July 05, 2010

Lemon Herb Pork Chops w/ Veggies & Rice

This was a delicious twist on grilled pork chops. I usually use BBQ sauce on the chops, which is good, but this lemon herb marinated was a great way to get in some citrus flavors, which is perfect for summertime.

Grilled Lemon Herb Pork Chops:
Juice of 1 lemon
3-4 tablespoons of olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
salt and pepper
couple dashes of a mixed herb seasoning of your choice
4 pork chops
*In a large zip lock baggie, mix together lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Add pork chops and marinate for at least 2 hours (save some of the marinade for basting). Grill marinated chops on medium to high heat, they will take about 5-7 minutes per side. Baste the pork chops frequently with the lemon herb marinade.
Veggies and Rice:
1 green pepper
1 red pepper
small bunch of asparagus
olive oil
2 cups of whole grain rice
*Chop up all the vegetables and toss with olive oil. I used a grill basket and cooked the veggies right on the grill at the same time the pork chops were cooking. Cook the rice according the package instructions. Most directions call for rice to be cooked in water, but I always use chicken broth to cook my rice - I think it gives the rice more flavor. Once the rice is done, add in the grilled veggies.
The finished product - Mmm, enjoy this fabulous summer grilling dish!

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