Serve these juicy 8 Minute Pork Chops with peas and Minute® Ready to Serve Whole Grain Brown Rice on the side.
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Quick Pork Chops and Minute® Rice

Last updated on February 23, 2019 by Liza Hawkins

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Serve these juicy quick pork chops with peas and Minute® Ready to Serve Whole Grain Brown Rice on the side.

My recipe for quick minute pork chops was created as part of a sponsored post by Minute® Rice!

Serve these juicy 8 Minute Pork Chops with peas and Minute® Ready to Serve Whole Grain Brown Rice on the side.

As much as I’d like to use brown rice more, I still haven’t perfected my cooking techniques. It always turns out chewy and underdone. Meh.

White rice? No problem; light and fluffy every time.

I hear making amazingly tender brown rice is as simple as rinsing it well beforehand, and then cooking it French-style, in a big pot of salted boiling water and draining it after about forty minutes. You know, like pasta.

But, first of all, who has that kind of time on a weeknight? By my calculations, that’s almost an hour for brown rice. RICE.

And so? We end up eating white rice.

Which, don’t get me wrong, I love. But I’d rather eat brown rice, because you know, it’s healthier.

I was recently given the opportunity to try Minute® Rice—any one of their varieties.

As I skimmed the isle at the grocery store the other day, I said to myself, “Why not try brown rice … again.”

Thinking ahead to weeknights that are super busy for us right now, with lacrosse season in high gear, and my work getting busier by the day, I wanted something quick and easy.

Then I found it: Minute® Ready to Serve Whole Grain Brown Rice.

Single serve containers that hold enough to actually serve two people as a side (in our house anyway). And you microwave it. For only a minute.

Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner, and also perfect to heat up quickly in the morning to add to a thermos in my daughter’s school lunch.

Although, in retrospect Minute® 100% Whole Grain Brown Rice would done the job on a busy weeknight too.

Serve these juicy 8 Minute Pork Chops with peas and Minute® Ready to Serve Whole Grain Brown Rice on the side.

If you like the nutty, rich flavor of brown rice, Minute® 100% Whole Grain Brown Rice is a delicious, healthy option, and it has the same nutritional values as regular long cooking brown rice, but is ready in just ten minutes, just 1/4 the time of regular brown rice.

You can also have great tasting, fluffy white rice in just five minutes with Minute® White Rice. It’s easy to prepare and is the foundation to any healthy meal.

Tonight we tried the Minute® Ready to Serve Whole Grain Brown Rice, and the kids LOVED it.

Paired with quick pork chops and steamed green peas, it was dinner in about … oh … TEN MINUTES.

You can’t pick up fast food that quick!

Minute® Rice is so quick and easy to prepare and is great pantry staple. When meal time seems like a hassle, Minute® Rice is a go-to ingredient your whole family will love and allows you to have more quality time doing what your want with your loved ones.

Leftover rotisserie chicken or veggies from a meal earlier in the week?

Minute® Rice can easily be paired with some of your leftover ingredients to make a quick, easy and wholesome meal your whole family will love in just a matter of minutes.

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8-Minute Pork Chops

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Juicy pork chops that are ready in 8 minutes and perfect for a weeknight!


  • 3 bone-in pork chops, 1/2-3/4" thick
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon dried herbs – like parsley, or whatever's on hand
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Set your pork chops out on the counter for 10-15 minutes to bring them to room temperature.
  • Add the olive oil and butter to a large skillet and preheat for a couple minutes on med-high heat. Meanwhile, use a paper towel to pat the pork chops dry, and then season one side with salt, pepper and a pinch of herbs.
  • When your butter has melted and starts to get foamy, add the pork chops, seasoned side down.
  • Add salt, pepper, and remaining herbs to the other side of the pork chops. Let them cook for 4 minutes, then flip and continue cooking for another 4 minutes.
  • Remove the chops to a plate to rest for a couple minutes before serving.


    Hi, I'm Liza — a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting lost in whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life and am always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect fizzy gin cocktail, and time to finish my novel!

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