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Saturday, September 25 2010
  Nonstick spray coating
2 cups  cooked brown rice
4   green onions, sliced (1/2 cup)
1/3 cup  apple juice
1/4 cup  chopped toasted walnuts (optional)
1/4 teaspoon  salt
1/8 teaspoon  pepper
1 teaspoon  dried thyme, crushed
1/4 teaspoon  salt
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon  pepper
4   boneless pork loin chops, cut 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick (about 1 pound total)
1   red pear, cored and chopped
1/4 cup  crumbled blue cheese

1. Spray a 2-quart square baking dish and a large skillet with nonstick coating; set aside. In a large bowl combine the cooked rice, green onions, 2 tablespoons of the apple juice, the walnuts (if desired), 1/4 teaspoon salt, and the 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Spoon rice mixture into prepared baking dish.
2. In a small bowl stir together the thyme, /4 teaspoon salt, and the 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Rub onto both sides of chops. Cook chops in skillet over medium-high heat until browned, turning once. Arrange browned chops on top of rice mixture. Pour remaining apple juice over chops.
3. Bake, covered , in a 350 degree F oven about 30 minutes or until no pink remains in chops and juices run clear. Transfer chops to serving plates. Stir chopped pear and blue cheese into hot rice mixture; serve with chops. Makes 4 (1 pork chop and 3/4 cup rice mixture) servings.
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