Honey-Soy Pork Chops with Sesame Sugar Snaps and Sticky Rice

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Honey-Soy Pork Chops with Sesame Sugar Snaps and Sticky Rice 3.67/5 (18 votes)

Sweet and savory glazed pork chops paired with simple fresh sugar snap peas makes for an easy and flavorful meal. And, if you're lucky and have a little extra sauce from the pan, it's pretty darn great spooned over the rice.  

White Rice

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE COOK TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups basmati rice
  • 3 cups water

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place rice and water in a small pot.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover.
  3. Let cook for 20 minutes (if using brown, follow package directions for cooking time), remove lid, and fluff with a fork.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 75g Calories 150 Fat 0 Sat Fat 0 Sodium 0 Carbs 35 Sugars 0 Fiber Protein 3.

Honey-Soy Pork Chops

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE COOK TIME : MINUTES PREP TIME : MINUTES PASSIVE TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound pork chops
  • 3/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place all ingredients (except oil) in a resealable bag and let marinate for about 30 minutes at room temperature or up to 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat until it shimmers.
  3. Add marinated pork chops
  4. Turn the heat up to high and let the pork sear for a couple of minutes, flip, and reduce heat to medium.
  5. Drizzle with remaining marinade, cover the pan, and let cook for about 5 minutes or until the center of each chop (near the bone) is no longer pink. You may need to cook longer depending on the size of your chops.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 227g Calories 496 Fat 22 Sat Fat 6 Sodium 1666 Carbs 41 Sugars 36 Fiber 1 Protein 34.

Sesame Sugar Snaps

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE COOK TIME : MINUTES PREP TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups snap peas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, optional

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high until it shimmers.
  2. Add peas and sesame oil and fry until bright green and crisp with a little browning on the edges.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with sesame seeds if you have them.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 73g Calories 104 Fat 8 Sat Fat 1 Sodium 3 Carbs 5 Sugars 2 Fiber 2 Protein 2.

NOTES

KID NOTE: The kids really enjoyed this meal – all around.

VEGETARIAN TIP:  Use a combination of cubed firm tofu and shitake mushrooms instead of pork. Let marinate as directed and then stir fry in the marinade until browned.

GLUTEN FREE MODIFICATIONS:  Use tamari instead of soy sauce.

7 Comments

  1. acarleenb says:

    This was on my menu for this evening but I was very surprised to see such a large of amount of soy sauce for the marinade. Then I noticed the sodium count for this dish….whoa! I modified the marinade ingredients to bring the sodium level down.

  2. Palebrew says:

    Great flavor. We all loved this one.

  3. stephchen says:

    The marinade is delicious. I used it with 2 lbs of salmon fillets instead of pork chops. My whole family, even my picky 3 yr old, ate it and enjoyed it.

  4. mbarnes says:

    Great selection. Simplest meal to prepare this week. Good flavors for a meal enjoyed by all. I had leftover rice from last week’s meal so I did not have to make more – which saved additional time.

  5. awheat26 says:

    I used low sodium soy sauce and used a larger amount of pork chops so the mix was spread out more. These were great and even better left over for lunch the next day!

  6. rafew says:

    This was great. Loved it.

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