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Maple Pork Chops with Pumpkin Risotto

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Maple Pork Chops with Pumpkin Risotto
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 4
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Progresso® chicken broth provides a simple addition to these maple flavored pork chops served with pumpkin risotto – a flavorful Italian dinner that’s ready in 35 minutes.
Updated Dec 28, 2010

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 4 center-cut pork loin chops
  • Salt and pepper to taste, if desired
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons maple flavoring
  • 3/4 cup uncooked Arborio or other short-grain white rice
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3 cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32 oz carton)
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Steps

  • 1
    Melt margarine in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Cook pork in margarine 5 minutes, turning once, until brown. Remove pork from skillet; brush both sides with maple flavoring.
  • 2
    Add rice and garlic to skillet. Cook over medium heat 30 seconds, stirring frequently. Stir in pumpkin and 1/2 cup of the broth. Cook uncovered, stirring frequently, until liquid is absorbed. Stir in an additional 1/2 cup broth. Continue cooking about 15 minutes, stirring constantly and adding broth 1/2 cup at a time after previous additions have been absorbed.
  • 3
    Add pork and any remaining broth to skillet. Cover and cook 5 to 10 minutes or until pork is slightly pink when cut near bone and rice is creamy and just tender. Stir in cheese and salt.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Never rinse rice before making risotto or you will wash off some of the grain's starch, which is so important to this creamy dish.
  • tip 2
    Sprinkle the risotto with toasted pumpkin seeds. Rinse the seeds, and pat dry on paper towels. To toast, bake uncovered on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray in a 375° oven about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition

405 Calories, 16g Total Fat, 31g Protein, 36g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
405
Calories from Fat
145
Total Fat
16g
Saturated Fat
5g
Cholesterol
65mg
Sodium
1130mg
Total Carbohydrate
36g
Dietary Fiber
2g
Protein
31g
% Daily Value*:
Iron
18%
18%
Exchanges:
3 Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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