Peachy Pork with Rice Recipe


Peaches are more than just a refreshing summer fruit used in desserts! Did you know that their taste lends well to savory dishes too? Peaches add a sweet balance to any vinegary or spicy dish.

If you have an abundance of peaches or if you’re just craving that classic sweet-savory combination, here’s a Peachy Pork with Rice recipe that you can whip up in the kitchen.

Peachy Pork with Rice Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked rice (white or brown)
  • 4 pork chops
  • 1/2 cup peach preserves
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 8 ounces salsa
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper

How to Make Peachy Pork with Rice

  1. Rinse the rice until the water runs clear, then cook it in a rice cooker. You may also cook it over the stovetop.
  2. Trim all the visible fat from your pork chops. Coat all sides of the chops with taco seasoning. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  4. Brown the pork chops and garlic in vegetable oil. This should take about 6 to 9 minutes.
  5. In a measuring cup, mix the peach preserves, brown sugar, and salsa.
  6. Pour over the chops.
  7. Cover and simmer for at least 15 minutes.
  8. Uncover and cook until the liquid is reduced to half.
  9. Serve over rice.

Recipe Tips

  • If you don’t want to cook rice from scratch, you can also use instant rice and cook it according to the package directions.
  • This recipe uses pork chops but you may also use pork tenderloin cut into cubes.
  • You may use mild or hot salsa and adjust the spice according to your taste.
  • You can use sliced peaches instead of peach preserves.
  • You can serve this dish with corn or greens on the side.

Final Note

Peaches and pork go well together, especially when served with rice. This is a simple dish yet it is full of flavor and can become a staple of your weekly family dinners when done right. You don’t even have to wait for summer to arrive to have it! Go ahead and give it a try!

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