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Baked Pork Chops and Rice

This Baked Pork Chops and Rice recipe is home cooking at its best. Flavorful seasoned rice and onions baked with seasoned bone-in pork chops.

A DELICIOUS ALL-IN-ONE PORK CHOP MEAL

This recipe for Baked Pork Chops and Rice is one of those recipes is definitely comfort food. It is deceivingly simple but it is always a family pleaser. Many of y’all grew up on this meal. I’m certainly not reinventing the wheel here. But in my mind, it is these most basic of recipes that we always come back to because they are comforting and they taste like home and family and the food of our childhood.

Baked Pork Chops and rice shown served on a white plate with a serving of broccoli.

TIPS FOR MAKING PORK CHOPS AND RICE:

  • You don’t want to use quick cooking rice for this recipe – it would turn out too gummy. You can substitute the white rice for brown if you prefer. I haven’t tried it with cauliflower rice so I can’t say how that would turn out.
  • Make sure both sides of the pork chops are seasoned well with salt, black pepper and garlic powder.
  • It’s also important you get a good browning on these pork chops. Don’t cook the pork chops all the way through. Get the skillet really hot and quickly brown each side. This adds a lot of flavor and color to the final dish!
  • I like to serve this with some steamed broccoli as an additional side dish and maybe some French Bread.
Baked Pork Chops and Rice shown in a square baking dish and topped with chopped parsley.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)

  • salted butter
  • long grain rice
  • yellow onion
  • celery
  • salt, pepper and garlic powder
  • vegetable oil
  • bone-in pork chops
  • beef stock
  • Worcestershire sauce (optional)
ingredients for baked pork chops and rice: pork chops, rice, celery, onion, beef broth, worcestershire sauce.

HOW TO MAKE BAKED PORK CHOPS AND RICE:

Preheat oven to 425F degrees. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add in butter until it starts to melt, then add in rice along with celery and onion. Stir and cook until rice begins to brown slightly and onion and celery soften just a bit. Then put rice mixture into bottom of 9×13-inch baking dish.

rice, cooked celery and onion in a baking dish.

Pour beef broth over rice. Also add in Worcestershire sauce (if using.)

pouring beef broth over rice ad celery and onion mixture in a rectangular baking dish.

Using that same skillet, over high heat, add in a couple tbsp. vegetable oil. Season both sides of pork chops lightly with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Place 2 pork chops in 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.

browning pork chops in a large skillet.

Place pork chops on top of rice mixture in baking dish. Cover baking dish with aluminum foil.

pork chops, rice, beef stock, in casserole dish.

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.

rice and pork chops shown fully baked in a baking dish.

I sprinkled a little dried parsley on top to give it a little color. This is not necessary.

forkful of cooked pork chop shown on a plate.

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Originally published: June 2013
Updated and republished: January 2021

Baked Pork Chops and Rice recipe

Baked Pork Chops and Rice

Baked Pork Chops and Rice recipe is home cooking at its best. Flavorful seasoned rice and onions baked with seasoned bone-in pork chops.
4.95 from 128 votes
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

  • 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.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 720kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 31g | Sodium: 683mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g

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120 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Found this recipe on Pinterest looking for pork chop recipes – it turned out great. The whole family loved it – even the kids. Got some beautiful thick cut pork chops on sale and seasoned them well with the salt, pepper and garlic powder. Delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    Even my 6 year old, who eats approximately nothing, asked for 2nds and 3rds. This was excellent. (He said he’d rather have this than a piece of candy.)
    I probably would not use the full 3.5 cups broth next time, it was soupy when it came out of the oven, but the rice absorbed some of the excess by the time the meal was over.
    Recipes our family likes end up on paper recipe cards after several times of making it, but this one is going right to a recipe card.
    Thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    So happy I tried your recipe – it’s delicious – pure comfort food for sure – thank you for sharing it with all of us!!

  4. Do I need to adjust the time or anything if I have center cut porkchops instead of bone in? and are they going to be tough if i use this recipe since they aren’t bone in?

  5. 5 stars
    I made this today and it was great following the recipe exactly. Just wondering how to brown the pork chops more without drying them out.

    1. 5 stars
      I used a screaming hot cast iron pan, a light brush of oil on each chop along with seasoning, and 2 mins per side. Should give them great color. If your chops are super thin, go less time. Key is to keep the pan hot hot hot!

  6. 5 stars
    This recipe deserves à 10+!!! I didn’t have célery so I used bell pepper and celery salt instead. Fresh mushrooms also à plus…but the kicker was sliced habanero fresh out my garden. Thank you so much, I’m gonna wake my wife up nowshe loves it too!

  7. 5 stars
    came out perfect first time. decided to add spices and substitute chicken legs. worked great and hubby is happy! thank you

  8. Could you use rice a Toni type rice in place if the long grain rice? If so would you cook it all the same.
    Thanks

  9. 5 stars
    I made this recipe exactly as written at least 5 times already. And it gets better and better every time. Thx for sharing.

  10. I tweaked a bit. I used Jasmine rice. Chicken stock. Added mushroons. Pepper infused olive oil on dredged chops. Some whole grain mustard. I made a pan sauce wih the drppings in the browing pan with some milk and sour cream. We loved it.

  11. 5 stars
    My son was recently diagnosed with UC (Ulcerative Colitis) and so we have been experimenting with new recipes using chicken and pork. I found this recipe and it was a hit with the boys. I have used this recipe many times now and it has always been devoured before the night’s end.

  12. 5 stars
    Been looking for this recipe and now found it. Made this years ago and LOVED it! Flavors are wonderful! Thanks for reposting! Making this for a family group lunch tomorrow! So excited! My new made up word this will be YUMMILICIOUS!

  13. I’m thinking about using this recipe, but using a pork tenderloin instead of the chops. What do you think?

  14. 5 stars
    Made this dinner the other night for the first time. It was a HUGE hit. My husband said I definitely needed to make it again. My oldest son had 3 or 4 helpings of the rice. Yum!

  15. 5 stars
    This Turned out very good. I followed the directions and it was awesome my family loved it. I will be making this again.

    1. I can’t rate it yet because it’s still cooking, but I may have goofed. I doubled it, and after 35 minutes, there is still a LOT of liquid in it.

  16. 5 stars
    family loved it. I doubled the rice recipe and made one pan with pork chops and one with chicken tenders. Both turned out great!