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Cranberry Pork Chops with Rice Recipe

Cranberry Pork Chops with Rice Recipe

These pork chops make an easy, nutritious and—most important—delicious dinner! Best of all, they go together in minutes and look lovely enough to serve company. Keep the ingredients on hand for last-minute dinner guests. —Mary Bilyeu, Ann Arbor, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick and 4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • CRANBERRY RICE:
  • 1-3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups instant brown rice
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Directions

  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt, seasoned salt and pepper. Add pork chops, one at a time, and shake to coat. In a large skillet, cook pork in oil over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. In a small bowl, combine cranberry sauce and vinegar; pour over chops. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Add rice and cranberries. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes or until broth is absorbed. Serve pork chops with sauce and rice. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 1/3 cup sauce and 3/4 cup rice equals 636 calories, 15 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 981 mg sodium, 98 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 27 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.