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Pork Chops with Broccoli and Rice

Adding broccoli to a rice mix results in a special side for skillet-prepared pork chops.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1
box (6 oz) herb roasted chicken-flavor long-grain and wild rice mix
2
cups water
4
cups fresh broccoli florets (about 1/2 lb)
1
tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4
boneless pork loin chops, 3/4 inch thick (about 1 1/3 lb)

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, mix rice, seasoning package from rice mix and water. Heat to boiling over medium heat. Cover; cook 7 minutes. Add broccoli; cook 3 minutes longer.
  • 2 Spoon rice and broccoli onto 4 dinner plates. Cover to keep warm.
  • 3 Wipe out skillet. In same skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Sprinkle salt and pepper over pork; place in skillet. Cook 4 to 6 minutes or until bottoms are browned. Turn pork; cook 4 to 5 minutes longer or until pork is no longer pink and meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160°F. Serve pork with rice and broccoli.
  • 1 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, mix rice, seasoning package from rice mix and water. Heat to boiling over medium heat. Cover; cook 7 minutes. Add broccoli; cook 3 minutes longer.
  • 2 Spoon rice and broccoli onto 4 dinner plates. Cover to keep warm.
  • 3 Wipe out skillet. In same skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Sprinkle salt and pepper over pork; place in skillet. Cook 4 to 6 minutes or until bottoms are browned. Turn pork; cook 4 to 5 minutes longer or until pork is no longer pink and meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160°F. Serve pork with rice and broccoli.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

If your pork chops are thinner or thicker than 3/4 inch, adjust the cook time accordingly, and be sure to cook to 160°F.

Any flavor of packaged rice mix can be used.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
(
Calories from Fat
200),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
22%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
560mg
560%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
34g
34%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
50%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.