Friday, February 16, 2007

Pork Rolls with Rice

The other night I made a yummy recipe that I haven't made in years. After eating it, my hubby and I remembered just how good it was - I will have to get this one back into rotation.... it is easy enough to make plus nice and filling too.

4-6 thin sliced pork chops
1 cup long grain white rice
1/2 green or red bell pepper
1/2 small yellow onion
1 reg size can diced tomatoes
1 clove garlic (minced)
2 T Butter
swiss cheese (sandwich slices)
1/8 tsp cumin powder (or more if you like)
garlic salt
crushed red pepper
Place pork between two pieces of plastic wrap. Pound with a back of a metal spoon until about 1/4 inch thick. Salt and pepper both side of the pork pieces. Place thin slices of onion and peppers on the pork, then take a slice of swiss and cut it in four strips, stack the strips and put them on one end of the pork on top of the peppers/onions. Roll the pork up like a jelly with a toothpick or two... repeat with all pork. Chop up remaining onion and peppers. Melt butter in large skillet, add garlic, chopped onions and peppers and pork rolls, brown rolls on all sides for just a few mintes. the cheese may melt out a little, just keep pushing it in or next to the pork rolls.
In a two cup measuring cup, empty can of tomatoes, add water to the tomatoes until you reach 2 cups, add this plus an additional 1/2 cup water to the skillet. Bring to a boil. Sprinkle cumin, a bit of Garlic salt and some crushed red pepper ( a tiny bit or a lot depending on your taste buds) Finally add the rice, making sure that all of the rice is in the liquid. Cover, reduce heat to low and cook about 25-30 minutes or until rice is tender. Do not stir, your rolls will fall apart.
Don't forget to remove your toothpicks if you used them.... no one wants to slice into wood on thier plate...
PS If you don't keep cumin powder in your cupboard, don't go out and buy it just for this - it goes bad if you don't use it up quickly. You can just use a little more garlic for extra flavor.

1 comment:

Jenny's Dad said...

Sounds really good. I copied it and printed it out for Riechel. I'll let you know how she did when she prepares it for me. Love you, Dad