Grilled Wild Rice-Stuffed Pork Chops

Grilled Wild Rice-Stuffed Pork Chops

These tender little chops are basted with a flavorful combination of apricot preserves, cinnamon and your choice of white wine or apple juice.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:10

Hr:Mins

Makes

4

servings

1
teaspoon butter or margarine
1/3
cup finely chopped celery
1
medium green onion, finely chopped (1 tablespoon)
1
cup cooked wild rice
1
tablespoon sliced almonds
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
4
pork loin chops, 1 inch thick (2 1/2 lb)
1/3
cup apricot preserves
1
tablespoon dry white wine or apple juice
1/8
teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. In 8-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook celery and onion in butter, stirring frequently, until celery is crisp-tender. Stir in rice, almonds, salt and pepper until well blended.
  2. Cut a deep pocket horizontally in each pork chop on the meatiest side of the bone. Press about 1/3 cup stuffing into each pocket. Secure openings with toothpicks. In small bowl, mix apricot preserves, wine and cinnamon.
  3. Cover and grill pork over medium-low heat 40 to 45 minutes, brushing occasionally with preserves mixture and turning 2 or 3 times, until pork is tender and slightly pink when cut near bone on the unstuffed sides of chops. Remove toothpicks. Discard any remaining preserves mixture.
Makes 4 servings
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Do-Ahead
Busy night? Make the stuffing the night before you plan to grill. It'll be one less thing to think about when you serve!
Substitution
Quick-cooking wild rice is faster to prepare than regular wild rice and is equally delicious. If you can't find wild rice, try a rice blend or brown rice instead.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 295
    • (Calories from Fat 90 ),
  • Total Fat 10 g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 g,),
  • Cholesterol 70 mg;
  • Sodium 210 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 27 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1 g,
  • Protein 26 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 3 Lean Meat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.