Saturday, October 1, 2011

Pork Chops with Onion Rice

  • 4 Pork Chops Bone-in
  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 - 4 tblsp onion soup mix.
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tblsp of butter
Directions (preheat oven to 350)
  1. Place rice with onion soup mix in a covered baking dish. Mix together thoroughly. Add the two cups of water
  2. Season pork chops with salt an pepper (you can remove bone if desired read note at end of recipe) spray with olive oil spray on both sides.
  3. Over high heat, sear pork chops until a golden crust on outside. and place pork chops over rice.
  4. Cover dish and place in oven, cook for an hour . Check every once and a while to make sure that there is enough water for rice. During the last 5 minutes of cooking place 1 tblsp of  butter on top of each chop.
My husband hates bones in his food, but in the culinary world, bones are wonderful for flavor purposes. I normally remove the bones after cooking, but it occured to me to remove them before cooking, but still cooking them to get the benefits of flavor, with out the 'look' of a chopped up piece of meat on the plate.  I just seared the bones alongside the chops and placed in the baking dish alongside the chops.