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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Sauteed Pork Chops and Brown Rice

I must admit this was the first time I had ever cooked brown rice.  I had always heard that brown rice is hard to cook, and how it never comes out fluffy.  Hearing and reading those comments made me a little intimidated about it.  Since I started back on eating healthier, I decided to cook the rice and see how it will turn out.  Well, the results are in and I must say the brown rice came out tasty and fluffy.  Even my husband loved it.

I made sauteed pork chops to go with the brown rice. These sauteed pork chops are juicy and tender.  Season them with your favorite seasoning and sauteed in olive oil and butter. Enjoy!!

Pork Chops Ingredients: 

4 pork chops
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
salt to taste
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 tbsp of butter (optional)

Season your pork chops with garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper and salt.  Set aside for about 10 minutes.  Heat pan on medium heat add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and one tbsp of butter.  Sautee the pork chops until they are golden brown on both sides.

Brown Rice Ingredients:

2 cups of brown rice
1 1/2 cups of chicken broth
1 cup of water
1 tbsp of olive oil
salt to taste

In a saucepan on medium heat add the chicken broth, water, and olive oil.  When it starts to boil add the rice and salt.  Cover and let cook for about 5 minutes.  Set to simmer and cook for an additional 30-40 minutes. Stirring again after 15 minutes. After that, DO NOT uncover the pot until the rice has already been cooking for at least 30 minutes. Check on rice, if it's still a little hard cook a little longer.  Enjoy!!