Melt shortening in a large skillet over medium heat.
Sprinkle pork chops with 1 teaspoon salt and 1 /4 teaspoon pepper, and brown on both sides in oil . Drain chops on paper towels, and pour off remaining grease in skillet.
Return pork chops to skillet. Place 1 tablespoon rice and 1 slice tomato, onion, and green pepper on each. Cover layers with tomato juice and water. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cover and bring to a boil . Reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes. Transfer chops to a serving platter, and serve immediately.