Pacific Pork Kebabs with Pineapple Rice

One can of pineapple is used two ways in this recipe. Some of the juice pairs with honey to glaze the pork tenderloin, and the chopped chunks are stirred into white rice.

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  • Servings: 4
Pacific Pork Kebabs with Pineapple Rice

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2007

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus more for grates
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks in juice, drained and coarsely chopped (juice reserved)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound), cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 medium red bell peppers, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger (from a peeled 1/2-inch piece)
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges, for serving

Directions

  1. Heat grill to medium; lightly oil grates. Cook rice according to package instructions. Set aside.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk honey and 2 tablespoons pineapple juice; season with salt and pepper.

  3. Alternately thread pork and bell peppers onto skewers; season with salt and pepper. Grill, brushing occasionally with honey mixture, until pork is cooked through and peppers begin to char, 10 to 15 minutes.

  4. To rice, add pineapple chunks, scallions, ginger, and oil. Season with salt and pepper, and fluff with a fork. Serve kebabs with rice and lime wedges.

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