This easy-baked pork chops recipe takes a little over an hour to make and is so delicious and creamy - your family is gonna love it! You'll get tender pork chops smothered in a creamy mushroom sauce, served on a bed of fluffy white rice, and the oven does all the work!
🌟 Why this recipe works
This easy pork chops and rice recipe is the perfect dinner for busy weeknights. It's a one-pan dish that's super easy to prepare but still screams comfort food!
The juicy pork chops are seasoned with garlic powder, dried chives, and onion powder before being baked in a creamy mushroom sauce made from condensed cream of mushroom soup and beef broth.
These delicious pork chops also bake on a bed of white rice, so each bite gives you the perfect mix of meat, sauce, and fluffy rice.
The star of this dish is the creamy mushroom sauce - it's rich, flavorful, and so comforting! Plus, baking everything in one pan means minimal prep work and cleanup.
It's one of our favorite pork chop recipes because the chops stay juicy when cooked in the sauce because all of the flavors get absorbed into the meat as they cook. Your family will love this dish for its flavor and convenience.
🍽 Key Ingredients
With a can of soup, a few spices, long-grain rice, broth, and pork chops, you can create this delicious and comforting pork chops and rice recipe!
Condensed cream of mushroom soup - This is the base of our creamy mushroom sauce and gives it a rich, comforting flavor.
Beef broth - Adds even more depth of flavor to the mushroom sauce and makes a thinner.
Long-grain white rice - Gives you a creamy and fluffy bed for your pork chops.
Seasoning - Garlic powder, dried chives, onion powder, salt, and pepper are all you need to add flavor to the sauce and pork chops.
Bone-in pork chops - Thick-cut pork chops are best for this dish and will stay juicy when cooked in the sauce.
If you don't have all the ingredients listed above, here are some great substitutes to use for this pork and rice recipe!
You can use boneless pork chops instead of bone-in chops for this recipe. You could use thin-cut pork chops if you have them, but you'll need to cook them for less time.
Canned cream of celery or cream of chicken soup works as a substitute for cream of mushroom soup.
Use chicken broth or vegetable broth as a substitute for beef if you prefer.
🔪 How to make
All you need to do to make baked pork chops and rice is combine everything in a baking dish, cover it with foil and bake. In just over an hour, you'll have tender pork chops smothered in a creamy mushroom sauce served on a bed of fluffy white rice.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 degrees Celsius) and grease a baking dish or casserole dish with cooking spray or oil.
Mix the soup, rice, broth, and seasoning in a bowl.
Pour this mixture into your dish. Pat pork chops dry with paper towel.
Season pork chops with salt and pepper and place on top of the rice mixture.
Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Check the pork chops with a thermometer to see if they are cooked to an internal temperature of 145 F.
Remove baked bone-in pork chops from the dish, cover, and bake again for another 30 to 40 minutes until the rice has fully absorbed the liquid and is tender.
Remove the cooked rice from the oven and use a fork to fluff the rice.
Serve the rice on a serving plate with the baked pork chops on top garnished with freshly chopped parsley.
💭 Cooking tips
Using thin pork chops
If you're using thinner pork chops, check them after 20-25 minutes to see if the internal temperature reaches 145F.
Evenly spread the rice mixture
Make sure to evenly spread the rice in the baking dish so that it cooks evenly.
Use a thermometer
The best way to make sure you end up with juicy pork chops is to use a thermometer to check that they're cooked to 145 F and not more. If they cook above that, they will be overcooked and dry.
Keeping the cooked pork chops warm
Once the chops are cooked, you will want to keep them warm until the rice has cooked by covering them with foil and setting them aside.
📖 Recipe Variations
If you want to change up the flavor of this dish, here are a few suggestions for variations.
Spicy pork chops and rice
Add some spice to the dish by adding a teaspoon of chili powder to the rice mixture and seasoning the pork chops with ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper.
Onion mix pork chops and rice
Swap the mushroom soup for a packet of dry onion soup mix and add a cup of diced onion to the rice.
Cheesy pork chops and rice
For a cheesy alternative, mix 8 oz of cream cheese with the rice, and when the rice has cooked, place the chops on top and cover with 2 cups of shredded cheese, and broil for 10 minutes until golden and melted.
🥗 What to serve with
This pork chops and rice dish is so comforting and filling on its own or served with a side of veggies, salad, or bread. Here are a few suggestions:
Southern-fried cabbage: This flavorful cabbage dish is great for getting the best out of leftover cabbage. It's pan-fried with herbs, spices, and crispy bacon for a delicious side dish. Buttermilk biscuits: Who doesn't love a fluffy and buttery biscuit? These easy-to-make buttermilk biscuits are perfect for soaking up all the delicious sauce.
Bread: If you'd prefer a simpler option, serve with homemade artisan bread or Texas Roadhouse rolls.
Pierogis: If you're feeling a bit more adventurous, these potato pierogis are the perfect complement to this dish.
Broccoli salad: For a light and healthy side, this broccoli salad is full of flavor and texture. It has crunchy fresh veggies, chewy dried fruit, creamy dressing, and crunchy nuts.
🙋 Frequently asked questions
Do you need to tenderize pork chops to make them tender?
No, you don't need to tenderize pork chops for this recipe. Covering them with foil while they're baking will help them stay moist and tender.
Can I use brown rice instead of white?
Yes, you can use brown rice if that's what you have available. Just make sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly since brown rice takes longer to cook than white. Make sure to check the rice for doneness and add more broth if needed.
🧊 Storing and ♨️ reheating
If you have leftover pork chops and rice, you can store and reheat it once it's cooled.
Fridge - Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Freezer - You can freeze this dish for up to 3 months stored in a freezer-safe container. Defrost in the refrigerator overnight.
Reheating - To reheat, simply place the leftovers in a baking dish and bake at 350F for 15 minutes until heated through. Alternatively, you can microwave individual portions on a plate covered with damp paper towels for 1-2 minutes until hot.
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👪 Serving size
This recipe serves 4 people. If you are looking to feed more, you can easily double the ingredients.
Juicy and tender baked pork chops on a creamy bed of fluffy rice is what every great family dinner is made of. It's easy to make, full of flavor, and everything is baked in one dish. Give it a go, and let us know what you think in the comments!
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Country Baked Pork Chops and Rice
- 1 can Condensed cream of mushroom soup - 10.5 oz, not diluted
- 2 cups Beef broth
- 1 cup Long grain white rice - uncooked
- ¼ teaspoon Garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon Dried chives
- ¼ teaspoon Onion powder
- 4 Pork chops - thick cut, bone-in
- Salt and pepper - to taste
- Optional garnish: chopped fresh parsley or basil
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 degrees Celsius) and grease a baking dish or casserole dish with cooking spray or oil.
- Mix the soup, rice, broth, and seasoning in a bowl and pour this mixture into your dish.
- Pat pork chops dry with paper towel.
- Season pork chops with salt and pepper and place on top of the rice mixture.
- Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Check the pork chops with a thermometer to see if they are cooked to an internal temperature of 145 F.
- Remove baked bone-in pork chops from the dish, cover, and bake again for another 30 to 40 minutes until the rice has fully absorbed the liquid and is tender.
- Remove the cooked rice from the oven and use a fork to fluff the rice.
- Serve the rice on a serving plate with the baked pork chops on top garnished with freshly chopped parsley.