Hawaiian Kabobs are such an amazing yet simple dish. They are filled with fresh island flavours coming together in a glorious Hawaiian Pineapple marinade and a rainbow of perfectly cooked vegetables and spiced rice and beans. This dish is a delicious way to welcome BBQ season!
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Cook the rice: In the sink, place the brown rice in a strainer and rinse it well. In a pot, add the brown rice, water (1 1/3 cup, 2 2/3 cup, 4 cup), salt (1/8 tsp, 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp) and stir. Bring to a boil on high heat. Reduce the heat to medium/low, cover and cook for about 25 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender. Remove the pot from the heat and set aside. When the rice is cooked, add the hawaiian pineapple marinade (3 tbsp, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup) and lightly fluff the rice with a fork to ensure the sauce is combined.
Note: If you are using wooden skewers, soak them in water at least 10 minutes.
Prepare the vegetables: Wash and rinse all produce. While the rice is cooking, slice the zucchini in 1 cm slices, dice the red onion in half and then each halves into 6. Dice the bell pepper in 4 cm dices and cut the mushroom in quarters. Cut the tofu in 1 inch cubes.
Assemble the kabobs: Turn on the BBQ to 400F. Assemble the skewer, alternating the vegetables and the tofu. Lightly brush the kabobs with oil (1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1 1/2 tsp).
Note: If you don’t have a BBQ, you can bake the kabobs in the oven at 400F for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked but still crunchy.
Cook the kabobs: Place the kabobs on the BBQ and cook about 5 minutes on each side. Brush the kabobs with the hawaiian pineapple marinade 3-4 times while they are cooking.
Serve: On individual plates, serve the kabobs with the spiced rice.
Recommended Wine Pairing
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Price (SLGA): $12.78
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Dr. Craig Herrington, Naturopath
Bell peppers are high in phenolics and vitamin C which can help prevent cholesterol oxidation (damage).
Red peppers contain the highest amounts of vitamin C.
Cooking with Kids
Beyond Baby Nutrition
Lacey Engel, Registered Dietitian
Cooking for kids?
Dips and sauces can be a fun way to customize a meal to your little one’s taste preferences. Think sweet, spicy, savoury, or salty.
Making this recipe with kids?
Ask the child to help by completing step 3:
- Assemble the kabobs
Note: We cannot guarantee any dish is allergen free.