About Richelle

If there is such a thing as “hippy geek” I would fit in that category. I am an animal lover, love my family, tolerate people, and have loads of fun with my best friend and husband. As 40 something empty nesters we are focused on work and play. This is our little place to share our hopes, dreams, as well as express who we are. Come on in grab a bean bag chair and enjoy yourself!

Pork Recipes

Apricot Sriracha Pork Chops

By on December 31, 2023

Servings 2
Double or triple based on need

Images and write-up coming soon.
2 Tbsp. Apricot Jam
2 Boneless Pork Chops
2 Tbsp. Sriracha
1 Lime
34 cup Jasmine Rice
2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
12 ounces Carrots
2 Cloves of Garlic

Wash and dry produce. Finely chop garlic.
Melt 1 Tbsp. of butter in a small pot over medium heat, add half the garlic cook until fragrant (30 seconds). Add rice, stir to coat, add 1 12 cups of water. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 20 minutes. Keep covered until ready to use.

Peel and cut carrots on a diagonal into 12 inch pieces. In a medium bowl combine carrots, drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Shake until well incorporated.

Air fryer – Using Air Crisp setting cook 15 minutes at 390 degrees.
Oven – Preheat over to 425 degrees. Bake carrots on a cookie sheet for 15 – 20 minutes.

Heat a drizzle of oil (or butter) in a large pan over medium heat. Add pork and cook until browned and cooked through, 4 – 5 minutes per side. Turn off heat and transfer to a plate to rest.

Once pan cools slightly return to medium-high heat add remaining garlic and cook until fragrant (30 seconds). Add soy sauce and 14 cup of water. Let simmer until reduced, 2 – 3 minutes. Stir in jam, Sriracha, 1 Tbsp. butter, and a squeeze of lime juice to taste. If necessary, simmer over low heat until mixture is thick and glossy. Add pork and turn to coat.

Serve It Up

Fluff rice with a fork, stir in lime zest. Dive rice, carrots, and pork between plates. Spoon remaining sauce over pork. If you have any lime left over, serve a wedge on the side.

Zest and quarter the lime.