ok, my review might not be fair b/c i didn't follow the directions exactly, but i HAD to find out if i could do this w/o all the browning of meat and veggies beforehand. so i threw everything in the crockpot straight away and it turned out pretty good. the rice was a little mushy, probably b/c i forgot to turn it off low and i also used a little more liquid (i made cream of mushroom soup from scratch from a recipe off of here to avoid all the gross stuff in the canned and used less chicken broth, so i had to guess). i omitted the jalapeno and cream of celery soup, added a dash of worcesteshire as suggested and fresh thyme and oregano. i was so lazy/efficient that i just cut the sprigs, washed them and then laid them on top of the meat. good enough!
This is a quick and very easy way of making this dish!Used my G E Electric skillet and get the same results, cooked at 200 -220 for 30-40 minutes, though I have 3 crocks pot's (really don't know way I have 3 but anyway). I used 1 can of cream on mushroom soup, 2 1/4 cups of water for the sauce,shallots instead of onions, 4 1 1/2 inch thick pork chops seasoned and browned. I used 2 garlic cloves even though I only had 4 chops. Like WiccaChikka, I did added Worchestershire sauce, always good with pork. Thank You Pierre, excellent taste and everyone got the clean plate award!
We all agreed that this is one of the best crockpot recipes we've ever tried! My 12 yr old called it a 'delicious and easy work of art,' lol. I didn't have cream of celery so used cream of chicken in its place; it worked well with the chicken stock flavor. I did leave the jalapeno and celery out for the kids, but no substantive changes. I think I might try a dash of thyme and rosemary next time, in lieu of the jalapeno. It was nice to find a recipe that used regular rice instead of Minute Rice. I was a bit leery of the rice turning to mush, but other than the very top of the layer (where it had been bubbling in the last remaining bit of broth) it was all still surprisingly well-defined. We served it with salad, steamed veggies and fresh fruit. This has definitely gone to the top of our crockpot rotation - thank you so much for posting!
I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome as I used 2 thick pork chops, omitted the celery and celery soup (didn't have any)and the jalapenos (give me heartburn) I used the mushroom soup and fresh mushrooms with only one 15 oz can of broth, 3/4 c onions, one cup basmati rice and a dash of worchestershire. Very tasty and good consistency! Will be making again for sure! Thanks for the idea, Pierre!