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Paleo Pineapple Fried Rice with Grilled Pineapple Pork (Whole30)

Celebrate summer with this Whole30 and Paleo Pineapple Fried Rice, served with perfectly juicy and flavorful grilled pineapple pork tenderloin.

Paleo Pineapple Fried Rice with Grilled Pineapple Pork Tenderloin

The weather sure has been warming up and I’ve been firing up my grill more and more, and I’ve been absolutely loving it. If you couldn’t tell, I’m a huge fan of the grill because I think it makes food look and taste better with its char marks and subtle smokiness, and you can see some of my favorite grill recipes here.

I’ve recently been seeing pineapples coming out at the market, which makes me so happy. They are one of my favorite fruits because they are so dang refreshing, while tasting perfectly sweet and tart. Plus, they remind me of summer, which is always a good thing for me.

Today’s recipe is a celebration of welcoming the warmer months, using the grill to cook the pork tenderloin to a perfectly juicy finish, and incorporating pineapples into this paleo pineapple fried rice to infuse the sweet and savory flavors together. I don’t know about you, but the combo of pineapples and pork is a match made in heaven.

Paleo Pineapple Fried Rice with Grilled Pineapple Pork Tenderloin Paleo Pineapple Fried Rice with Grilled Pineapple Pork Tenderloin

The pineapple adds a delicious flavor and sweetness without overpowering the flavors in this paleo pineapple fried rice, and it goes so well with the spices like coconut aminos and tumeric. I usually don’t like dishes that are too sweet, but this tasted perfectly balanced and I ended up eating way more than I intended.

Of course, the main star of the dish is the pork tenderloin. I’ve never grilled pork tenderloin before this, but you bet that’ll be the only way I cook it from now on because it turned out fantastic! It formed a beautiful golden crust on the outside, while being super moist inside. The marinade gives it an amazing flavor and my husband kept saying I have to make it again soon.

If you own a grill, I couldn’t suggest this recipe enough! But even if you don’t, you can always use the broiler to cook up this easy and delicious dish that everyone will go crazy for.

Paleo Pineapple Fried Rice with Grilled Pineapple Pork TenderloinPaleo Pineapple Fried Rice with Grilled Pineapple Pork Tenderloin

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Paleo Pineapple Fried Rice with Grilled Pineapple Pork

Celebrate summer with this Whole30 and Paleo Pineapple Fried Rice, served with perfectly juicy and flavorful grilled pineapple pork tenderloin.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 458kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

Pineapple Grilled Pork

  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • 6 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 5 garlic cloves peeled
  • 1 inch fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 lb pork tenderloin

Pineapple Fried Rice

  • 1 large cauliflower or 5 cups of pre-riced cauliflwoer
  • 4 tsp coconut oil divided
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • 1/2 medium red onion chopped
  • 1 medium carrot diced
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 inch fresh ginger minced
  • 2 tsp sea salt divided
  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • Optional: Chopped cilantro for garnish

Instructions

Pineapple Grilled Pork

  • Combine pineapple, coconut aminos, garlic, ginger, dijon mustard, and sea salt in a food processor, and blend until smooth and creamy. 
  • Add the pork to a large resealable bag, then pour in the marinade. 
  • Marinate in the refrigerator for 4 hours to overnight. 
  • Remove the pork from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature while you prepare the grill. Discard the marinade.
  • Preheat the grill to high.
  • Place the pork tenderloin over direct heat and close the lid. Grill for one minute. 
  • Repeat for the 3 remaining sides of the pork.
  • Move the pork to indirect heat and grill for 4 minutes with the lid closed. 
  • Flip and repeat, until the internal temperature of the pork reaches 140 degrees F.
  • Remove from the grill and let it rest for 10 minutes. Make the Pineapple Fried Rice while the pork rests.

Pineapple Fried Rice

  • If using a whole cauliflower, remove the leaves off the cauliflower and cut off the florets from the roots.
  • Use a cheese grater or a food processor with a grater attachment, and grate the cauliflower into the size of rice. Set aside. 
  • Heat 1 tsp of coconut oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. 
  • Add the eggs and cook stirring for 1 minutes, until the eggs are set and scrambled. Transfer to a dish and set aside
  • Heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil in the same skillet. 
  • Add onion, carrot, red bell pepper, garlic, ginger, and 1 tsp sea salt.
  • Cook stirring for 4-5 minutes until the onion is softened.
  • Add cauliflower rice, pineapple, coconut aminos, turmeric, and 1 tsp sea salt.
  • Stir together to coat, then close the lid. Lower the heat to medium low and let it cook for 5 minutes.
  • Uncover, add scrambled eggs and green onions, and stir.
  • Remove from heat and plate. Cut the pork into thin slices and add to the pineapple fried rice. 
  • If using, garnish with cilantro before serving. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 2648mg | Potassium: 1092mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 76.6% | Vitamin C: 100.3% | Calcium: 9.4% | Iron: 16.6%

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Slow Cooker Paleo Wonton Meatball Stew

Cozy up with this Slow Cooker Paleo Wonton Meatball Stew. It’s so comforting and flavorful with all the Asian flavors mixed in!

Slow Cooker Paleo Wonton Meatball Stew

Isn’t it crazy how your standards change depending on what you get used to? Winter is finally here in Southern California which means that the low is in the 40s and the high is in the 60s. And guys? I’ve been freezing. I’ve lived in NYC for 10 plus years and grew up in New Jersey before that, and I can’t handle this cold that’s not even cold to most people in the country. Help, I’m weak. I guess that’s why I moved out here.

So, needless to say, it’s been a lot of soups, stews, and comforting meals around here. This Slow Cooker Paleo Wonton Meatball Stew is one of the things that have been warming us up on these chilly nights. It’s a yummy recipe made in the slow cooker and I love how all the flavors meld together during the low and slow cooking process. Best of all, it couldn’t be easier to make with this set-it-and-forget-it method.

Slow Cooker Paleo Wonton Meatball StewSlow Cooker Paleo Wonton Meatball Stew

The wonton meatballs are made with ground pork, and packed with delicious ingredients like cabbage, mushrooms, green onions, garlic, and ginger. They are cooked with onion, carrots, potatoes, and bok choy in a stew base flavored with coconut aminos (or tamari) and fish sauce. It’s a healthy stew that’s packed with all kinds of veggies and flavors, and it’s great for leftovers as well. I think I may double up the recipe the next time I make it because we only had enough for 2 meals for the two of us and we could have definitely enjoyed it several more times!

I guest posted this Slow Cooker Paleo Wonton Meatball Stew recipe on SoFabFood, so go check it out and let me know what you think!:

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE!

Slow Cooker Paleo Wonton Meatball Stew

Paleo Instant Pot Ribs with White Barbecue Sauce (Whole30, Keto)

These Whole30-friendly and Paleo Instant Pot Ribs served with tangy and creamy white barbecue sauce is the perfect, hearty meal any time of the year!

White Barbecue Sauce Paleo Instant Pot Ribs

While I have several rib recipes on this blog, this is the first time I attempted to make it in the Instant Pot, and the result is a fall-off-the-bone meal in 30 minutes! But the sauce… that’s what really makes this recipe shine.

White Barbecue Sauce

I never actually knew about white barbecue sauce until I graduated from college and went to a bbq joint with a friend in New York City. I was intrigued when I saw it on the menu, so decided to try it out, and it was tangy, creamy, a little spicy, and so so delicious.

Ever since then, I basically forgot about it because it’s not a common menu item, and back then, I didn’t try to recreate every delicious restaurant meal at home like I do today. However, when I was making ribs recently, something made me think of that barbecue sauce and I was determined to make a paleo version of it and it turned out even better than I expected.

White Barbecue Sauce Paleo Instant Pot RibsWhite Barbecue Sauce Paleo Instant Pot Ribs

If you’ve never had white barbecue sauce and feel weirded out by it, you really need to try it out before judging. I loved it so much that I just might favor it over regular barbecue sauce. I actually had leftovers of the sauce and have been putting it on my stir fry, veggies, and salads.

Paleo Instant Pot Ribs Recipe

I was surprised at how quickly these Paleo Instant Pot Ribs came together, and how tasty they were. And I loved that I could use the Instant Pot because there’s been a heat wave in Southern California recently so I didn’t have to leave the oven on for hours, which is how I’ve been making my other ribs like this one. This much shorter cook time still yielded tender and crispy ribs that my husband and I couldn’t stop eating, so I hope you try out this recipe!

White Barbecue Sauce Paleo Instant Pot Ribs

White Barbecue Sauce Paleo Instant Pot Ribs
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White Barbecue Sauce Paleo Instant Pot Ribs

These Whole30-friendly and Paleo Instant Pot Ribs served with tangy and creamy white barbecue sauce is the perfect, hearty meal any time of the year!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 766kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

Ribs

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 4 lb rack of pork spare ribs
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

White Barbecue Sauce

Instructions

  • Place the steam rack on the bottom of the Instant Pot and pour water and apple cider vinegar on top.
  • Pat the ribs dry. Sprinkle garlic, onion, salt, and pepper evenly on the ribs.
  • Place the ribs vertically in the Instant Pot on top of the steam rack, so they are standing on their side and coiling around the inside of the pot.
  • Close the lid and make sure that the pressure valve is set to "sealing."
  • Set to cook on Manual for 25 minutes under high pressure, let it naturally come to pressure for 10-15 minutes.
  • In the meantime, Pour coconut milk into a saucepan and heat over medium high heat. Once it start boiling, turn heat to low and let simmer for about 10-15 minutes until it's thick and you can see the milk solids separating from the oil.
  • Take off heat and add the rest of the ingredients for the White Barbecue Sauce to the saucepan, then whisk until smooth.
  • Preheat oven to broil.
  • Remove the ribs from the Instant Pot and place on a baking sheet so they curve down
  • Brush the ribs with the White Barbecue Sauce.
  • Broil for 3-5 minutes until the ribs form a dark, bubbly crust, keeping a close eye on it.
  • Remove from oven and cut into sections. Serve with more White Barbecue Sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 766kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 66g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 181mg | Sodium: 526mg | Potassium: 709mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 4.2% | Calcium: 4.8% | Iron: 17.1%

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