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Thai Peanut Pork Chops with Coconut Rice
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Thai Peanut Pork Chops with Coconut Rice

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: coconut rice with pork chops, thai peanut pork chops with coconut rice, thai penut pork chops recipe

Ingredients

For the Thai Peanut Sauce:

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 3 tbsp loosely packed brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger minced

For the Coconut Rice:

  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For the Peppers and Pork:

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, stem and seeds removed and sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, stem and seeds removed and sliced
  • 4 pork chops boneless or bone-in
  • fresh cilantro, for serving

Instructions

To Make the Thai Peanut Sauce:

  • Place the coconut milk, sweet chili sauce, peanut butter, rice vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger in a food processor and blend.  

To Make the Coconut Rice:

  • In a medium pot, add the jasmine rice, coconut milk, water, and salt over medium-high heat.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and cover.
  • Let the rice simmer for 15-20 minutes, until all of the liquid has been absorbed.  I like to stir it every few minutes to make sure the rice doesn’t stick to the bottom.

To Make the Peppers Pork Chops:

  • While the rice is cooking, start the peppers and pork.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the bell peppers and cook until softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Transfer the peppers to a plate.
  • Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the pan.
  • Pat the pork chops dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the pork chops.  Cook for 5-7 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of your pork chops.  Cook until the pork is cooked through and at least 145 degrees F throughout.
  • Add the Thai peanut sauce to the pan with the pork chops and cook 1-2 minutes, until warmed through.
  • Serve the pork chops topped with bell peppers and sauce, and sprinkle with chopped cilantro, along with the coconut rice.
  • Enjoy!