Maple Glazed Sirloin Chops

October 26, 2013 at 5:53 pm | Posted in Main Dish, One-Dish Meal, Pork Sirloin Chops, Rice, Supper | Leave a comment

This recipe comes from one of my newest cookbooks, Meals in Minutes: More than 150 Delicious Recipes for Busy Families.  It was published in 2011 by Meredith Print Advantage and was edited by Lisa Kingsley.  I purchased it at the Scholastic Book Fair that our Catholic school held a while back.  It’s not for sale at the Scholastic Book site; you can, however, purchase it through Amazon from one of their sellers.

Anyway, the original recipe was called “Maple-Glazed Pork Medallions” and I didn’t have any pork tenderloin on hand, so I used pork sirloin chops.  And I added one extra apple just because we like apples.  If you can find a copy of the book, it’s a really nice book with some great recipes; this recipe is on page 106.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups of water

3/4 cup uncooked long grain white rice (NOT quick cooking rice!)

dash of salt

1 pound (more or less) of pork sirloin chops

2 tsp. canola oil

2 large red cooking apples, cored and cut into large (1/2 inch) wedges

1/3 cup REAL maple syrup – NO imitation please!

2 tbsp. water

dash of saltOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPut the water on to boil, add the salt.  When it begins to boil, add the rice, stir well, cover and set on simmer for about 12 minutes.

Slice up the pork into bite-sized pieces.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHeat up your skillet and add the oil; then the chops.  I used my gorgeous Lodge skillet (I love this thing!).  It browned the meat so evenly and beautifully!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABy the time the rice is ready, the meat ought to be browned enough; remove the meat and cover it to keep it warm.  Pour the rice into the serving dish.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn the same skillet that you cooked the meat in, add the apple wedges, water and maple syrup.  Let the apples cook for maybe 4 minutes, then add the meat.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALet the flavors blend really nicely and then pour on top of the rice:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAServe with veggie (the teen picked corn) and bread (I picked Italian bread).OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt was delish!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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