Paleo Pork Chops & Cauliflower Rice

I haven’t shared a recipe in a while even though I’m doing so much cooking these days! So today, I’m sharing what we had for dinner last night. It’s no secret that you have to fill up on lots of proteins and veggies when following a paleo diet, and today’s recipe for paleo pork chops is both hearty and healthy.

Ingredients:
– 3 bone-in pork chops
– Liquid aminos
– Sriracha
– Fresh garlic cloves
– 1 lime
– EVOO
– Green onion
– Yellow onion
– Parsley (fresh or dried)
– Cauliflower rice
– Salt and pepper
– Garlic powder

Instructions:
Place pork chops in a glass dish (this is what I use) and cover with 3/4 cup of liquid aminos, 3 garlic cloves (minced), the juice of 1/2 a lime, a drizzle of sriracha and chopped green onion. Cover and let the chops marinate in the fridge for several hours.

Preheat oven to 375. Sprinkle the pork chops with salt, pepper and garlic powder, cover with foil and bake for 30-35 minutes, depending on thickness. The foil helps to keep the chops moist when baking but you could also grill them — I bet that would be really yummy too! Note: My method doesn’t give your chops a char of any kind. So if that’s what you’re going for, place on a grill pan or cast iron skillet first then pop them into the oven when they’ve slightly browned. Personally, I tend to go with whatever dirties less dishes and requires less steps (#momlife).

I like to put my protein over a bed of veggies, and cauliflower rice is such a versatile item! I’m a new fan of cauliflower rice, mostly because I discovered the prepackaged, refrigerated bags which take out all the fuss. So much easier and less messy. And many grocers carry it now, too!

My go-to cauliflower rice recipe is so easy:

Saute 1/2 diced yellow onion with 2 cloves of garlic over medium heat. Add the entire bag of cauliflower and a drizzle of EVOO or ghee. Generously sprinkle with chopped parsley, salt and pepper, stirring regularly until the cauliflower softens. Taste as you go! I let mine cook for a little while — crunchy rice isn’t my preference. Then serve and enjoy!

For more details on which paleo products we regularly use in our kitchen, this post spells everything out for you!