Pork Chow Mein This recipe is easy and packed full of ‘good for you’ vegetables. Made with lean pork tenderloin the meat becomes fork tender in this delicious dish. All in all, pork chow mein is an easy, delicious and very good for you dinner …
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Pinto Beans with Pork Neck Bones Is a real ‘stick-to-your-ribs’ kinda recipe. Comfort food at it’s best. This recipe is perfect on a cold, wintery day, when you’re pretty sure summer is never going to come again. Pinto Beans with Pork Necks is made in …
Pork Chops with Dirty Rice
What could be easier than Pork Chops with Dirty Rice. This recipe is not only easy, it’s fast and very affordable. It has been a family favorite for many years. When making this recipe, I like to use thick cut pork chops. I have a tendency to over cook thin cut pork chops, which isn’t really that hard to do. That’s why I prefer the thicker cut pork chops, after all no one wants to eat a dried out, tough as nails, pork chop!
I’ve been making this recipe for as long as I can remember. At my age, when there are days I can barely remember where I put my car keys, remembering a recipe is a good thing. I’ve been making this recipe for many years, I don’t even need a recipe anymore and that can only mean one thing, it must be a darn good recipe! Serve Pork Chops and Dirty Rice, with a small tossed green salad or steamed vegetables of your choice.
Historically, dirty rice was made with leftover meats. The giblets from a chicken is a good example. The chicken would be roasted for a meal and then a second meal would be made with the liver and gizzards and made into dirty rice. The recipe is a simple one. The giblets are browned in a skillet, chopped and set aside. In the same skillet, diced onion, celery, green pepper and carrots are sauteed. Then the rice is added to the pan along with the reserved meat, stock, salt and pepper. The rice is simmered until done. Supper is served!
South Louisiana’s Favorite
Dirty rice basically came about in part to South Louisiana’s abundant rice crop. Cajun cooking techniques and home cooks with many mouths to feed relied on South Louisiana’s plentiful and inexpensive rice. Dirty rice, like so many great dishes from around the world, was the product of necessity. Making the best out of the ingredients cooks had on hand. Dirty rice is a hearty and satisfying meat and an extremely low cost.