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pork chops and mexican rice
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Pork Chops with Easy Mexican Rice

A tasty and easy 30 minute skillet pork chops and rice recipe the whole family will love.  Uses your favorite salsa and features tender cheesy pork chops to round out the meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 323kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb tenderized boneless pork chops
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup peppers, diced (any type)
  • 2 each green onions, diced
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 ¼ cup lower sodium chicken broth
  • ¾ cup salsa, your favorite brand
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to large skillet and heat on medium.  
  • Salt and pepper pork chops as desired.  Brown pork chops (1-2 minutes per side) in hot oil then set aside.  (Pork chops will not be fully cooked at this point.)
  • Add remaining ½ tablespoon oil to skillet and sauté peppers and onions 1-2 minutes over medium heat.  Add rice and continue sautéing until rice is slightly browned.  
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir.  Place pork chops on top of rice and cover skillet.  Bring rice mixture to a simmer and cook 15-20 minutes until rice is done and pork chops fully cooked.  
  • Sprinkle cheese on top and allow to melt.  

Notes

Pro Tips:

If using brown rice or instant brown rice, be sure to check the cooking time and adjust accordingly. Brown rice requires a longer cooking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 535mg | Potassium: 554mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 20.6mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 1.3mg