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Pork Chops with Loaded Vegetable Rice

Delicately flavored pork chops bake right on top of this loaded vegetable rice medley. This rice is definitely the star of this show!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Comfort Foods, Everyday Meals, Pork, side dishes, vegetarian dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: casserole recipe, pork chops, RICE, rice cooker recipe, side dishes, vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 510kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 pork chops boneless or bone-in about 1/2-inch thick
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt optional
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 14.5 oz can fire-roasted tomatoes, drained
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper diced
  • 1/4 cup orange bell pepper diced
  • 1/4 cup yellow bell pepper diced
  • 8 oz fresh mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 cup green onion scallions chopped
  • 1 cup rice uncooked
  • 14 oz rich vegetable stock see NOTES
  • 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a 13x9-inch baking pan.
  • Mix the salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika. Rub into pork chops.
  • Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and saute for 3 minutes. Add pork chops and brown about 3 minutes each side; remove from pan and set aside.
  • Add the stock and rice to the same pan you browned the chops in; bring to a boil. Add all the vegetables to the pan, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the vegetable/rice mixture to the prepared baking dish. Stir in Parmesan cheese.
  • Place chops on top of rice mixture, cover (you can use aluminum foil) and cook 30-45 minutes (see NOTES).

Notes

See post for explanation of which stock I used and what is a good substitute.
I cooked mine 45 minutes since I like very soft rice. Check for doneness after 30 minutes.
Omit the meat for a vegetarian meal.
Omit the meat and Parmesan cheese for a vegan meal.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 976mg | Potassium: 823mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1266IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 2mg