Orange-Teriyaki Beef Kabobs with Lemon Rice Pilaf

Staff Writer
Orange-Teriyaki Beef Kabobs with Lemon Rice Pilaf
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.  

Ready in
1 h
10
Servings
371
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.

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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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
14%
Sugar
13g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
57mg
19%
Protein
27g
55%
Carbs
46g
15%
Vitamin A
55µg
6%
Vitamin B12
2µg
34%
Vitamin B6
0.9mg
46.8%
Vitamin C
56mg
94%
Vitamin E
0.9mg
4.6%
Vitamin K
106µg
100%
Calcium
68mg
7%
Fiber
3g
12%
Folate (food)
51µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
51µg
13%
Iron
4mg
24%
Magnesium
128mg
32%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
7mg
37%
Phosphorus
421mg
60%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
844mg
24%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
16.6%
Sodium
2290mg
95%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
21%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
6mg
40%

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