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From the magazine Chatelaine 1997

Pork ====== Island-style Pork chops
Pork'n' bean chili
Fruited rice pilaf
Freezer fried rice 'n' pork

(1)======Island-Style pork chops==========

Preparation : 10 minutes
Baking time : 25 minutes
Makes :8 chops

1/2 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vegetable oil
4 coarsely chopped onions, about 2 cups
2 tsp salt
2 tsp allspice
1 tsp grated nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
8 thick pork chops (about 4 pounds)

========In a food processor, whirl vinegar, soy sauce, oil, onions, salt and spices until smooth. Place chops in a 9x13 in dish. Spread with onion mixture. Cover and refigerate overnight.
========Preheat oven to 350. Grease a shallow baking pan. Leaving some marinade on chops, place in a single layer. Freeze remaining marinade.
========Bake chops, uncovered, in centre of 350 oven, about 25 minutes. Bake fruited rice pilaf with chops. Serve 4 chops with pilaf. Refrigerate remaining chops for our Pork 'n' bean Chili and Freezer Fried Rice 'n' Pork.

(2) =========Fruited Rice Pilaf===============

Preparation time :10 minutes
Cooking time :30 minutes
Makes : 9 cups

6 cups hot chicken bouillon
1 tbsp butter or olive oil
2 to 3 onions, finely chopped
3 cups of long-grain rice
1/2 tsp salt
14 oz can peach halves or fruit cocktail, drained
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley or 1 tbsp dried parsley (optional)

=========Boil water. Measure out 6 cups and stir in chicken bouillon cubes or powder according to package directions. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. When hot, add onions and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add rice and salt. Stir until rice is lightly coated with butter. Stir in hot bouillon.
=========Bring mixtrue to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to low. Steam rice until done as you like, about 20 to 25 minutes ( do not lift cover till time is up) about 20 minutes for firm rice and 25 minutes for a softer rice.
=========Remove 5 cups cooked rice and freezeto use later in "Freezer Fried Rice 'n' Pork. Chop peaches. Stir with parsley into remaining hot rice and serve with Island-style Pork Chops.

(3)=========Pork 'n' Bean Chili==================

Preparation time : 15 minutes
Cooking time : 15 minutes
Makes : 4 servings, about 6 1/2 cups

2 cooked Island-style pork chops or other cooked chops
1 large onion
1 large green pepper
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 1/2 tbsp chili powder and 1/2 tsp garlic powder or 2 minced garlic cloves
14 oz can tomato sauce or 19-oz can tomatoes
2 cups corn kernels, frozen or canned
10-oz can pork and beans or 19-oz can beans such as kidney, romano or black.

======== Trim chops, discarding fat and bone. Coarsley chop meat and onion. Seed and coarsely chop green pepper.
========Heat oil in a large saucepan set over medium heat. Add onion and green pepper. Cook, stirring often until onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in chopped meat. Sprinkle with chili and garlic powders. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in tomato sauce, corn and beans, including liquid. Cover and bring to a boil, stirring often.
========Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes to develope flavors. Chili will keep well in the refrigerator for several days and can be frozen.

You could have this with shredded cheddar sprinkled on top and eat with either tortilla/corn chips, corn bread etc.

(4)==========Freezer Fried Rice 'n' Pork=============

Preparation time :15 minutes
Cooking time : 15 minutes
Makes : 3 to 4 servings (about 8 cups)

2 cooked Island-style Pork Chops, frozen or cold
5 cups rice pilaf, frozen or cold
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp vegetable oil
Frozen Marinade from Island-Style Pork Chops
2 to 3 cups mixed vegetables or stir-fry vegetables, frozen or fresh
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 eggs, beaten
4 green onions, sliced (optional)

==========Defrost chops just until meat can be removed from bone. Trim and discard any fat. Dice into 1/4 -inch pieces. Soften frozen rice in microwave by heating on defrost for 9 to 10 minutes or just until rice mixture can be broken up with a fork.
==========Meanwhile, chop onion. Then, heat oil in a very large frying pan or wok set over medium heat. Add onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add frozen marinade to soften onion. Cover and heat, stirring often, until marinade has melted.
==========Turn heat to medium-high and add vegetables and soy sauce. Cook, uncovered and stirring often, until vegetables are hot, about 5 minutes. Add rice and cubes of pork. Heat, scraping pan bottom and stirring often, until rice is hot, from 3 to 5 minutes. Then, push mixture to side of pan so there is a small bare area in the centre. Pour in beaten eggs, thwen stir to scramble. When just set, stir into rice mixture until evenly mixed. Serve right away sprinkled with thinly sliced green onion, if you wish.



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These recipes sound great . Thanks:)
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