Chuletas Contentas (Happy Pork Chops)

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  • 6 porterhouse (bone-in loin) pork chops ((1/2- 3/4-inch thick), seasoned with salt and pepper)
  • 2 tablespoons corn oil (OR olive oil)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 white onion (small, chopped)
  • 2 cups rice (uncooked)
  • 4 plum tomatoes (chopped)
  • 2 jalapeno chilies (medium, minced, or to taste)
  • 1 cup beer (OR water)
  • 2 cups chicken broth (OR water)
  • fresh cilantro (chopped)
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    1. Heat oil in large skillet; add pork. Sear pork on both sides on medium-high heat just until brown, about 1 minutes on each side. Remove from skillet and cover loosely with foil.
    2. Add garlic and onions to skillet. Cook and stir until tender, about 2 minutes, scraping up brown bits from bottom of skillet. Add rice, stirring constantly until rice just begins to brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add tomatoes, jalapeño chiles, beer and broth or water. Bring to boil; cover. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer 10 minutes.
    3. Place pork on top of rice; cover. Simmer 6-8 minutes, until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees F. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro if desired.
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    Oscar Anderson 4 months ago
    I added cactus, red bell pepper, cumin, and rosemary
    Cindy 6 months ago
    I was a little disappointed in this meal. The chops had no flavor. Wish i would have seasoned them before Browning. I also expected the rice to be a little spicier. I never eat hot things so i would definitely notice the heat if there was some, and there just wasn't. Also really don't need to cook 2 cups of rice. One would have been plenty and i wouldn't waste a good beer cooking the rice. Broth is sufficient. I'll try this one more time with my own suggestions and see how it goes.
    ramos 2 years ago
    yummy delicious........
    Lika Bolton 2 years ago
    THE RICE has just the right amount of spice to it! I added 1/2 cup of more of the beer (bud light platinum). It was perfect!! Will definitely make again