Easy Baked Pork Chops and Rice Casserole Recipe

This is an easy recipe for baked pork chops and rice casserole with a creamy dill sauce. It’s a flavorful and comforting dish that marries juicy pork chops, tender rice, and a creamy, herby sauce all cooked in one pan.

A glass casserole dish with baked pork chops, wild rice, and creamy dill sauce

​Look no further for your next easy dinner recipe to make after work.

The best part is this comfort food baking dish is that it’s a one-pan pork chops and rice recipe and only takes minutes of prep time.

Most of the boneless chops and rice recipes out there call for cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup, or cream of celery. However, in my family, we like to make them from scratch.

Not only do we have someone sensitive to MSG, but I find the canned condensed soups to not taste as good as homemade. Plus there’s extra sodium that we just don’t need.

A gray round plate with wild rice and a pork chop with creamy dill sauce

Instead of the condensed soups, I make creamy rice with the dill sauce I make. Don’t worry, it’s not an overpowering dill flavor. The flavor of dill blends well with the cream, dijon mustard, and garlic.

Because this is one of my favorite pork chop recipes, I also have an Instant Pot version that makes extra tender pork chops.

Ingredients for Baked Pork and Rice Casserole

  • Boneless Pork Chops
  • Parboiled Wild Rice
  • Chicken Broth, reduced-sodium
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Lemon Juice
  • Minced Garlic
  • Dill
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper

How to Make Baked Pork Chops and Wild Rice Casserole Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly spray a 13″ x 9″ casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Rinse wild rice in water and drain. Add rice and chicken broth to the casserole dish.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the dill sauce ingredients. Pour all but 1/3 cup of the sauce into the rice mixture in the casserole dish and stir.
A glass casserole dish with 6 raw pork chops in a creamy sauce
  • Place pork chops on top of the rice in the casserole dish and sprinkle the tops with salt and pepper.
  • Tightly wrap the casserole dish with aluminum foil and bake in the oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes to 1 hour and 20 minutes or until pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Serve each pork chop with the remaining dill sauce.

​Substitutes

I found that using parboiled rice in this recipe matches the cooking time for baking 2″ thick boneless pork chops. Parboiled wild rice is partially cooked rice and will take less time to bake than uncooked rice.

White rice and instant rice take less time than pork chops to cook, and brown rice and whole-grain rice take longer.

However, one way around it is by parboiling the brown rice and whole-grain rice just like parboiling the wild rice.

Another option is using bone-in pork chops which take longer to bake.

A gray round plate with wild rice and a pork chop with creamy dill sauce

Sides to Serve with Delicious Pork Chops and Rice

  • 10-Minute Sautéed Broccolini and Garlic Sautéed broccolini with garlic is a delicious and simple dish that features the mild, slightly sweet flavor of broccolini complemented by the aromatic notes of garlic. It only takes 10 minutes to cook.
  • Air Fryer Carrots, Green Beans, Mushrooms, and Bacon Air fryer carrots, green beans, mushrooms, and bacon is a mouthwatering dish that combines the natural sweetness of sliced carrots with a satisfying crunch, vibrant green greens, tender sliced mushrooms with savory notes, and crispy bacon bits that add a salty contrast.
  • Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts Garlic-infused Brussels sprouts with a rich, savory flavor and a delightful aroma.
  • Homemade Green Bean Casserole Recipe with Bacon Homemade green bean casserole with bacon is a crowd-pleasing and comforting side dish often enjoyed during holidays and family gatherings. The dish showcases the freshness of green beans, the savory depth of bacon, and the creaminess of the sauce.
  • Sautéed Green Beans with Bacon and Mushrooms Sautéed green beans with bacon and mushrooms is a flavorful and savory dish that combines the natural freshness of green beans with the rich smokiness of bacon and the earthy depth of mushrooms.
Creamy dill sauce

Storage

Refrigeration

  1. Allow the pork chops and rice casserole to cool to room temperature before storing.
  2. Make sure to use an airtight container to maintain the quality of the food. The casserole can be refrigerated for up to 3-4 days.

Freezing

If you want to store the casserole for a longer period, freezing is a good option. Follow these steps:

  • Use a container or resealable plastic bag designed for freezing to prevent freezer burn.
  • Remove as much air as possible from the container or bag.
  • The casserole can be stored in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.
  • When you’re ready to thaw the frozen casserole, transfer it from the freezer to the refrigerator and allow it to thaw slowly. It’s easiest to place it in the refrigerator overnight the day before you plan to reheat it.

How to Reheat Pork and Rice

 Oven

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the leftover pork chops and rice in an oven-safe dish if it’s not already in one. Cover the dish with aluminum foil to prevent moisture loss and keep the casserole from drying out.
  3. Place the covered casserole dish in the preheated oven and heat for about 20-30 minutes.
A glass casserole dish with baked pork chops, wild rice, and creamy dill sauce

Microwave (for smaller portions)

  1. If your pork chops and rice casserole are in individual portions or a microwave-safe container, place them in a microwave-safe dish.
  2. Cover the dish with a microwave-safe lid or microwave-safe plastic wrap. Microwave on medium heat (50% power) for 2-3 minutes at a time, checking and stirring in between. The exact time will depend on your microwave’s power and the amount of casserole you’re reheating.

Regardless of the method you choose, be mindful of overcooking, as pork chops can become dry and tough if heated for too long.

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A glass casserole dish with baked pork chops, wild rice, and creamy dill sauce

Easy Baked Pork Chops and Rice Casserole Recipe

Tiffany
This is an easy recipe for baked pork chops and rice casserole with a creamy dill sauce. It's a flavorful and comforting dish that marries juicy pork chops, tender rice, and a creamy, herby sauce all cooked in one pan.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 341 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 – 2" Boneless Pork Chops
  • 1 ⅔ cups Parboiled Wild Rice
  • 2 ½ cups Chicken Broth reduced-sodium

Creamy Dill Sauce

  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Minced Garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Dill
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Black Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly spray a 13"x9" casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Rinse wild rice in water and drain. Add rice and chicken broth to the casserole dish.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the dill sauce ingredients. Pour all but 1/3 cup of the sauce into the casserole dish and stir.
  • Place the pork chops on top of the rice in the casserole dish and sprinkle the tops with salt and pepper.
  • Tightly wrap the casserole dish with aluminum foil and bake in the oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Serve each pork chop with the remaining dill sauce.

Notes

For more tips, see above the recipe card for all my advice on cooking Instant Pot pork chops and rice.
This recipe was made using the 6-quart Instant Pot. Cooking times may vary with different sizes and brands.

Nutrition

Calories: 341kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 24gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 541mgPotassium: 521mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 596IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mg

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