Forget boring old pork chops and try these mouthwatering pork and rice recipes!
They’re meaty, versatile, and wonderfully filling – not to mention easy.
There’s nothing like a delicious bowl of steaming rice and pork.
And in this roundup, you’ll find plenty of ways to make these two budget-friendly ingredients shine.
Choose something sticky and sweet or rich and cheesy. Either way, I know you’ll love it!
If I had to pick just one of these pork and rice recipes, it would be #8. So try it tonight, and let me know what you think!
Best Ever Pork Fried Rice and More!
1. Pork Fried Rice
Fried rice is the kind of dish I make when I’m craving something salty. It’s terrific as a side but filling enough to be a meal on its own.
And it’s super easy to modify with whatever you have on hand!
Of course, it’s usually filled with chicken or ham, but have you ever tried pork fried rice? It’s a game-changer!
This meaty, savory fried rice features Chinese BBQ pork, rich sauces, veggies, and eggs.
Once you try it, you’ll never order Chinese takeout again.
2. Country Pork Chop and Rice Bake
Are you looking for a new way to cook pork chops? Try this recipe for country-baked pork chops and rice!
The aroma of this dish is enough to make your mouth water.
Between the tender chops baked over creamy rice with gravy, it’ll quickly become your new go-to.
The best part? Your oven does most of the work, so you can sit back and relax.
3. Cheesy Pork and Rice Skillet
Comfort food doesn’t get much better than this cheesy pork and rice skillet.
You’ll sauté the pork with garlic and onion until it’s browned. Then, mix in perfectly seasoned rice and simmer it all in chicken broth.
The melty cheese and tart sour cream tie all the flavors together beautifully, so every bite is better than the last.
Oh, and it’s even picky-eater-approved!
4. Honey Garlic Pork with Fried Rice
It’s time to get your hands sticky with this honey and garlic pork with fried rice.
The perfect mix of savory, garlicky pork with fluffy, perfectly-seasoned rice, it’s a terrific mid-week meal for busy bees.
The secret to the fantastic flavors is the pork marinade. It’s a blend of honey, soy sauce, and garlic that makes everything taste amazing.
You’ll also add veggies, including peas, carrots, and green onions, for a fresh crunch and pops of color. Yum!
5. Pineapple Pork with Coconut Rice
Are you ready to take your taste buds on a summer getaway? This pineapple pork with coconut rice is a must-try.
Sweet, salty, and oh-so-scrummy, it’s easy to make and tastes like paradise.
The pork is tossed and caramelized in teriyaki sauce with pineapple chunks. Serve it with coconut rice for a creamy and lightly sweet contrast.
The result is a tropical-inspired entrée that will make you feel like you’re on vacation!
6. Fiesta Pork Chops and Rice Bake
The next time you’re craving Tex-Mex flavors, try this vibrant pork chop and rice bake.
It’s fully loaded with fun and flavorful ingredients, and it all cooks in one pan! That means minimal clean-up for you.
Along with the pork, you’ll need chicken broth, tomato sauce, green chilies, taco seasoning, rice, and onions.
Top it off with plenty of cheese, and it’s ready to be devoured!
7. Ginger Pork and Rice Bowls
Jazz up your weeknight menu with this ginger pork and rice bowl.
The ground pork is succulent and soaks up all the beautiful flavors of ginger, soy sauce, and garlic.
Served over rice and topped with fresh cucumbers and cilantro, it’s super simple, yet it packs an explosion of flavors in every forkful.
8. Sweet Caramelized Pork with Rice
Sweet caramelized pork with rice is the perfect dish for a night in. It’s straightforward, super quick, and is absolutely delicious.
You’ll need a mix of soy sauce, fish sauce, and brown sugar. Simmer the pork until it’s sticky, caramelized, and impossible to resist.
Serve it with whatever rice you like best. I like cauliflower rice, so it’s low-carb and light.
9. Spicy Pork Bulgogi Rice Bowl
For those of you craving something with a kick, you can’t beat this spicy pork bulgogi rice bowl!
It’s the best way to bring the wonderful flavors of Korean cuisine home.
Featuring thin slices of marinated pork stir-fried with onion, it’s crispy, tender, and overflowing with flavor.
If you want even more heat, serve it with a tasty Korean dipping sauce.
10. Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Rice
Slow cooker pork chops and rice are perfect for busy weeknights.
It takes just 10 minutes to get everything into the slow cooker. And then you can leave it to do its thing while you get on with your life.
After a few hours of slow cooking, you’ll have a delicious meal ready for the whole family!
The slow cooker makes the pork fall apart tender. It’s creamy, meaty, and cheesy – like comfort food at its finest.
11. Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Rice
There’s nothing quite like the smell of pan-seared pork chops. They’re smoky, meaty, and aromatic – a truly enticing dish!
And this Cajun dish is no exception!
The spices, seasonings, and veggies bring so much depth to the pork. Plus, it’s served on a bed of rice cooked in broth for extra flavor.
This recipe is a surefire crowd-pleaser. And with just a few pantry staples, you can whip up this meal in no time!
12. Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
Stuffed peppers are great. But stuffed squash is extra special!
Start by roasting the squash until it’s nice and tender. While that’s in the oven, you’ll make the filling.
A simple but delicious blend of celery, carrots, onions, and ground pork, it’s comforting and wonderfully meaty.
But that’s not all! You’ll also include wild rice, kale, and apple. Delish!
13. Cabbage Rolls
I’ll be the first to admit that cabbage rolls aren’t the prettiest dish. But they are budget-friendly, tasty, and easy to make for a crowd.
You’ll stuff cabbage leaves with ground meat and rice, then simmer them in a rich tomato sauce.
Once the rolls are done, smother them with more sauce and bake until bubbly.
14. Egg Roll in a Bowl
Have you ever had an egg roll? They’re the perfect package of deliciousness.
But if you don’t have the time to make, roll, and fry a whole batch, this dish is the net best thing!
It’s full of all the classic flavors, including seasoned ground pork and a coleslaw mix of carrots and veggies.
Serve it over rice and enjoy a hearty, filling meal.
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