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Want to know one of our family “go to” dinner hits? It’s this easy baked pork chops and rice recipe that my husband made up. He’s such a great cook! What I like about this recipe though, is that you don’t have to be a great cook to make it, it just tastes like you’re a cooking genius…but it’s super easy! The flavor? Fantastic! The trick? Use two boxes of Uncle Ben’s® Long Grain & Wild Rice, Original Recipe. Besides that, you’re just seasoning the pork chops and adding butter and water. Really. That’s it. Read on and I’ll help you get a great dinner on the table fast!
We’re using pork chops with the bone in, not boneless. We add season salt to the pork chops before searing them, but you don’t need to add anything to the rice, other than the butter and water that it requires. It’s perfect like it is. Not only that but the rice is what gives this whole dish it’s awesome flavor.
My husband has been thrilling his audience (me, our two sons and daughter) for years with this dish. One thing he’s a stickler about when he makes this (besides the bone in pork chops, he’s firm on that) is Uncle Ben’s® Long Grain & Wild Rice, Original Recipe. He’s right too. Once you try this dish, you’ll know what I mean. (I mean don’t plan on many leftovers.)
Since my husband made this recipe he was kind enough to run out to Kroger to pick up the Uncle Ben’s®. We love shopping there. It took him a while to get back though because he had to talk about the recent football games with some guys. LOL! Male bonding at the grocery store. Hey, I get it. This recipe is fast so you can get back to the game or whatever else you have going on. I’m currently watching the Mindy Project and am two seasons behind, so I need my free time. LOL!
This yummy meal awaits you and it doesn’t take long!
Using a large baking dish, pour in two boxes of Uncle Ben’s® Long Grain & Wild Rice, Original Recipe.
Add season salt to the pork chops and sear them in a pan. The left side is how they started and the right is just before they were taken out of the pan.
A tip from Chip! (AKA my husband) Of the water that you’re going to be adding to the recipe, use 1/2 a cup of it to deglaze the pan. That will add some extra flavor from the searing of the pork. Great idea!
Yep, we’re really using the lazy susan that I turned into a chalkboard! I love this thing!
Place the seared pork over the rice and add the 1/2 cup of boiling water from the deglazing of the pan.
Now add the flavor packets from the rice. Sprinkle them over the whole dish, on top of the pork.
Another tip! Melt the butter in the remaining water, while it is at a boil. Here the water was boiled in a electric tea kettle and added to the measuring cup, so do it however you like. It just needs to be or just have been at a boil.
Now pour that melted butter and water over the dish. Cover it with aluminum foil and bake it at 350 degrees for one hour. That’s it! You’re done! Serve it and eat it but don’t try the rice before you serve it or you’ll eat it all yourself. I warned you. LOL!
You can find Uncle Ben’s® at Kroger. How do you use Uncle Ben’s® in your recipes?