Pork Chops over Vegetable Rice

Makes 6 servings; 3 – 4 oz pork and 1 cup vegetable rice each serving

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  • 1 15.5 ounce canned peas or beans (such as black-eyed peas or kidney beans)
  • 1 Tablespoon HappyHealthy All Purpose Seasoning (divided)
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound boneless thin cut pork chops (preferably 6 chops)
  • 12 ounces frozen mixed vegetables (recommend bell pepper, onion, and celery mix)
  • 1 10 ounce can diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 14 ounce can reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup brown rice, dry


  1. Wash your hands well with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. 
  2. Drain and rinse peas or beans. 
  3. Use 1 teaspoon of HappyHealthy All Purpose Seasoning to season both sides of the pork chops. Save 2 teaspoons for later. 
  4. Heat oil in a large pot or skillet with a lid over medium-high heat. Let pot or skillet get hot and then add seasoned pork chops. Sear on each side for about 2 minutes and then remove pork chops and set aside. 
  5. Add frozen vegetables to pot or skillet and cook until beginning to soften, about 2 – 3 minutes. 
  6. Add diced tomatoes with green chiles, peas or beans, broth, rice, and reserved 2 teaspoons of HappyHealthy All Purpose Seasoning and stir mixture. Bring mixture to a gentle boil, reduce to a low simmer, stirring occasionally. Top with pork chops, cover and cook for about 25 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed.
  7. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
a plate of Pork Chops over Vegetable Rice

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This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.