This is a recipe I created to soothe my taste for southern cooking. Chops are great when cooked right, but I also wanted to cut calories. I did this by making this Delicious Southern Style Quinoa Bowl.
Quinoa is a great rice substitute and it is a really Healthy choice. Being from Louisiana rice is a main staple in our diets and eaten with almost every meal. I have searched for a healthy substitute for a while. I have tried brown rice and barley and I had a hard time adjusting to the big difference in taste. Quinoa is the only substitute that I have found thus far that I actually really like.
I also used a country favorite, Purple Hull Peas and flavored them with Pork Drippings and seasoned it all with Cajun/Creole spices. I used bone-in Chops for added flavor and I let this Delicious meal simmer until perfect.
My family loved this meal. Everyone cleaned their plates and asked for a second serving. Try this recipe and let us know what you think about this Delicious Southern Style Quinoa Bowl.
First, add 2 cups of quinoa, and 4 cups of water to a rice cooker and cook on high. Add a pinch of salt to the cooker with the Quinoa and water.
Second, Season pork chops with spices of choice and dice the Onions and Bells Peppers.
Third, add 2tbsp of olive oil to a large pan and heat. Place chops into pan along with diced vegetables and brown chops on both sides to a golden brown using medium heat.
Next, remove chops from pan and put aside. Now, add 2/3 cup water to the pan and scrap the drippings from the bottom of the pot. Once done, add frozen purple hall peas to the pan and add more spices. Add 2 slices of fried bacon to pan also.
Cover and cook for 30 minutes. Adding water as needed. (never allow water to get to low) Then, add chops back to the pan and cook for fifteen more minutes.
Finally, Add the cook quinoa to the pan with the purple hull peas and mix.
Serve on a plate with chops and enjoy!
*When cooking peas you should never allow water to completely leave the pot. Add water as needed
*Fry the bacon lightly then add to the pot
*Spices used Sea salt, Black Pepper, Garlic powder, and Cayenne.
*Once the Water is added to the pan with the peas remember to add more spices. I add all of the same spices except Salt.