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One Pan Zesty Pork Chops and Rice Recipe

This One Pan Zesty Pork Chops and Rice is an easy peasy recipe that takes very little time. So quick, so simple to make, and always a crowd pleaser! Even on your crazy busy nights, you can have dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pork, rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 501 kcal


  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery minced (note: you can just chop it but I am not fond of a really obvious celery taste so I mince it instead)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 4 pork chops
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 16 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1 cup uncooked rice not instant


  1. Saute the onions and celery in the oil until softened and translucent.
  2. Add the pork chops and cook until brown on both sides.
  3. Remove the chops and add the water, brown sugar, salt, pepper, and 3/4 of the tomato sauce to the skillet.
  4. Bring this to a gentle boil. Add the rice and stir.
  5. Put the chops back into the skillet with the rice mixture. Pour the rest of the tomato sauce over the top of the chops and rice.
  6. Cover the skillet and turn the heat to simmer. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until the rice is done.
Nutrition Facts
One Pan Zesty Pork Chops and Rice Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 501 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 678mg29%
Potassium 1001mg29%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 548IU11%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.