Smothered Mushroom Pork and Rice

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Tis the season for comfort foods! I am talking the stick to your ribs, grandma style cooking. Fall brings out the need for those down home delights. If I didn’t have enough reason to love this season, I can add more foods to my growing “love” list. But this meal will have you licking your lips while you wait for it to finish cooking!

This meal is something that I make more during the fall-spring time frames, as we tend to be outside more during these times (weird I know), but we need the warm and filling feeling that comes from a fantastic meal after being busy all day. When I first made this, I wondered how my kids would take to it, cause you know, kids are picky eaters. Forget the good things for them, they will find the tiniest piece of something and declare the entire thing to be inedible. However, when I put it on the table last night, my kids lit up and my youngest exclaimed, “this is my favorite meal!” Sure enough, every bite was eaten, and no leftovers were put into the fridge. The best part of this recipe is – you can adjust to smaller or larger groups! It is quick and easy to put together – which means that while its cooking you can be working on something else. Forget the standing over the stove to stir and watch. Just put it in the casserole dish and pop it in the oven.

What you will need:

  • Pork Chops
  • Campbell’s Mushroom Soup – Family Sized – I used two cans
  • Rice – your choice of rice – about 2 cups
  • 1-1/2 can (use the soup can) of milk
  • Salt, Pepper, and Parsley Flakes – to your preferred taste. *Paprika sprinkled on the top adds a nice bit of color and flavor, but it is entirely optional.*

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Directions:

  1. Put your Cream of Mushroom soup in the dish you are using, add milk and spices, and mix well.
  2. Add rice and stir well into mixture.
  3. Lay pork onto the top of the mixture and push under until covered.
  4. Cover with foil and bake on 375 for about 60-80 minutes, or until rice is done.
  5. Serve and Devour!

This is pretty simple. I mixed everything in the one dish that I used, and managed to avoid using mixing bowls, but this is an option if you prefer. If you want to add variations, you can do chicken instead of pork. Adding vegetables such as peas or broccoli is a great addition to this dish as well! Sit back and enjoy a dinner that will warm you from the inside out! Happy Friday!!!

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