Tarragon Pork & Rice

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Tarragon is one of those herbs that isn’t necessarily in everyone’s kitchen, but it really should be. It is a great flavor that just brings out the richness of sauces and meats. This Tarragon Pork & Rice is so easy to make but tastes like you spent so much time on it when the oven does most of the work.

Tarragon Pork & Rice

You will need a plan that can cook on the stove and be put in the oven. I have the Ninja Cooking System and used the 5qt Saute Pan for this. You could also use a large cast-iron pan and just cover it with aluminum foil. If you do not have a pan that will work on the stove and in the oven, you could start on the stove and transfer to an oven-safe baking dish covered with foil. However, you will likely need to increase the cook time, as the baking dish will need to heat up some.

Tarragon Pork & Rice

You and your family are going to be shocked by how tender this pork comes out. It is so full of flavor too! If you don’t have or maybe don’t like pork, you could replace it with chicken breast. You will want to make sure that it’s thin-sliced breasts, so that they cook through all the way without drying out.

Tarragon Pork & Rice

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Tarragon Pork & Rice

A rich and creamy pork and rice bake.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword casseroles, Cheesy Rice, mozzarella, pork, pork chops, pork tenderloin, rice, Rice Dishes, tarragon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Rest Time 10 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • cups Long Grain Rice
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese shredded
  • ½ tsp Tarragon

For the Pork Chops

  • 8 Pork Chops boneless
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Tarragon
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder

For the Sauce

  • 2 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 4 tbsp Flour
  • 1 qt Chicken Stock
  • 2 cups Milk 2%
  • 1 tsp Rosemary
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Prepare all of the ingredients. Preheat oven to 350deg.
  • In a large oven safe saute pan over medium-high heat, add butter for pork chops. Season pork chops on both sides with salt, pepper, garlic powder and tarragon. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each and remove from heat.
  • In the same pan, reduce heat to medium and add avocado oil and flour. Whish together and let cook for 3 minutes. Whisk in chicken stock, salt, garlic powder and rosemary. Cook 3 minutes then add milk and cheese. Continue stirring while cheese melts. Increase heat to medium-high and add rice. Continue to stir and bring to a boil. Let boil 3 minutes more than add pork chops back to pan in a single layer. Cover with oven safe lid (or aluminum foil if you don't have a lid). Place in oven and cook for 30 minutes.
  • Remove pan from heat. Working quickly, remove lid and sprinkle top with remaining cheese and tarragon. Replace lid and let rest for 10 minutes more.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

One thought on “Tarragon Pork & Rice

  1. Ohh – cheesy!! I love it. This dish looks amazing! Thanks for sharing at the what’s for dinner party. Hope your week is going awesome!

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