Pork Chop and Rice Casserole Tips
Can you use other types of rice in pork chop and rice casserole?
You can use other types of rice in this pork chop and rice casserole, but some adjustments will be needed. Instant rice
has been pre-cooked and dehydrated, so it has a much shorter cooking time compared to regular rice. If you're using white or brown rice, you’ll need to add additional liquid and adjust the cooking time accordingly.
Can you brown the pork chops before adding them to the casserole?
Browning pork chops before adding them to this casserole is a great way to add flavor and texture. Searing the pork chops creates a caramelized crust on the exterior, which looks and tastes fantastic. To avoid overcooking the pork chops, adjust the cooking time and use an instant-read meat thermometer so you know exactly when they reach the ideal internal temperature for pork chops
, which is 145°. A meat thermometer will be helpful when making all of your favorite pork chop recipes
What do you serve with pork chop and rice casserole?
The only thing this pork chop and rice casserole dish is missing is vegetables, so feel free to serve it with your favorite garden-fresh side dish.
Sides featuring juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers or citrusy greens provide a refreshing contrast to the hearty flavors in this casserole.
How long will leftover pork chop and rice casserole last?
The pork chop and rice casserole can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge, where it should last for up to 4 days. When reheating the casserole, add a splash of water or broth to the rice to help it fluff up to its original texture.—Lindsay Mattison, Taste of Home Contributing Writer
1 serving: 740 calories, 30g fat (10g saturated fat), 130mg cholesterol, 1712mg sodium, 67g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 5g fiber), 47g protein.