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Monday, 8 August 2011

Lazy Mediterranean pilaff

This is a recipe I have been making for at least 25 years! It is normally made with chicken and in a conventional oven, but I had some thawed-out pork chops, so....

Serves 2

1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1/2 punnet mushrooms, sliced
About 6 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
12 olives (ideally fresh and black but I had to use bottled stuffed green, which weren't too bad).
1/2 cup - 125 ml - Basmati rice
About 350 ml stock (chicken if you're using chicken, vegetable if not; if you're my mother you'll probably use beef or something home-made!)
2 pork chops

Sear the chops in a little olive oil. Deglaze the pan with the stock. Put everything else in the slow cooker, stir well, put the chops on the top and pour the stock over. Turn on the slow cooker and let it cook while you're at work.