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Golden Rice-Stuffed Pork Chops

No recipe image available.Serve these chops with steamed sugar snap peas and fresh fruit salad.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 butterflied pork loin chops, cut 1-inch thick
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup apricot nectar
1/4 cup golden raisins
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon curry powder
1 cup cooked rice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon paprika

Cooking Directions:

  1. For sauce, in a small saucepan combine water, apricot nectar, raisins, brown sugar and curry. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 15-20 minutes or until liquid is reduced to about 1/4 cup. Drain, reserving liquid for sauce.
  2. For stuffing, combine the raisin mixture, rice, half the salt and the paprika. With a sharp knife cut an opening in side of each chop. Cutting parallel with the surface, begin near the center and cut towards edge but not to or through the edge. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the stuffing in each pocket.
  3. Place chops on unheated rack in broiler pan. Broil 6 inches from heat about 8 minutes on each side. Season with the remaining salt, if desired, and brush with the reserved sauce.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 324 calories Protein 36 grams Fat 8 grams Sodium 349 milligrams Cholesterol 88 milligrams.

Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.