Orange Spiced Pork Chops
|Pork loin chops||4 (Each About 1/2 Inch Thick)|
|Onion||1 Small, thinly sliced|
|Grated orange peel||1 Tablespoon|
|Orange juice||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Red wine||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Medium)|
|Packed brown sugar||2 Tablespoon|
|Ground cloves||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Garlic clove||1 Small, finely chopped|
|Orange||1 Small, thinly sliced|
|Cold water||1 Tablespoon|
1. Arrange pork chops, meaty parts to outside edges, in square dish, 8 x 8 x 2 inches. Arrange onion slices on pork.
2. Mix orange peel, orange juice, wine, brown sugar, cloves and garlic; pour over pork. Cover tightly and microwave on medium (50%) 10 minutes, rotating dish 1/4 turn after 5 minutes. Arrange orange slices on pork; rotating dish 1/2 turn. Cover and microwave 12 to 15 minutes, rotating dish 1/4 turn every 5 minutes, until pork is done (170° on meat thermometer).
3. Remove pork to serving platter; keep warm. Pour 1 cup of liquid from dish into 2-cup measure. Mix cornstarch and water; stir into liquid. Cover loosely and microwave on high 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture thickens and boils. Serve pork with sauce on mixture of white and wild rice if desired. Spoon sauce over pork.