Honey-Lime Glazed Pork Chops over Cilantro Rice, Carrots & Green Beans
45g of Protein

Honey-Lime Glazed Pork Chops

over Cilantro Rice, Carrots & Green Beans

40 MIN
2 Servings
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    In this dish, tender pork chops are cooked in a honey-lime glaze with jalapeño pepper and piquant garlic for bold, spicy-sweet flavor. They're served over a bed of brown rice (studded with a duo of sautéed vegetables) and garnished with a topping of crunchy toasted pepitas.
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    Honey-Lime Glazed Pork Chops over Cilantro Rice, Carrots & Green Beans
    Title
    • 2 Boneless, Center-Cut Pork Chops
    • ½ cup Brown Rice
    • 6 oz Green Beans
    • 6 oz Carrots
    • 2 cloves Garlic
    • 1 Jalapeño Pepper
    • 2 tsps Honey
    • 1 Lime
    • 2 Tbsps Raw Pepitas
    • ½ oz Pickled Peppadew Peppers
    • 1 Tbsp Weeknight Hero Spice Blend (Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Smoked Paprika & Whole Dried Parsley)
    • ¼ cup Cilantro Sauce
    Cook the rice
    1 Cook the rice

    In a medium pot, combine the rice, a big pinch of salt, and 1 1/4 cups of water. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 23 to 25 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork.

    Prepare the ingredients & make the glaze
    2 Prepare the ingredients & make the glaze

    Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Peel the carrots and thinly slice on an angle. Cut off and discard any stem ends from the green beans; halve crosswise. Roughly chop the peppadew peppers. Halve the lime crosswise. Cut off and discard the stem of the jalapeño pepper. Halve lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then small dice. Thoroughly wash your hands immediately after handling. In a bowl, combine the honey, the juice of both lime halves, and 1 tablespoon of water.

    Toast the pepitas
    3 Toast the pepitas

    In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the pepitas; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 3 minutes, or until toasted (be careful, as the pepitas may pop as they toast). Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and immediately season with salt. Wipe out the pan.

    Cook the vegetables & finish the rice
    4 Cook the vegetables & finish the rice

    In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced carrots in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the halved green beans; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 to 6 minutes, or until softened. Turn off the heat. Transfer to the pot of cooked rice; add the cilantro sauce and chopped peppadew peppers. Stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

    Cook the pork & serve your dish
    5 Cook the pork & serve your dish

    Pat the pork dry with paper towels. Season on both sides with salt, pepper, and enough of the spice blend to coat (you may have extra). In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned pork. Cook 4 to 6 minutes, or until lightly browned. Flip and cook 3 to 4 minutes. Add the glaze (carefully, as the liquid may splatter), chopped garlic, and as much of the diced jalapeño pepper as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be. Cook, frequently stirring the glaze over the pork, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the pork is coated and cooked through.* Turn off the heat. Serve the finished rice topped with the cooked pork (including any glaze from the pan). Garnish with the toasted pepitas. Enjoy!

    Tips from Home Chefs

    Cook the rice
    1 Cook the rice

    In a medium pot, combine the rice, a big pinch of salt, and 1 1/4 cups of water. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 23 to 25 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork.

    2 Prepare the ingredients & make the glaze

    Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Peel the carrots and thinly slice on an angle. Cut off and discard any stem ends from the green beans; halve crosswise. Roughly chop the peppadew peppers. Halve the lime crosswise. Cut off and discard the stem of the jalapeño pepper. Halve lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then small dice. Thoroughly wash your hands immediately after handling. In a bowl, combine the honey, the juice of both lime halves, and 1 tablespoon of water.

    Prepare the ingredients & make the glaze
    Toast the pepitas
    3 Toast the pepitas

    In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the pepitas; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 3 minutes, or until toasted (be careful, as the pepitas may pop as they toast). Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and immediately season with salt. Wipe out the pan.

    4 Cook the vegetables & finish the rice

    In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced carrots in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the halved green beans; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 to 6 minutes, or until softened. Turn off the heat. Transfer to the pot of cooked rice; add the cilantro sauce and chopped peppadew peppers. Stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

    Cook the vegetables & finish the rice
    Cook the pork & serve your dish
    5 Cook the pork & serve your dish

    Pat the pork dry with paper towels. Season on both sides with salt, pepper, and enough of the spice blend to coat (you may have extra). In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned pork. Cook 4 to 6 minutes, or until lightly browned. Flip and cook 3 to 4 minutes. Add the glaze (carefully, as the liquid may splatter), chopped garlic, and as much of the diced jalapeño pepper as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be. Cook, frequently stirring the glaze over the pork, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the pork is coated and cooked through.* Turn off the heat. Serve the finished rice topped with the cooked pork (including any glaze from the pan). Garnish with the toasted pepitas. Enjoy!

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