Okay…  It wasn’t the real San Francisco Treat® Rice-A-Roni®.  It was a Faux Roni.  I’m the only San Francisco treat in our house.

And while the Faux Roni was good, the real stars of the show were the pork chop.  They were real goodies!

For the stuffing, I sauteed a shallot in a drizzle of olive oil.  Next went a couple of chopped mushrooms.  When they were browned, I added a splash of red wine – literally a splash – and then a few handfuls of arugula. After it all cooked down, I pulled it off the heat and added a handful of grated parmesan cheese.

I slit 2 one-inch-thick pork chops and made pockets.  Into the pockets went the stuffing.  They went into the oven at 350° for 20 minutes.

It was a great combination.

I added a bit of pepper to the filling but didn’t need any salt.  I also stuffed them more than I really needed to, but it was worth it.  It really went well with the chop.

For the Fax Roni I sauteed a half-cup of orzo and a half-cup of rice in a bit of butter.  I added a bit of garlic powder, salt & Pepper, and then about a cup and a half of chicken broth, brought it to a boil, and then simmered it for about 20 minutes.

Just like mama used to make.