Simple Pork Chops and Almond Risotto #SundaySupper

I love this time of year.  The house is decorated. The boys worked hard all day putting up Christmas lights outside the house.  Our home just feels so comfy.  

We were all excited for Sunday Supper this week.  Reis reminded me that it had been a while since we had Risotto, one of his favorites.  The deal was, if Reis stirred, I’d make it! Our menu of simply marinated Pork Chops, Almond Risotto and sauted spinach came together without much effort but boy was it good!

 

 

 

 

Simply Marinated Pork Chops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Medium Cut Pork Chops

4 tablespoons extra virgin Olive Oil

3 tablespoons chopped Garlic

2 springs fresh Rosemary,chopped or 2 tablespoons dried

1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce

Sea Salt to taste

Rub the above ingredients on the Pork and Marinade for approximate 1 hour in the fridge. 

Grill or broil the pork chops for approximately 8 to 10 minutes on each side.

Crunchy Almond Risotto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 tablespoons extra virgin Olive Oil

2 Green Onions chopped

3 ounces slivered Almonds

8 cups Beef Broth heated

2 cups Arborio Rice

2 cups Milk

1/2 cup 

2 tablespoons Butter

  • Heat oil in large pan and add almonds
  • When almonds turn slightly brown, add green onions
  • Add the rice and stir thoroughly several times to coat the grains well with the contents of the pot
  • Add a ladleful at a time of the warm broth until all the broth is absorbed. Stirring constantly. (this is why I needed Reis)
  • Check the rice to see if done. If still too firm, add warm water.
  • Add milk, cheese and butter at the very end, just before serving
  • Must serve while still hot. You will love the combination of the creamy risotto with the crunch of the almonds
Sauted Spinach
1 large bunch of Spinach well washed
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
2 tablespoons Garlic
  • Add oil and garlic to pan and saute for a minute
  • Add spinach and saute until soft and wilted. It always amazes me how such a large bunch of spinach cooks down to such a small amount
Kids Ratings: Ronnie 9, Reis 10, Riley 9.5 , Alexandra JEALOUS (we will make it again when she gets home from college)
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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Barbara | Creative Culinary
    Dec 05, 2011 @ 16:17:51

    I am making this tonight. I too often don’t have real meals with all the craziness of work, blog and holiday in my schedule and now am crazy a warm and satisfying dinner. I would do it for breakfast if I didn’t have to thaw the chops. :)

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  2. Amy Burdge
    Dec 05, 2011 @ 16:19:34

    Few meals speak to this time of year like pork chops and risotto of any kind! It sounds like an amazing feast.

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  3. suesnutritionbuzzsunithi
    Dec 06, 2011 @ 01:15:21

    have to try it !! The Risotto esp looks delish !! Love how you have the kids rate it :) Don’t blame Alexandra ;)

    Reply

  4. BigFatBaker
    Dec 08, 2011 @ 19:08:57

    Ooh love the risotto with almonds! Great idea. I need to try your recipe, I don’t seem to have good luck with risotto…

    Reply

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