Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Wild Rice Stuffed Pork Chops


Wild Rice Stuffed Pork Chops
Adaped From: Betty Crocker.com

1 teaspoon butter or margarine
1/3 cup finely chopped celery
1 medium green onion, finely chopped (1 tablespoon)
1 cup cooked wild rice
1 tablespoon sliced almonds
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
4 pork loin chops, 1 inch thick (2 1/2 lb)
1/3 cup apricot preserves
1 tablespoon dry white wine or apple juice
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In 8-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook celery and onion in butter, stirring frequently, until celery is crisp-tender. Stir in rice, almonds, salt and pepper until well blended.
  • Cut a deep pocket horizontally in each pork chop on the meatiest side of the bone. Press about 1/3 cup stuffing into each pocket. Secure openings with toothpicks. In small bowl, mix apricot preserves, wine and cinnamon.
  • Bake for about 30-45 minutes or until it reaches 160 degrees internally, brushing occasionally with preserves mixture and turning 2 or 3 times, until pork is tender and slightly pink when cut near bone on the unstuffed sides of chops. Remove toothpicks. Discard any remaining preserves mixture. 
  • We served it with the extra wild rice because we only made 2 chops, and a side of sauteed spinach and mushrooms with a little bit of garlic and balsamic vinegar.
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