Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Caribbean Rice

I just grilled out for the first time ever and I am so proud of myself!! We had a charcoal grill left at the house we moved into and I have been excited to use it ever since! I have made the Caribbean rice before and it is amazing, it literally tastes like Jamaica, I honestly have never had rice with this much flavor!

I bought pre-marinated Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin, and I highly suggest you buy this brand of rice for your Caribbean rice! I know it says Spanish, but adding the coconut milk and raisins gives it that Caribbean taste!

Get your grill ready by stacking up the charcoal in a pyramid. Leave the grill open while it’s heating up, the more air you have the hotter the charcoal gets and the faster it will be ready! Once all of the charcoals look gray with red embers underneath, flatten the pyramid to a flat level. Take your pork tenderloin and place it in the middle of the grill rack. Close the lid.

While your tenderloin is grilling, start your rice! Combine the coconut milk, chicken broth, raisins, and jerk seasoning, cover and bring to a boil. Stir in the rice, cover and reduce to low, cook for 22-25 minutes (make sure to keep the lid on the whole time!!)

While your rice is cooking, now is a good time to check your pork! I turned mine over after 10 minutes in the grill. It should look dark brown and pretty much amazing! Cook for another 10 minutes.

Back to the rice, after the lid has been on and cooking for 22-25 minutes, stir in the peas, cover and cook another 4-5 minutes or until the peas are heated through. Fluff the rice with a fork and serve!!

Your pork should be ready after grilling for 20-30 minutes. If you have a meat thermometer, insert into the thickest part of the pork, the temp should read 145º F.  Take a look at this beauty!

It was perfectly grilled, juicy and tender! The rice was perfect with the teriyaki pork!  I hope you enjoy this dish and picture yourself in the Caribbean!

What you’ll need:
Teriyaki marinated pork tenderloin
1 (13.5 oz) can coconut milk

1 1/2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup raisins
1 1/2 tsp jerk seasoning
1 (10 oz) package of yellow rice mix (I suggest the one pictured above!!) 
1 cup frozen sweet green peas

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