Sunday, August 15, 2010

Simple Summer Skillet

It's hot outside. I mean really, really hot. We can only survive so long on salads, cold cut sandwiches and paninis before I am forced to turn the stove on in order to add variety to our repetitious summer palette. This one pan wonder filled the need to create a savory summer meal without adding excess heat to the kitchen unnecessarily.

Pork Chops and Rice

1 Tbs. vegetable oil
4 pork loin chops
1 cup long grain rice, uncooked
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup orange juice
2 Tbs. chopped parsley
Garlic Salt

Sprinkle both sides of pork chops lightly with garlic salt and pepper. Heat the vegetable oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat; add the pork chops and cook until browned on both sides, about ten minutes. Remove chops and set aside. In the same skillet, combine rice and onion, cooking about 3 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in broth, orange juice and 1 1/2 Tbs. parsley. Heat to boiling; return chops to skillet and reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and chops are no longer pink. Top with remaining 1/2 Tbs. chopped parsley and serve up with a side of steamed broccoli or a yummy summer salad. Buon Appetito!