Caribbean Pork and Jasmine Rice

Add Thai cuisine in your family’s skillet dinner! Enjoy this savory dish made using veggies, rice and pineapple chunks flavored by Caribbean jerk seasoning.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
cup uncooked jasmine rice
1
pound pork tenderloin
1
small red onion, coarsely chopped
1
teaspoon Caribbean jerk seasoning
1
medium sweet potato, peeled, cut lengthwise in half, then cut crosswise into 1/8-inch slices
1/2
cup water
1
cup snow (Chinese) pea pods (4 ounces)
1
can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks in juice, drained and juice reserved
1/4
cup lime juice
2
tablespoons honey
2
teaspoons cornstarch

  • 1 Cook rice as directed on package.
  • 2 While rice is cooking, cut pork cross-wise into 1/8-inch slices. Spray 12-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add pork, onion and jerk seasoning; stir-fry 3 to 4 minutes or until pork is brown.
  • 3 Stir in sweet potato and water. Cover and cook over medium heat 5 minutes. Stir in pea pods and pineapple chunks. Cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 4 Mix reserved pineapple juice, lime juice, honey and cornstarch until smooth; stir into mixture in skillet. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Divide rice among bowls. Top with pork mixture.

Expert Tips

No jerk seasoning on hand? Make your own by mixing 1/4 teaspoon each of ground allspice, dried thyme leaves and salt, plus 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne).

Jasmine rice is an aromatic rice from Thailand that has a flavor and fragrance comparable to basmati rice from India. Aromatic rices contain a natural ingredient that is responsible for their nutty or perfumy aroma and taste.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
455
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
60mg
60%;
Total Carbohydrate
75g
75%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
),
Protein
30g
30%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
22%;
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 1 Fruit;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.