted” look
and now looked crispy and delicious.
I steamed some broccoli to round out the meal.
I also added some fresh lemon wedges to sqeeze right over
the pork chops. It was amazing the difference! It brought out all the flavors.
My husband thought it was delicious.
I can’t wait to try this recipe using chicken. I think it’ll be great.
It was wonderful to have a home-cooked meal
with minimal effort.
Since I haven’t been feeling well, an easy recipe was the way to go.
I will be adding this recipe in my new “tried-and-true” file.
It’s nice to have something new to make for friends & family. :)