Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Black Rice

  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 35 min


1 cup black rice

1 red onion, cut into 1/2-inch-thick rounds

1 pork tenderloin (about 1 pound)

2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for the grill

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1/2 cup plum sauce

2 tablespoons rice vinegar

2 teaspoons chili sesame oil

1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger

1 pound baby bok choy (6 to 8 pieces), outer leaves removed, halved lengthwise

Sliced scallions, for topping


  1. Preheat a grill to medium high. Cook the rice as the label directs; set aside. Meanwhile, brush the red onion and pork with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil; season with salt and pepper. Mix the plum sauce, 1 tablespoon vinegar, 1 teaspoon chili sesame oil and the ginger in a small bowl; remove half the sauce to a separate bowl and set aside.
  2. Oil the grill grates. Grill the red onion and pork, covered and turning occasionally, until the onion is tender, about 10 minutes; remove the onion to a plate. Brush the pork with the plum sauce mixture and continue grilling, covered, until a thermometer inserted into the middle registers 140 degrees F to 145 degrees F, 5 to 10 more minutes. Let rest 5 minutes, then slice.
  3. Meanwhile, put the bok choy in a large microwave-safe bowl, cover and microwave until crisp-tender, 2 to 4 minutes. Drain and toss with the remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil; season with salt and pepper. Grill, turning, until charred, 2 to 3 minutes. Roughly chop the bok choy and onion.
  4. Fluff the rice; divide among plates. Top with the vegetables and serve with the pork. Stir the remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar and 1 teaspoon chili sesame oil into the reserved sauce. Spoon over the meat and vegetables; top with sliced scallions.

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Karen F.

I made this for 2 of us with black rice that i had in the pantry. It was good and there was a good kick from the chili sesame oil (I found at whole foods - $8.99 for a small bottle). Easy recipe but the pork was a little overdone but onion and bok choy were good! I didn't like the rice very much, it was a little mushy.

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