Plum Pork Kabobs With Mushrooms, Onions over Scallion Rice

“This is such an easy quick recipe. Season, skewer and grill - that is all you need to do. The rice cooks as you cook the pork, add a nice salad with a sesame vinaigrette for a great dinner. Now I like my own vinaigrette, but Kraft makes a good Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing I really like. Add to some bagged lettuce for a NO WORK dinner.”
8-12 skewers

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs pork tenderloin, cut in 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 16 -20 small cremini mushrooms
  • 16 -20 small white pearl onions (you can always use a bit bigger variety, cut in half if you prefer that)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Sauce
  • 12 cup plum sauce (I use a bottled plum sauce from the Asian aisle in almost any major grocery store, and in Asian Mark)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (light)
  • Rice
  • jasmine rice, you can use your favorite (cook according to directions)
  • chicken broth (I use chicken broth to cook the rice in versus water for more flavor)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil (light)
  • 4 scallions, fine chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, fine chopped


  1. Pork, Mushrooms and Onions -- Bring to room temp, or let it rest to take the chill off and cut into 1 1/2" cubes. Clean the mushrooms and peel the onions. You can leave them whole if small enough or you can cut them in half - either way. Toss into a large bowl with the olive oil, salt and pepper and coat well.
  2. Skewer -- Don't forget to soak your bamboo skewers in water for about 20-30 minutes so they do not burn, or you can also use metal skewers. I use 3-4 pieces of pork; 2-3 mushrooms and a couple of onions per skewer. Should make around 8-12 skewers, depending on the size of the skewer you are using.
  3. Sauce -- In a small bowl, microwave the sesame oil and plum sauce just for a few seconds to warm up which makes it easier to brush on.
  4. Rice -- Just cook in chicken broth if possible according to package directions, water will work just fine, but broth adds a little more flavor. Once done, toss in the sesame oil, scallions and cilantro.
  5. Grill -- Outside or inside, medium high heat, grill the skewers. I continually brush on some of the sauce as I grill the kabobs to make sure they are covered well. They take around 10-15 minutes until done, but the pork is still pink.
  6. Serve -- Serve 1-2 skewers per person over the rice and enjoy! It is a very simple, quick dinner with great flavor.

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