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Menu Plan for the week of May 31, 2013: Wednesday's Recipes

Grilled, Marinated Pork Chops
Brown Rice and Beans, Oriental Style

Cooking time:  25 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     Red beans and rice with a twist and simple grilled chops: easy summer cooking. If you have any celery left from last week add it to the rice - otherwise, leave out.

Grilled, Marinated Pork Chops 

Total time: 25 minutes
    The marinade adds a zesty flavor to the pork and helps keep them tender as they cook.  Remember, slightly pink is okay, too done dries them out, and makes them rather tough.

Grilled, Marinated Pork Chops Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Brown Rice and Beans, Oriental Style

Total time: 25 minutes
    Sauté onions and celery, add red kidney beans (or any color/type of bean) and cooked, brown rice for a nutritious side dish, full of vitamins and fiber. Use quick-cooking brown rice to save time. Flavored with soy sauce, sherry and Balsamic vinegar, this gives 'Beans and Rice' a whole new meaning!

Brown Rice and Beans, Oriental Style Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 25 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
medium skillet, small saucepan with lid, small bowl,
dish for marinating, barbecue grill or large skillet
Make marinade, spoon over chops
Cook rice
Slice onion, celery if using

Sauté paprika, onion, celery
Mince garlic, add to onion
Cook chops
Open, drain, rinse beans
Add beans, vinegar, sherry, soy sauce to skillet, heat
Turn chops
When rice is done, stir into beans
When pork is done, remove and serve