Pork Chops on Orange Rice

A few years back I mentioned in my Daybook that we were having these pork chops for dinner, and ended up sharing the recipe in the comments section. Last week, while making this for our dinner I decided to take some pictures and write up a full post on it. The recipe is from the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook (you know the one – red and white plaid!) that I bought when we were first married. It is a simple recipe and very delicious. We love the flavor of the orange rice in this dish and how well it complements the pork chops. The ingredients listed below are for a single recipe which should serve 4-6 people. I usually double the recipe for our family, so you will notice more food in the pictures than the recipe calls for. Here we go ~

Ingredients:

6 pork chops, 3/4 inch thick
1 1/3 cups Minute Rice (uncooked)
1 cup orange juice
1 can Chicken with Rice soup
Salt and pepper to season

In skillet, brown pork chops on both sides; season with salt and pepper –

Place rice in 13 x 9 baking dish –

Pour orange juice over rice –

Arrange pork chops on rice –

Pour chicken with rice soup over all –

Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, then uncover and bake 10 more minutes –

Delicious!

Okay, confession time – we love the orange rice. . . we love the orange rice so much that instead of doubling, I now triple the rice ingredients in this recipe. This gives everyone a nice pile of rice with their pork chop. Feel free to do the same for your family. They’ll thank you for it – believe me, they will.

Oh, and it simply must be served every time with applesauce around here. On days when I am cooking this, my kids can be heard around the house quoting Peter Brady from the old 1970’s Brady Bunch show saying “Were having pork chops. . . and . . . applesauce” (spoken through their teeth). If you’ve seen it, you know what I mean. If not, well just ignore this paragraph. Except for the part about serving this dish with applesauce – it really is good.

Have a wonderful day!

Blessings,
Nancy

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