Pork Chops, Rice & Apple GrillePosted: February 1, 2011
This is a fantastic recipe for moist pork chops and flavorful rice. My husband is not fond of pork, but when I first made this dish, he said he wouldn’t mind eating pork this way all the time.
I found the original recipe in the package with the wild rice; below is my adapted recipe. Unfortunately, I don’t know what company provided it since I don’t have that portion left of the packet.
I make this in my large cast iron skillet, so there is very little clean up afterward as long as you have a lid large enough to cover the pan.
pork chops, rice & apple grille
4 lean pork chops, seasoned with salt and pepper
oil for grilling
1/2 cup wild rice + 1/2 cup white/brown rice mixture *
1 onion, sliced into rings
1 apple sliced thin, peel on, core removed
1 1/2 cup chicken broth**
Season the pork chops and brown in a large cast iron skillet or dutch oven in the oil. Remove to a plate.
Add the rice to the skillet, then add the pork chops back on top.
Cover the pork chops with the onion slices, then pour in the chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then cover with the lid and simmer for 45-50 minutes. (If the chops are really thick, you may need a bit more time.)
Add the sliced apple to the pan, cover and simmer another 10-15 minutes until chops are done.
Serve and enjoy!
*I like this ratio of rice best, and since I mix my rice 1/2 white, 1/2 brown in the storage container, it is easy to grab. If you use more wild rice, you’ll need to add more water/broth to the pan, so adjust accordingly.
**Rather than keep broth on hand, I like using Penzey’s Chicken Soup Base and Seasoning. They have stores all over the country, so if there isn’t one near you, check wherever you are visiting because you will not be disappointed.