Pound the chops a bit to tenderize; season liberally with salt and pepper. Coat in the flour, egg and breadcrumbs combined with the cheese, herbs and lemon zest. Shallow fry in EVOO over medium to medium-high heat until deeply golden brown and cooked through. Keep warm in a low oven on a baking rack set on a baking sheet.
Meanwhile, melt the butter in a saucepot; add the pasta and toast to deeply golden. Add the rice, stir in the stock and bring to boil. Reduce the heat to low; cover and cook for 15 minutes. Add the vegetables, stir, season with salt and pepper and cook for 3 minutes more. Fluff with a fork and serve alongside the chops and lemon wedges.