Treat your family to the bold flavors they’re craving with this pork chop and rice dish featuring a tart and tangy tomato-based sauce that they are sure to love.
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Pat pork chops dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large Dutch oven set over. In 4 batches, brown pork chops for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until browned all over; remove from pan.
Add remaining oil to pan. Cook onions, bell pepper, and garlic for 3 to 5 minutes or until they start to soften. Stir in rice, sazon and adobo seasoning. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until rice is well coated. Stir in tomato juice, broth, vinegar, and hot sauce; bring to a boil. Place pork chops back in the pan. Cover and bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until rice is tender and absorbs most of the liquid and pork chops are tender.
Let stand covered for 10 minutes. Fluff rice with a fork and sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with additional hot sauce if desired.
Substitute pork chops with chicken thighs if desired.
Serving your family delicious and quality meals doesn’t have to be difficult, time-consuming, or expensive. Creating vibrant and flavorful dishes with kitchen staples you likely already have like Carolina® Rice have can be quick and easy with recipes like this one. Take a simple pork chop and rice dish to the next level by baking it to perfection in a tasty sauce made from tomato juice, red wine vinegar, spices, and a bit of hot sauce for some added kick. In just a few simple steps, you’ll be serving your family a dish that they’ll surely ask for again and again.
All you have to do for this simple recipe is brown the pork chops in a Dutch oven, cook the veggies until softened, stir in the rice, spices, and remaining ingredients, add the browned pork chops to the mixture, and bake! Easy as that. Fluff the rice when it’s done and if you like things spicy, don’t hesitate to add more hot sauce for good measure. For another tasty pork and rice dinner, try this Pork Fried Rice with Bean Sprouts.
If you’re a fan of this recipe’s flavors and want to try it with something other than pork, follow the same steps but substitute chicken thighs for the pork chops for an equally delicious chicken version.