Spanish Style Chops and Rice for 2

1 1/2 tsp. Olive or vegetable oil
2             Pork Chops, 3/4″ thick
1/4 cup    Chopped onion
1 cup       Tomato juice
1/4 tsp.    Chili powder
1/2 cup    Long grain rice (uncooked)
1/4 cup    Chopped green pepper
1/2 cup    Water
1 clove     Garlic, crushed
1/8 tsp.    Black pepper
1/4 tsp.    Salt

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Combine oil, chili powder and garlic.  Rub chops on both sides with spiced oil mixture; let stand for 15 minutes.  In a greased 4-cup baking dish, combine rice, celery, green pepper, onion, salt and pepper.  Stir to mix all.  Arrange chops on top of rice mixture.  Mix tomato juice and water.  Pour over all.  Cover and bake for 1 hour.

Yield:  2 servings  (For more servings, multiply ingredients accordingly.  Baking time and temperature remains the same.)

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