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Italian Pork and Rice Recipe

Italian Pork and Rice Recipe

"I always prepare a few extra pork chops for this colorful stovetop meal," writes Loreen McAllister from Elsie, Michigan. "I serve it with garlic bread and a tossed salad for a fresh-tasting dinner with Italian flair."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:3 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup cubed cooked pork (about 2 pork chops)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • Pinch sugar
  • 1/2 cup uncooked instant rice

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, saute mushrooms and onion in butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in tomatoes, pork, peppers, Italian seasoning, salt if desired and sugar; bring to a boil. Stir in rice.
  • 2. Cover and remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Stir before serving. Yield: 3 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One 1-cup serving (prepared with margarine and without salt) equals 245 calories, 7 g fat (0 saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 341 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 18 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 vegetable.