Parmesan Pork Chops And Rice Recipe

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Parmesan Pork Chops and Rice

Sali Mounce

By
@mounces

This is so good and so easy, it's a beginner's delight! Easy to dress up and use for a dinner buffet!


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Serves:

6

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

6 large
1/2 " thick pork chops
1 1/2 c
instant rice (e.g., minute rice, brown or white)
1 can(s)
20 oz crushed tomatoes
1 jar(s)
pasta sauce (use your choice of red sauce)
1-1.5 c
beef stock (you can buy stock or make your own with bouillon)
1 clove
garlic, chopped fine
black pepper
salt (i like to use garlic salt for the added taste)
1 pinch
oregano, dried or fresh
italian seasoning or individual seasonings, as you wish
1 1/2 c
parmesan/romano cheese, grated
1/4 c
virgin olive oil

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Add the olive oil to a large fry pan over medium heat; add chopped garlic and stir; then add pork chops and brown on each side (about 2 min)
2
While chops are browning, spray a large metal or glass cake pan with olive oil; spread the rice into the bottom of the pan
3
Place browned chops over the rice in a single layer.
4
In a large bowl, pour the chopped tomatoes, pasta sauce and seasonings -- season to your own taste. I like a lot of garlic and less oregano -- use your own taste! Stir and add the beef stock. Stir, then pour carefully over the pork chops, making sure all are covered. There will be a lot of tomato sauce, but much will be absorbed into the rice.
5
With a spatula or spoon, carefully lift the corner of each chop so the sauce gets underneath and into the rice.
6
Sprinkle 1/4 cup (or more if you like) of parmesan/romano cheese over the top of the chop mixture. If you prefer, you can also use fresh shredded parmesan or romano cheeses.
7
Cover and place into the 325 degree oven for 50 minutes; remove cover and return to the over for 10-15 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed and rice is done.
8
Remove from oven, and sprinkle freshly shredded, or dry Italian cheeses and some fresh chopped parsley over the entire dish. Serve each portion by lifting with a large spatula, so rice and chop is removed together.
9
Add a green salad, some steamed carrots, and some crusty bread for a quick and easy supper -- or an impressive buffet dish!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy