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Pineapple Steak Bowl , Terra's Kitchen
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5 from 16 votes

The Big Island Steak Bowl

Take a trip to the islands with this easy to make and oh so delicious Big Island Steak Bowl. Wouldn't this make a delicious weeknight dinner for your family?
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 754kcal


  • 1 lime
  • 10 ounces skirt steak
  • 20 ounces pineapple spears
  • 1 ounce sliced scallions
  • 5 ounces Jasmine rice
  • 1 teaspoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • sea salt and black pepper as needed


  • Preheat oven to broil
  • In a small bowl combine half the soy sauce, half the brown sugar, ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon black pepper. Rub mixture over steak and set aside until needed.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside
  • Zest half the lime and cut in half.
  • In a small saucepan over high heat, bring 1/1/4 cups water and ¼ teaspoon salt to a boil. Stir in rice and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Turn off heat and let sit, covered for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and gently stir in sesame oil, lime zest, the juice from half of a lime and all but 1 tablespoon of the scallions.
  • While cooking rice, place pineapple spears in a single layer on the foil-lined baking sheet and brush tops with 1 teaspoon oil. Lightly sprinkle spears with salt. Broil until charred in places (about 15 minutes)
  • Remove pineapple from oven and sprinkle with the remaining brown sugar and red pepper flakes to taste.
  • Rub a grill pan (or grill outdoors) with 1 teaspoon cooking oil and place over high heat. When the grill pan starts to smoke, add steaks and cook to medium-rare (or your preference), turning once. Cook each side 3-4 minutes or as needed to the desired temperature. Remove to a plate and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice steaks against the grain.

To Serve

  • Divide rice between two bowls. Top with sliced steak and pineapple spears. Squeeze remaining lime over ingredients and garnish with scallions and crushed red pepper if you'd like a little more heat.


Calories: 754kcal | Carbohydrates: 105g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 276mg | Potassium: 878mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 148mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 4mg