Autumn Pork With Apples, Thyme And Pilaf
Pork / Ham
  1. 4 boneless center-cut pork chops, about 3/4-inch thick
  2. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  3. 1 cup chopped onion
  4. 2 cups water
  5. 1 package (6.09 ounces) NEAR EAST® Rice Pilaf mix
  6. 1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted walnuts
  7. 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  8. 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  9. 1 large green apple, cored and sliced into 12 slices
Preparation Instructions
  1. Season pork chops to taste with salt and pepper. In large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Brown pork chops 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Remove from pan; set aside.
  2. Add onion to same skillet; reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add water; bring to a boil. Stir in rice, contents of Spice Sack, walnuts and cranberries. Cover; reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes.
  4. Return pork chops to skillet. Sprinkle with thyme. Cover; simmer 10 more minutes or until pork is done. (Pork is done at 160°F. It should be juicy and slightly pink in the center.)
  5. Place 3 apple slices over each pork chop. Cover; let stand 5 minutes.
4 Servings
15 Minutes
30 Minutes
Cooking Notes
Tip: To toast walnuts, heat skillet over medium heat. Add walnuts and shake pan frequently until walnuts are lightly brown.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 550; Total Fat: 27g; Cholesterol: 70mg; Sodium: 700mg; Total Carbs: 52g; Protein: 28g;