Pork Chops Ole with Rice Recipe

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This recipe is a fun and simple way to give pork chops south-of-the-border flair. The flavorful seasoning, rice and melted cheddar cheese make this dish a crowd-pleaser.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 bone-in pork loin chops (5 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt-free seasoning blend
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 envelope reduced-sodium taco seasoning (2 tablespoons)
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 273 calories, 9g fat (0 saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 324mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large skillet, brown pork chops in oil; sprinkle with seasoning blend and pepper. Meanwhile, in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, combine rice, water, tomato sauce and taco seasoning; mix well. Arrange chops over rice; top with green pepper. Cover and bake at 350° for 1-1/2 hours. Uncover and sprinkle with cheese; return to the oven until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pork Chops Ole in Taste of Home's Down-Home Diabetic Cookbook Annual 2000, p194

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Brenda Peak User ID: 5794809 74608
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2011

"I love this recipe it is so easy to make ! I did not have tomatoe sauce so i used Rotel tomatoes and it was real good and had a kick! I use the normal not to spicey! !"

Bonniebraids User ID: 693436 93987
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2009

"This recipe is wonderful it is one of my families favorite. I cooked for fishermen at my home and it was a hit with them also."

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