“Every time I make this versatile dish, I’m told I should send it in to share with readers," says Becky Reilly of Cheney, Washington. "It’s so quick, easy and tasty! It makes a great side dish or filling ’bowl meal’ with meat.” Honeyed walnuts and water chestnuts add crunch to the buttery rice-and-pork blend.
Margaret Wood in Montrose, Pennsylvania passes along her mother’s tried-and-treasured recipe for tender pork chops. “I remember she served this with mashed potatoes smothered in the luscious sauce, green beans and applesauce for a quick, easy meal that was always one of dad’s favorites,“ Margaret recalls.
Cutting onion and sweet pepper in two different ways to combine in two different dishes is one secret to speedy prep time, reports Ellen Burr of Los Angeles, California. “I can prepare both an entree and a tasty vegetable side in little time, with little effort,“ she says. TIP: To round out the meal, serve over rice or with crusty bread.
"This is a dish I invented one night when I was missing half the ingredients for a pork chop recipe I planned to make," recalls Debbie Liberton of Boerne, Texas. The moist chops are swiftly simmered on the stove along with canned peaches, mustard and cloves.
"I altered the original version of this recipe by substituting spreadable fruit for some of the butter," reveals Kathleen Boulanger of Williston, Vermont. "I've found this is a good way to lighten up any pork dish...and it improves the taste, too!"
Looking for a last-minute dinner standout? Try these juicy pork chops and fried rice from Amboy, Indiana’s Donna Anderson. Simmered in a savory sauce, this delicious dish is table-ready in less than half an hour!
"This dish has been a favorite of ours for several years," writes Dawn Behrens of Waipahu, Hawaii. "We really like the spicy-sweet Thai flavors. Cooking is my passion-I always enjoy trying new recipes."