Southern Pork & Rice Recipe
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Southern Pork & Rice Recipe

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At our house, we're big on healthy eating. These ultra tender chops with colorful rice and black-eyed peas are a meal fancy enough for a dinner party. —Annie Holmes, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies
  • 1 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 1-1/4 cups rice mixture: 484 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 764mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 6g fiber), 42g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 3 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. Sprinkle pork with 3/4 teaspoon seafood seasoning. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; brown chops on both sides. Remove from pan.
  2. Add pepper and onion to skillet; cook and stir until tender, 4-5 minutes. Stir in remaining seafood seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, peas, tomatoes, rice and broth. Bring to a boil. Place chops over top. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until a thermometer inserted in pork reads 145°, 2-3 minutes. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Health Tip: Make this meal gluten-free by using gluten-free broth and Worcestershire sauce.
Originally published as Southern Pork & Rice in Simple & Delicious October/November 2016

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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AmandaRull User ID: 1036706 257694
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2016

"I ended up dicing the pork chops, added salsa and used more rice and it was really good."

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