Last Updated on December 28, 2015 by Kristi Linauer
I made it back into the kitchen this week, but it’s not pretty! That’s okay, though. At least I cooked and stayed out of the Taco Bell drive through.
Here’s a challenge…count the number of times I use the word “exhausted”. 😀 It’s just been one of those weeks.
Anyway, here is Leigh’s recipe for the pork chops with rice…
4 pork chops (we actually prefer pork steak, but they’re both good)
1 box Uncle Ben’s Long Grain & Wild Rice (ORIGINAL RECIPE)
1 can French Onion soup + 1/2 can water
1-2 TBSP butter
Pour the rice and seasoning packet in a 9×13 pan (I usually double this and use the 9×13 so you might be able to use a smaller pan) and then pour in the soup and water. Chunk up the butter in there too, and mix it all together until the seasoning is all mixed in. Place the pork in the pan and push down under the liquid (I even spread some of the rice on top of the pork). Cover with foil and bake at 350* for 1hr to 1hr 15min.
Thanks so much for the recipe, Leigh!! Your incredibly easy recipe was just what I needed this week.
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KimJanuary 29, 2011 at 8:33 pm
Love that you cooked even though you had a long day. I need your dedication…it is very hard for me to stay out of the drive thru. I will definitely try this.
LeighJanuary 30, 2011 at 2:42 am
Ack!!! I'm so glad you tried this recipe, but I hate that I wasn't clear enough. You actually don't cook the rice first. It will dry out if you do that. The rice cooks while it's baking in the oven. Just pour the dry rice and season mix in the baking dish and mix with the soup and water and butter. I'm so sorry if yours didn't turn out well. I didn't watch the whole video, I stopped it when I saw you cooking the rice. I'm sorry!!! I hope you'll try this again. It really is delicious and takes about 5 min to throw together:o)
Kristi @ Addicted 2 DecoratingJanuary 30, 2011 at 2:50 am
No, Leigh, I did it like you said!!! I just cooked the whole thing on the stovetop instead of in the oven, because my cookware (Saladmaster Cookware) cooks meat–even frozen meat–really well and makes it super tender. My pork was a still a bit frozen, so I didn't think it would work putting it in the oven, but I knew my cookware would cook it very well. And it did!!
So yeah, I just put it all together…rice, pork, soup, and butter…and cooked it all at the same time. It turned out GREAT!!! Super moist and very tasty.
Kristi @ Addicted 2 DecoratingJanuary 30, 2011 at 2:53 am
But I did say in the video that for those who don't have the cookware that I have (which is probably most people, since I don't think it's very common), they would need to mix it up in a 9 x 13 and cook it in the oven instead of on the stovetop.
LiliJanuary 30, 2011 at 1:04 pm
Loved your video, I really like your kitchen too, love the colors. I so love cooking and you cooked a meal like I do!!! I just love using fast put it all together recipes. One I used a few times is: Salsa Chicken– Skinless chicken breast, a jar of salsa (I added a small can of crushed tomatoes too because I used 6 pieces of chicken, I could'a bought a bigger jar of salsa 🙂 ) and a can of black beans (rinsed and drained) Put it all together then…baked for a couple of hours and you can serve that on Quinoa (or rice)…but my fav. I like it wrapped in a tortilla with sour cream.
Double GlazingJanuary 30, 2011 at 3:44 pm
Utter the two words home decorating in a crowd or women and the place will go mad. These two words seem to breathe fire in women's bellies. Most women love the idea of home decorating.
LeighJanuary 31, 2011 at 4:18 am
Ok whew! Sorry about that. I had the volume way low, too because one of my kids was in here asleep. Haha guess I should have known what I was walking about before I said anything, huh? Anyway, glad it turned out ok. I've got oodles of easy recipes (though none that easy) and I'll pass some on to you every now and again!!!