Jasmine Rice-Stuffed Pork Chops

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Jasmine Rice-Stuffed Pork Chops
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  • 4Servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup jasmine rice
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 6 basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 4 1-inch-thick boneless pork chops (about 8 ounces each)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees . Prepare the rice according to package instructions. Stir the hoisin sauce, scallions, garlic, basil and ginger into the cooked rice.

Place the pork chops on a work surface and slice each in half horizontally almost all the way through. Open the pork chops like a book and season with salt and pepper. Divide the rice mixture among the chops, then close with toothpicks; season the chops with salt and pepper.

In a large, ovenproof skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the pork chops and cook, turning once, until browned, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to the oven and bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the pork registers 160 degrees , about 25 minutes. Serve the pork topped with the pan juices.