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A single crispy pork chop with a serving of the apple rice medley behind it.

Baked Pork Chops and Rice With Apples

  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


These baked pork chops are a great, filling dinner that feeds the entire family. Baked right with a rice and apples medley, this one-pot baked dish will make everybody happy. It tastes great, is nutritious, and done in just about an hour. 


Units Scale
  • 4 pork chops
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil (or other high heat oil)
  • 2 Braeburn apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 2 cups of frozen peas
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups of dry rice
  • 2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup cider
  • 2 teaspoons salt (+ 1 tsp seasoning for frying - or to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons dry thyme
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon pepper + 1/2 teaspoon for frying (or to taste)


  1. Preheat oven to 350° Farenheight
  2. Pat pork chops dry and salt and pepper each side.
  3. On high, add 1 Tablespoon of oil and sear each side of 2 chops for 2 minutes per side then set aside
  4. Repeat steps two and three with another tbsp oil for last two chops
  5. Turn temp down to medium-low and add 2 Tablespoons butter
  6. Add onions and garlic. Cook until glassy.
  7. Add rice and cook for a minute
  8. Add peas, salt, pepper, thyme, paprika, and cumin.
  9. Add all ingredients from pan to deep 9 by 13 baking dish and spread evenly
  10. Spread apples evenly over the top and then pour in chicken stock and apple cider
  11. Place pork chops on top so that each is right on the apples. 
  12. Bake for 45 minutes or until the internal temperature of the pork chops hit 145° Fahrenheit. 
  13. Serve


  • A meat thermometer is a great way to get the juiciest pork chops. Hit that 145° Fahrenheit temperature and remove. 
  • Brine your pork chops in salt water for maximum juiciness, but this is absolutely optional.
  • I presume a 6-ounce portion of meat from the pork chop, but this may vary. 

Keywords: baked pork chops