Baked Pork Chops with Vegetable Rice

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 50 mins

Very appealing looking and the bonus is that it tastes great. I got this recipe out of a magazine several years ago. The preparation time is merely guess work.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil.
  2. Brown chops on both sides; remove and set aside.
  3. Add onion and garlic to skillet; cover and cook about 5 minutes, until softened.
  4. Add rice, curry powder, cumin and oregano; stir to coat rice.
  5. Add zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, salt, pepper, bay leaf and chicken stock.
  6. Bring to boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. Transfer mixture to 13 x 9 baking dish.
  8. Nestle pork chops into rice; pour any juices from meat over top.
  9. Cover and bake in 350 oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid absorbed.
  10. discard bay leaf.
Most Helpful

Looks delicious and tastes very good. I will up the curry next time and maybe add a little cayenne, it wasn't quite enough kick for the hubby and I, but the kids liked it alot.

Jenti October 21, 2007

Thanks Darlene10. I had made my own chicken stock & was looking for something other than risotto to make (and I had pork chops on hand). This made a tasty dish, the only thing I would say though is that I personally think it needed a bit more flavour - 1t of curry powder isn't very much when taken against the amount of meat & rice. I put in a heaped tablespoon, which gave it a bit more depth of flavour. (I had put in 1t, and tasted it before putting it into the oven, that is when I added more). Thanks for the very easy recipe, it will be a fantastic alternative to casseroles when winter rolls around.

LilKiwiChicken March 17, 2007

Definitely looks appealing and it does taste great! If you love pork chops, rice and curry, you will love this one! A real winning combination. I have to admit to seconds on the rice. I didn't have fresh romas on hand, subbed with canned which worked well for me. Great recipe Darlene10.

Gerry November 28, 2004