Orange-Teriyaki Beef Kabobs with Lemon Rice Pilaf

Orange-Teriyaki Beef Kabobs with Lemon Rice Pilaf
Staff Writer
Florida Department of Citrus

Orange juice gives a fresh dimension to this classic teriyaki sauce, creating a mix of flavors that make these beef kabobs a delicious twist on the traditional.  

10
Servings
579
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups teriyaki sauce
  • 1 Cup orange juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 green zucchini
  • 1 yellow zucchini
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 Pounds beef cubes
  • 2 Cups brown rice
  • 1 Cup chopped parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

In a medium saucepan, combine the teriyaki sauce, orange juice, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil.  Simmer this over medium heat until the liquid is reduced to approximately 2 cups. Remove the pan from the heat and let cool.

Cut the green zucchini, yellow zucchini, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, and red onion into 1-inch cubes. Place the cubes in a zipper-seal plastic bag. Into this bag, add 1/2 of the teriyaki sauce mixture. Seal the bag tightly and shake it to coat the vegetables with the sauce. Place the beef in a separate zipper-seal plastic bag. Add the remaining 1/2 of the teriyaki sauce mixture and seal tightly. Shake the bag to coat the beef. Marinate the vegetables and beef in the refrigerator for 25 minutes. Soak 20 bamboo skewers in enough water to cover them for at least 10 minutes before using them.

While the vegetables and beef are marinating, cook the rice according to the package directions. Remove the rice from the heat, and stir in the parsley, olive oil, and lemon juice. Season it with salt and pepper to taste. Keep it warm and reserve.  

Remove vegetables from marinade, then discard this marinade. Thread the vegetables onto 10 of the skewers. Remove the beef from the marinade, then discard this marinade. Thread beef on 10 skewers. Grill skewers over medium heat until they are done. Serve the kabobs immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
33g
47%
Sugar
9g
10%
Saturated Fat
15g
63%
Cholesterol
199mg
66%
Carbohydrate, by difference
45g
35%
Protein
24g
52%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
7mg
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
459mg
46%
Choline, total
25mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
29µg
7%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
93mg
29%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
8mg
57%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
522mg
75%
Selenium, Se
34µg
62%
Sodium, Na
861mg
57%
Water
109g
4%
Zinc, Zn
6mg
75%

Orange Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Orange Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.