easy pork chops with sauteed garlic broccoli and rice

Easy Pork Chops With Sautéed Garlic Broccoli and Rice

My kiddos have been on a pork chop loving kick lately. I usually serve them with stuffing and most often shake and bake them. I wanted a little something different. I found this recipe from Real Simple and thought it was perfect!

We literally eat broccoli with four out of every seven meals I cook. All three of the kids love it and it just tastes great! Plain, with cheese, with butter, roasted. Whatever it is, broccoli rocks! But, this recipe took that one step further to tastebud heaven! The flavor was absolutely wonderful and I think I’ll be serving broccoli up this way more often. 

As much as I love pasta, I’m equally a big fan of rice. White, brown, it doesn’t really matter to me. I had white on hand and the kids prefer it so that is what I used here. Obviously, if you are looking to eat healthier to the brown is the better alternative. 

Pork Chops With Sautéed Garlic Broccoli Recipe

Serves 4Hands-On Time: 20mTotal Time: 20m

  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 bone-in pork chops (about 2 1/2 pounds; 1 inch thick)
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 bunch broccoli, cut into florets
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce 


  1. Heat oven to 400º F. Cook the rice according to the package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Season the pork with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  4. Transfer the skillet to oven and roast until the pork is cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in a second large skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Add the broccoli, garlic, soy sauce, and ⅓ cup water. Cook, covered, until the broccoli is tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Serve with the pork and rice.

I cut up the pork into cubes and mixed it all together on my plate. Tasted a lot like a stir fry which I love! My 8 yr old loves broccoli and pork chops but definitely not if they are mixed together! So, this was a win for both of us! 

The original recipe by Sara Quessenberry in Real Simple has the nutritional facts. Click here to view the original recipe! 

By Erica Buteau

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34 thoughts on “Easy Pork Chops With Sautéed Garlic Broccoli and Rice #Recipe”
  1. Yummy!!! I also am Gluten and diary free. To thicken things, I use corn starch. Mix a little up in some water and then add to whatever you need to thicken. Usually works for me. I don’t have a measurement, but I’m sure you could figure it out! After all, you’re the one blogging about delicious foods! Also, for pasta I buy Gluten Free Barilla Pasta. It is the pasta that I have found that is somewhat close to regular pasta and not super chewy. Good Luck!

  2. I absolutely love Pork chops! Yum! I haven’t tried garlic sautéed broccoli before, sounds amazing!

  3. You almost gave me a heart attack when I came to your site for the first time.. you have the same template as mine and I thoughsomeone had taken over my site and changed things around. *phew* hahha 🙂

    Anyway, I’d love to try this recipe out! I love garlic and brocolli but I don’t eat pork. I wonder if it would be good with chicken?

  4. My Hubs has been asking for pork chops lately. We normally don’t eat pork, but for some reason he is hungry for it. This recipe sounds great.

  5. My husband and I love pork chops and I always am looking for different ways to make them. This looks delicious and the broccoli compliments it perfectly.

  6. I had no idea that some soy sauces have gluten, I will check my bottles more carefully now. I love the simplicity of this recipe, sometimes when it comes to food – less is more for flavor. Funny I have planned broccoli two nights in a row now and keep forgetting it.

  7. I love broccoli too and this recipe looks positively delicious! I’ll have to add it to my recipe book. I’m toying with the idea of going gluten free as well and I’ve been trying some new things without gluten to see what I would like and wouldn’t. It’s going to be a challenge for sure.

  8. I don’t do too much pork recipes and hubby loves his pork. Me not so much. He would really enjoy making the pork chops while I’m going to love that sautee garlic broccoli.

  9. That looks yummy. My son is gluten-free by necessity, the rest of us are not gluten-free unless it’s a meal I’m making from scratch that happens to be. We sometimes thicken with cheese. There’s also a “cream of something” dry mix that works as a thickener.

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