Friday, March 6, 2009


Yesterday was one of those days where you get home late from picking up the kids, you have been running all day and the nice meal you were going to make sounds so good, because you are so hungry! But before you realize it the clock reads 7 pm and it looks like the day threw up on your kitchen table.
Last night was suppose to be pork scallopini with garlic pasta and saute broccoli. But when you have 3 kids telling you how hungry they are you think twice about making a meal that would take a while and make an even bigger mess. So I threw this together and it ended up tasting really good, the family raved all night!

Pork chops (I had 8 boneless ones)
1 tablespoons flour
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons sage
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1-2 cups chicken stock
cooked rice **see note**

Cut the pork chops into cubes and toss in a bowl with all except the chicken stock and rice. Toss to coat.

heat up a little oil in a pan and cook the pork until golden (I had to do this in 2 batches but I had 8 pork chops too but don't over crowd the pan) This smells SO good when you are cooking it thanks to the cinnamon.
When you are done cooking the pork you will have a lot of yummy goodness in the bottom of the pan. Add the chicken stock and use a wooden spoon to scrape the goodness off of the bottom of the pan. Let the chicken stock reduce by 1/2 and then add your cooked rice and toss it. This will just take your rice to a new level it is so yummy!!

If your family eats a lot of rice a rice cooker is a great investment it is so nice to throw it in the cooker and it be perfectly done while you are cooking the rest of your meal. The only thing is you should rinse your rice before you put it in the rice cooker it will rinse off any extra starch and your rice will not stick to the bottom of the cooker.

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