Seared Pork Chops with Curried Rice and Apples

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This recipe from Family Circle is easy but full of flavor. Bonus points for making the house smell amazing while it cooks.
Ingredients
1/2 onion, chopped
2 Tbsps butter
1 1/4 cup basmati rice
3 tsps curry powder, divided
1 tsp salt, divided
2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 apple, peeled and chopped
2 Tbsps cilantro, chopped
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
4 (8-oz) bone-in pork chops
1 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp black pepper
 
Directions
1. In a medium saucepan cook the onion in butter for 2 minutes over medium heat. Add rice, 2 tsps curry powder, and 1/4 tsp salt; cook 1 minute. Stir in broth; bring to a simmer and cook, covered, 15 minutes. Stir in apple and cilantro.
2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. In a small bowl mix together the cumin, pepper, and remaining 3/4 tsp salt and 1 tsp curry powder. Season the chops with the spice mixture. Saute for about 3 minutes per side, until the internal temperature reaches 145-degrees F.
 
Notes:
Yield: 4 servings

Calories: 533
Fat: 21g
Protein: 34g
Carbs: 52g
Fiber: 2g
Sodium: 707 
Categories:
Meal   DinnerDish   Main Dish
Cooking Method   Pan FriedMain Ingredient   Pork
Prep Time   less than 15 minutesCooking Time   15 to 30 minutes




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