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