Spiced Pork Chops with Pineapple-Cilantro Rice

Active: 25 Min Total: 25 Min

Serves 4


  • 1 cup long-grain white rice

  • 1 Tbsp paprika

  • 2 tsp ground cumin

  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

  • Kosher salt and pepper

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

  • 4 Bone-in pork chops (each about 1 in. thick)

  • 1 medium red onion, sliced

  • 1 8-oz can crushed pineapple, drained

  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped

Step 1

Heat oven to 425F. Cook rice per package directions

Step 2

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine paprika, cumin, cinnamon, 3/4 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper. Heat oil in large oven safe skillet on medium-high. Season pork with spice mixture and cook until golden brown, 2 min. per side. Scatter onions around pork and roast until pork is just cooked through, 4 to 5 min.

Step 3

Fluff rice with fork and toss with pineapple and roasted onions. Fold in cilantro and serve with pork chops.