Baked Pork Chops and Rice

  • 3 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 3 1/2 cups beef stock
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 bone-in pork chops
  • salt, pepper and garlic powder, to taste
  • Preheat oven to 425F degrees. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add in 3 Tablespoons salted butter until it starts to melt. Then add in 1 1/2 cups long grain rice along with 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion and 1/2 cup chopped celery.
  • Stir and cook until rice begins to brown slightly and onion and celery soften just a bit.
  • Then put rice mixture into bottom of prepared baking dish.
  • Pour 3 1/2 cups beef stock evenly over rice. Then pour on 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (if using).
  • Using that same skillet you used for the rice, over high heat (you want it good and hot) add in 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil.
  • Season both sides of 4 bone-in pork chops with salt, pepper and garlic powder, to taste.
  • Place 2 pork chops in the skillet at a time and brown both sides. You aren’t cooking them all the way through. You just want to get a nice brown color on both sides (about 2 minutes per side).
  • Follow the same process for the last 2 pork chops.
  • Place pork chops on top of rice mixture in baking dish.
  • Cover baking dish with aluminum foil. Place in oven and bake for about 35-40 minutes.
  • The rice should be tender and the liquid absorbed and pork chops should be thoroughly cooked to 145F degrees.


  • Updated to add: You can use 3 1/2 cups of water with 4 beef bouillon cubes instead of the beef stock. Some people felt that more liquid was needed to fully cook the rice so I have adjusted the recipe from 3 cups to 3 1/2 cups. Adjust as needed.

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