Beretta Farms Pork Chops and Rice

This is an old recipe that I always go back to every fall.  Something about the pork & rice and veggie combination and it cooking in the oven are so welcoming on a cool fall day.  This is a simple and complete meal, make a quick salad as a side and you are good to go!


  • 4 thick cut Beretta Farms pork chops (butt or loin chops will work)
  • 1 cup raw jasmine rice
  • 2 Cups of chicken stock
  • 1 large onion, cut into thin rings
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into thin rings
  • 1 tbsp freshly cut thyme
  • Sea Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  Heat olive oil in pan to med-high heat and brown pork chops, approximately 2 minutes per side.  Transfer to plate.  Use 1 tbsp. butter to grease 9X13 casserole dish. Layer raw rice evenly into the greased casserole dish.  Layer browned pork chops on top of rice.  Top the chops with onion and pepper rings.  Pour chicken stock all over the chops and veggies.  Sprinkle with fresh thyme, sea salt and ground pepper.  Cover and bake for 45 minutes.

Buon Appetito.


About The Chef: Cynthia Beretta

Cynthia Beretta, Co-Founder of Beretta Farms and founder of Beretta Kitchen, is no stranger to food. A gifted entrepreneur, mother of three, organic cattle rancher and self-proclaimed ‘foodie’, Cynthia has over twenty-five years of experience in the food industry. Born on the original Earth Day in the 1970s, Cynthia jokes she was destined for sustainable and organic greatness. In 1993, fresh out of school with no farming experience to speak of Cynthia and her husband Michael embarked on an unconventional path and founded Beretta Farms. Since then the couple has expanded their network of like-minded farmers across the country, partnering with those that share the core value of raising animals humanely with love and respect As both businesses continue to grow and thrive, Cynthia never forgets to carve time out of her busy schedule to share a hearty home cooked meal with her family.

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