Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Baked Pork Chop with Rice ( 焗豬扒飯 )




This is a dish that is good enough not just for adults only to eat but it's kids friendly too. Regarded as one classic and popular dish that can be found in many HK's style cafe, this tasty dish is made up of few portions that is fried rice at the bottom, then on top of that comes pieces of fried pork cutlet, covered with some tangy tomato ketchup and lastly a layer of melted cheese at the top. The next time when i cook this, i am going to bake the dish a little bit longer so that the cheese gets really golden and perhaps more cheese. Apart from that, i am pretty happy with the taste



I would like to say thank you to all who have participated in our Bake Along Chinese New Year Cookies Event, thanks for your support , i hope to drop by your blogs and the rest in the next few days after i get myself more organised with all the Chinese New Year preparation. Hopefully we can get some inspiration from one another cos i know some of you are still baking. So here i would like to wish all of you who are celebrating CNY,  have a wonderful Chinese New Year celebration, May the Year of the Horse bring us all good health and prosperity, a cheerful year and Gong Xi Fa Cai!


Recipe ( from The Missing Lokness ) with some changes made
Ingredients
3 bowls of cooked rice
2 pieces of pork chop, pork cutlet
1 medium sized onion, cut into wedges
1 tomato, cut into widges
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3 tbsps plain flour
1 cup of shredded mozarella cheese
salt and pepper for seasoning the meat
oil for frying

Sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup of anchovies stock ( or chicken stock )
1tbsp sugar, or to taste
1tbsp soy sauce , or to taste
1tbsp Worcheshire sauce

Method:
1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
2. Pat dry the pork chops and season with salt and pepper, leave for 30 mins.
3. In a large pan, heta up 1 tbsp of oil and pour in 1/2 of the beaten egg. Scramble the eggs until almost cook through, add the rice and stir fry with a spatula. Add in 2 tbsps of beaten egg into the rice , season with some salt. Transfer the rice into a baking dish.
4. In 2 plates, place flour and the balance of the beaten eggs separately. Pour enough oil into a large frying pan . Dip the pork chop into the beaten egg and then into the flour and fry the pork chop till they are cook through. Drain with paper towels. Cut them into strips and place them onto the baking dish on top of the fried rice
5. Lastly, heat up some oil in the pan and cook the onions till they are slightly softened.. Add the tomatoes and , stir and cook till they are softened. Pour in the sauce and let cook for about 2 minutes. Taste and see if more sugar and soy sauce are needed. .
6. Remove from heat and pour the sauce over the pork chop and fried rice. Scatter with shredded cheese and bake in a preheated oven at 220C for about 15 mins or until cheese is golden brown. ( I  baked them for around 8 minutes till the cheese has all melted. )


I am submitting this post to Asian Food Fest ( Hong Kong and Macau ) Jan/Feb 2014 hosted by Annie of Annielicious Food


Also linking this post to Little Thumbs Up organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY and hosted by Alice of ILove ICook IBake with the theme " Cheese"

48 comments:

  1. Thanks! I was looking for such a recipe for such a long time. Do you think I could replace the Mozarella with Cheddar cheese?

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    1. yes, you can or even a combined of both :)

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  2. What a delicious meal! Happy Chinese New Year!

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  3. 流口水了,Lena. Such a comforting and yummy pork chop rice!
    I wish you and yours a wonderful Chinese New Year with Happiness and Good Luck!
    Angie

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  4. Hi Lena , my mouth is watering , what a yummy dish . Happy New Year dear Lena :)

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  5. Wow, this looks so appetizing, in fact nicer than some found in the char chan theng here :) Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai!!!

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  6. Looks wonderfully delicious meal. Lena, Happy New Year to you and to your family. Gong Xi, Gong xi....have a wonderful Horsey year ahead.

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  7. This looks great! It's my favourite dish to order at HK style cafes, next to Portuguese baked rice :)

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  8. Ok I'm gonna pick up the phone nx order a delivery for something similar to this now.... U spur my hunger spells all the time

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  9. Hi Lena!
    What a tasty looking dish. Layers of goodness. It kinda reminds me of lasagna, lol...

    I too wish you and yours a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! Enjoy the festivities, Lena...

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  10. How nice to have a pork chop recipe that is kid-friendly. My youngest complains every time I make them.

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  11. I love fried rice and this baked version is just delicious! as I don't eat pork I have to do with chicken.

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  12. Lena, your are tempting me with rice! Wish you and family Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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  13. 流口水了Happy Chinese New Year, Lena! I love the pork chops with the rice and all the ooey-gooey mozzarella cheese on it with the tomatoes...a must make! Happy celebration, my friend! xoxo

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  14. This is beautiful Lena and I have a feeling that it tastes as wonderful as it looks!

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  15. Lena, I think I'll love this rice dish. Can prepare everything earlier then bake it before serving time, hehehe! Gong Xi, Gong Xi.

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  16. Happy CNY for my dearest lena...moga perayaan pada kali ini membawa seribu kebaikan, kemakmuran dan kekayaan kpd lena dan sekeluarga ya!

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  17. Wishing you a Happy CNY and Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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  18. Comida deliciosa luce espectacular ...tengas una gran celebraciòn,hugs,hugs.

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  19. Happy Year of the Horse to you, Lena! :-)

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  20. This sounds so good, it would make the perfect dinner!

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  21. Hi Lena, Happy Chinese new year to you. Wishing you all the best in the horse year.
    You pork chop rice look inviting.

    Best regards.

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  22. you have no idea how incredible this looks! really it looks so darn good I am licking the screen! I am amazed I have never done this before and wracking my brain right now to see when I can do it this week sometime

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  23. Hi Lena, yummy pork chop rice! Gong Xi Fa Chai to you! May you gallop into a prosperous year too!!!

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  24. Gong Xi Fa Chai & Happy Chinese New Year!

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  25. Hi Lena,

    Your delicious cheesy baked rice has reminded me that I need to submit a few of my future posts to AFF too!!!

    Gong Xi Fa Chai to you and your family! Best of luck for this horsey year!

    Zoe

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  26. Looks delicious this rice dish...I like the idea of the melting cheese...yum!
    Happy Chinese New Year to you too Lena :D

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  27. Lena, the sound of it already make my air liur meleleh.. So sedap n wonderful meal to feed the family with.

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  28. Lena, I'm going to try this out on weekend :D

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  29. Happy lunar New Year! What a yummy looking dish!

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  30. The most vibrant and colorful baked pork chop with rice I have seen! Delicious for sure :)

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  31. So very colourful. Brilliant choice for the Lunar New Year. :)

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  32. Hi Lena,
    Delicious meal! My kids love cheesebaked rice and would usually order it when we eat at HK restaurants!
    Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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  33. Happy New Year! Thank you so much for the link back! I just had this in Hong Kong two days ago. I am already missing those flavors. I think I will have to make this very soon.

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  34. Lena , this is one of my fave though haven't tried making it yet :P It sure looks delish and I'm sure way better than the one I had last time :D Wonderful photos , by the way !

    May the Year of the Horse bring you good health , joy and prosperity ! Kung Hei Fat Choi !!!!!

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  35. Hi Lena,

    Thank you so much for all your kind words. I hope you are enjoying the holiday to the fullest. Relax, enjoy your family and friends. We miss you:)

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  36. Hi Lena, seeing this dish reminds me I haven't been to Kim Gary for a while - that's where we go for our fix of HK food hahaha. btw, Happy CNY :)

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  37. Hi, Lena. I believe your pork chop rice is tasty than any of those selling out there.

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  38. Awesome post .i hope everybody will like your post

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  39. Hi Lena,
    Happy New Year to you & Family, I should have send my greetings earlier but I was too busy & forgot, sorry. Hope you & family had a very Blessed Chinese New Year !

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  40. Que rico se ve lindo color me encanta la comida china,abrazos.

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  41. HI Lena , Gong Hey Fatt Choy ! This is my favorite but have not cook this before . Looks so good & yummy! Will try to make it soon . ;)

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  42. Hi Lena!
    You can send some heat our way anytime you like. I'm sending nice fresh new snow your way. It's snowing...again! "See" you soon:)

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  43. Lena...looking at that makes me feel like its lunch time now..*stomach growling* my hub and nat love pork chops..perhaps this dish might be a hit for them.. let me try it out and let u know if it was their fav..hehehe..tks for sharing:-)

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  44. this is one of my favourite dish to order whenever I go to Hong Kong restaurant, Lena. Yum yum....

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