Baked Pork Chops and Rice

Baked Pork Chops and Rice Casserole is a fork-tender dinner that is perfect for any night of the week. Pork chops seasoned, seared, and then baked in the oven with yellow rice and onion soup mix. Delicious!

Recipe Origin

I have been making this recipe for over 20+ years, and it has not failed me yet. This is an easy recipe, especially on those hectic nights when you need to get dinner on the table. 

Baked Pork Chops and Rice

Why Should I Make This Recipe?

Baked pork chops and rice is a family-friendly dinner. It’s hearty, tasty, and a dish the whole family will enjoy. The pork chops are tender and juicy, and the rice is moist and flavorful.

What About Pork Chop Casserole is Fantastic?

The yellow rice makes the dish. I like to use yellow rice whenever I can. The rice has tremendous flavor and always cooks up nicely. The Lipton Onion Soup mix adds more flavor and makes this a huge hit with the family.

This recipe only requires 10 minutes of prep work and you will have dinner in the oven. 

Ingredients Needed for Pork Chops and Rice

Baked Pork Chops and Rice Ingredients

Pork Chops– I always use bone-in pork chops for this recipe. They have more flavor (in my opinion) than boneless pork chops. But feel free to use your favorite.

Butter– Everything is better with butter, right?

Yellow Rice– This makes the dish flavorful. I love yellow rice over white rice any day. However, I have not tried this recipe with any other kind of rice, so therefore I can not advise on the taste if you switch out the yellow rice. 

Onion Soup Mix– One package of soup mix adds a lot of flavor to the dish.

Sliced Mushrooms– These are optional, but I am a mushroom lover so I never leave them out. They add more texture and taste.

How to Make this Recipe

Pork Chops and Rice is beyond simple to prep, and you will have it in the oven in minutes.

Pork Chops and Rice Casserole
  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork chops and brown for 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove from the skillet.
  2. Spray the bottom of a 13″ x 9″ casserole dish. 
  3. Spread rice over the bottom of the prepared casserole dish.
  4. Sprinkle soup mix over the rice.
  5. Drain Mushrooms and spread evenly over the top of the rice.
  6. Add 3 cups of hot water to the dish.
  7. Arrange pork chops on top of the rice and water. Nestle chops down into the water a bit, covering slightly. 
  8. Cover tightly with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 10 more minutes.

Tools Needed 

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Skillet

Baking Dish

Expert Tips for the Best Pork Chops and Rice Casserole

  • Brown the pork chops before adding to the dish. This will lock in flavors and keep the chops from drying out.
  • Use yellow rice. Yellow Rice has so much flavor and makes this dish wonderful.
  • Mushrooms are optional but add texture and flavor. Sometimes I use fresh mushrooms in this dish. I like to saute them slightly in the same pan I browned the pork chops in—more taste. 
Baked Pork Chops and Rice

Recipe FAQs

Yes. You will need to cover the dish for the first 45 minutes while baking. This allows the rice to cook in the dish. Uncover and cook the last 10 minutes.

Browning the pork chops will lock in flavor and keep them from drying out in the oven.

I use bone-in pork chops for this recipe. They are more flavorful and cook nicely in the oven with the rice. You could use boneless pork chops but I have not tested them with this recipe.

Storage Tips

Store any leftovers in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.

To reheat: Place leftovers on a microwave-safe dish and heat for a minute or two.

What Should I Serve with Baked Pork Chops and Rice?

I like to serve broccoli salad, corn on the cob, coleslaw, or southern fried green beans.

Other Pork Chop Dishes I Should Try:

Southern Fried Pork Chops— Pork chops that are lightly seasoned and fried to a golden brown. They are tender and juicy and have the most satisfying crunch. Southern Fried pork chops are perfect for guests and make a delightful weeknight meal.

Easy Oven Baked Pork Chops–These Oven Baked Bone-In Pork Chops are tender, juicy, and full of flavor. With just a few simple ingredients from your pantry, you can have dinner ready and on the table in no time. Savory and sweet with a bit of stickiness. Perfect for any night of the week.

Creamy Baked Pork Chops— Pan-seared and oven-baked pork chops will make dinner a breeze and on the table in no time flat. These one-skillet pork chops are topped with a creamy mushroom sauce and are perfect for any dinner or special occasion.

Baked Pork Chops and Rice

Baked Pork Chops and Rice

Gina Abernathy
Baked Pork Chops and Rice Casserole is a fork-tender dinner that is perfect for any night of the week. Pork chops seasoned, seared, and then baked in the oven with yellow rice and onion soup mix. Delicious!
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 4-6 Bone-In Pork Chops
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 9 oz. package Yellow Rice
  • 1 envelope Onion Soup Mix
  • 4 oz. can Mushrooms sliced
  • 3 cups Hot Water

Instructions
 

  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork chops and brown for 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove from the skillet.
  • Spray the bottom of a 13" x 9" casserole dish.
  • Spread rice over the bottom of the prepared casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle soup mix over the rice.
  • Drain Mushrooms and spread evenly over the top of the rice.
  • Add 3 cups of hot water to the dish.
  • Arrange pork chops on top of the rice and water. Nestle chops down into the water a bit, covering slightly. 
  • Cover tightly with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 10 more minutes.
Keyword Baked Pork Chops and Rice

11 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This baked pork chops and rice casserole looks easy and yummy. I’m always on the lookout for a simple weeknight recipe. I’ve never used yellow rice before. I’ll look for it in the store. Thanks for sharing!

  2. 5 stars
    This looks like a yummy dinner! I’ve never heard of yellow rice but I’ll look for it. I might also try it with a risotto. Thank you for a dinner idea!

  3. 5 stars
    Pork chops and rice was my favorite meal as a child. Your version looks easier than how my mom made it, I’ll be giving it a try for sure!

  4. Oh, this looks really good! My family loves pork chops and rice, so baked pork chops and rice seems like a great way to combine some of our favorites. I would have to leave out the mushrooms as only my husband eats those and myself and the boy dislike them. But otherwise, looks like a great simple meal to try.

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