This was a really tasty recipe found here http://happyhomefairy.com/recipe-honey-garlic-pork-chops/. The intent was to use brown rice because the sauce can make anything taste great and brown rice is better for you, but we had white so that’s what we made. Also, the recipe shows asparagus, which my husband is not a fan of, so I intended to make broccolini, but when I opened the package it was moldy, so I had green beans in the pantry and that’s what we got. And even through all that, it still turned out fantastic!
Start by rinsing your rice and getting t in the rice cooker. If it’s brown, it takes forever, if it’s white, it takes about 20 minutes. Once that is working, salt and pepper both sides of your pork chops. In a mason jar, mix 1/4 C honey, juice of 1 lemon, 2-3 cloves of garlic (I used a crusher to get all the yumminess out), and 2 tsp soy sauce. Put the lid on tight and shake it up. Add 1-2 tbsp olive oil to a skillet and heat over medium high heat. Once hot (oil is shimmering), add the pork chops and brown them on both sides (about 3-4 min per side for 1″ thick ones, I did 1/2″ thick ones so I only did about 2 min per side). Reduce heat to medium low, and add the sauce. Simmer in the sauce for about 4-8 minutes or till cooked through (since mine were thin, I did 4 min).
While this is simmering, I opened the can of green beans and drained them. Then I poured the green beans into a small pot and added a heaping spoon of butter. Heat over medium low heat stirring constantly till heated through.
When the chops are done, remove to a plate and continue cooking the sauce till it is he consistency of syrup (only took another couple minutes and finished right when the rice beeped). Serve it us with the rice as a bed for the pork chop, sauce drizzled over the top of the chop and rice (I forgot about the rice so it was too late for a pretty picture, sorry), with the green beans on the side. Enjoy!