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Jimmy Stewart's Pork Chops Supreme

Updated: May 9, 2022

From: "What Actors Eat—When They Eat" Kenneth Harlan and Rex Lease, 1939


“A good cook is one of the necessities of life. Being a bachelor in Hollywood. I soon tired of restaurant cooking and together with my friend, John Swope, set out to find the finest cook obtainable. Eventually, we found her. She has been with us ever since. It's quite difficult to single out one of her countless recipes and state that this one dish is better than all the rest. If I have a favorite, however, it is a certain way she has of serving pork chops.”

PORK CHOPS SUPREME she calls it, and that name is as good as any other.

With Grace Kelly, Rear Window, 1954


The recipe.

James Stewart's


Here's how it's done:

Boil one cup of rice. Place to one side and brown four pork chops on either side. Remove the chops and add to the grease in the pan one cup of chopped celery and one diced onion. Brown this mixture then return the pork chops to the pan. Place a mound of the cooked rice on each chop and over this sprinkle the browned celery and onion. Cover the entire mixture with a large can of puree tomato and bake in a moderate oven 350 degrees for one hour.

1 cup rice

4 pork chops

1 cup celery (chopped)

1 onion (diced)

1 can tomato puree


Here's a similar recipe for a pork chop and rice casserole that might be a nice alternative to Jimmy's. No offense to Jimmy.

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