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Italian Pork and Rice

"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.
  • Makes
    3 servings


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Cover and remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Stir before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 245 calories, 7g fat (0 saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 341mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 vegetable.

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  • bonnie likes
    Jun 9, 2013

    I have this recipe from the original 1999 magazine. So nice to have it online now.I have made this several times and doubled the recipe for potluck supper. I have also substituted in chicken instead of pork. The flavors melt nicely together

  • stormxchaser57
    Mar 17, 2012

    I thought this recipe was really good. It was very easy and quick to prepare and I thought the flavors were really good. One of the best things about it is that it can be made all in one pan, and you don't have to add much to complete the meal since there are a lot of fresh vegetables included already. I recommend this recipe for a quick and simple meal any day of the week.