pork chops with rice

pork chops with rice

prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 25 minutes
ready in: 40 minutes

makes: 4, 10 ounce servings


  • 2 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lb pork chops, (boneless or bone-in) trimmed of fat
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • 1 cup chopped green onions (including green tops)
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano (with juices)
  • 1 1/4 cups water

The nutritional content of recipes is calculated by a registered dietitian. Because ingredients and measurements may vary, the values we give are close approximations.


  1. Mix 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, salt and pepper together. Pat chops dry with clean paper towels and coat chops with seasonings.
  2. Heat oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chops on both sides just until brown, about 1 min per side. Remove from skillet.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and add onions. Cook and stir 1-2 min or just until tender. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds.
  4. Stir in rice, tomatoes, remaining herbs and water. Bring mixture to a boil.
  5. Place chops atop rice. Reduce heat, cover and gently simmer 18-20 min until pork reaches an internal temperature of 145°F and rice is tender.

per serving: 260 calories, 6g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 90mg cholesterol, 530mg sodium, 31g carbohydrates, 2g dietary fiber, 22g protein