A fuss-free sauce boosts this hearty dish to a higher level of taste. (Serves 4)
Smothered Pork Chops with Thyme
Wild rice medley*

Tossed green salad
Credit: Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

* Cook 1 (6.2-ounce) package fast-cooking recipe long-grain and wild rice (such as Uncle Ben's) according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Stir in 1/4 cup chopped green onions, 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, and 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme.