Mom's Baked Pork Chops and Rice is an easy dinner recipe made with tender pork chops and creamy white rice cooked together in one baking dish. This easy recipe is a family favorite that even picky eaters love!
This recipe for baked pork chops and rice is one of our favorite pork chop recipes. It's a combination of Mom and Grandma's pork chop recipes, and it is insanely good!
Seriously, even my picky eaters love this delicious dinner, and it's easy enough for busy weeknights. If you love easy recipes as much as I do, you're going to love this simple pork chop recipe!
This is a lot like my grandma's chicken and rice recipe, except you use pork instead of chicken.
You only need a few simple ingredients for this recipe for baked pork chops and rice. You should be able to find them in your grocery store if you don't already have them at home:
- Pork chops -- bone in
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Smoked paprika-- adds color and flavor
- Black pepper
- Cream of celery soup
- Cream of onion soup-- or cream of mushroom
- Jasmine rice-- or any long grain white rice
- Water-- or chicken broth for extra flavor
You're also going to want a thicker cut pork chop. Your pork chops should be at least ½ inch thick so they don't dry out during baking.
How to Make Baked Pork Chops and Rice
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees f. Then, spray a baking dish or casserole dish with non stick spray.
Next, season pork chops with garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and pepper. Make sure to season both sides of the chops.
Then, rinse your rice under cold water and drain it. Add the rinsed cup of rice to your baking dish.
Also, melt butter in the microwave.
Then, add about half the melted butter, water or broth, and the cream of celery and cream of onion soups to the rice. Mix well, and smooth the rice mixture evenly over the bottom of the baking dish.
Now, place the pork chops on top of the rice mixture in a single layer. Make sure the rice is submerged in the liquid. You may have to scrape some off of the pork chops or the sides of the casserole dish.
Drizzle the remaining melted butter over the pork chops. I also added some dried parsley flakes over the pork chops. If you don't have them, that's fine.
When everything's added, cover the baking dish tightly with aluminum foil. This is necessary to allow steam to build up and cook the rice.
Don't worry--it's perfectly safe to cook raw pork chops and raw rice together!
Cook the pork and rice dish for 30 minutes at 350 degrees f, keeping it covered. Then, remove the aluminum foil. Be careful-- the steam will be very hot, so use oven mitts!
Bake the pork and rice uncovered for another 30 minutes, for a total of 1 hour in the oven.
All ovens are different, so make sure that the pork chops have reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees f, according to a meat thermometer, and that the rice is cooked.
Once everything is fully cooked, take the casserole dish out of the oven and let it sit at room temperature for about 5 minutes. The rice will absorb extra liquid as it cools. If you want, cut the pork off the bone or the chops into smaller pieces before serving.
And there you have it! Delicious, juicy pork chops and creamy, flavorful rice-- the perfect comfort food meal!
What to Serve with Pork Chops and Rice
So, what do you serve with pork chops? You already have rice, so give your meal a bit of green with your favorite veggies.
There are great ways to customize this pork and rice dish to your liking!
Feel free to use whatever cream soups you like best. I usually use cream of celery and cream of onion soup, but cream of mushroom soup and cream of chicken soup also work well.
If you're like my son, and cheese is one of your favorite things in the whole world, sprinkle on some of your favorite shredded cheese during the last 10 minutes of baking the pork and rice. Cheddar cheese is our go-to!
You can use any kind of long grain white rice. Minute rice won't work for this pork and rice recipe. Brown rice can work as well, but it will probably need more time to cook.
Boneless pork chops are not good for this recipe. If you want to serve boneless chops, cook them with the bone in, and just cut the meat off the bone after the dish has cooked.
How to Store and Reheat
Store any leftover pork chops and rice in an airtight container in the refrigerator, where it'll keep for 3 to 4 days.
For longer storage, you can freeze the dish in a freezer safe container.
I would recommend reheating pork and rice as individual portions in the microwave. But, it can be done in the oven.
If you're reheating the whole dish, or most of it, you can put it back in the oven at 325 degrees f. For a smoother reheating process, take the pork off the bone before you pop it back into the oven. How much time it needs depends on how much pork there is left.
Baked Pork Chops and Rice
- 6 pork chops bone in
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 stick butter melted
- 1 cream of celery soup
- 1 cream of onion soup or use cream of mushroom
- 1 cup jasmine rice or any long grain white rice, rinsed
- ½ cup water or chicken broth
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees f, and grease baking dish with non stick spray
- Season pork chops on both sides with garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika and pepper
- Rinse rice well under cold water, and place in baking dish
- Add cream soups, half of the melted butter, and water, and mix together with rice. Smooth rice evenly over bottom of baking dish
- Place pork chops over rice, and drizzle remaining melted butter over pork chops
- Cover with aluminum foil, and bake for 30 minutes. Then, remove foil, and bake uncovered for an additional 30 minutes or until pork chops are 145 degrees internally, according to meat thermometer, and rice is cooked
- Remove from oven, and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
I hope you enjoy this easy baked pork chops and rice recipe as much as we do! It's such a simple recipe, but the fork tender, delicious pork chops and gooey rice make it one of my favorite recipes ever!
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