Caribbean Flank Steak with Coconut Rice


Have dinner island-style this evening with a tart and fruity marinated grilled flank steak and rich coconut rice.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 45 mins
6 servings


  • 1 (1 1/2-pound) beef flank steak

  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple


  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon Caribbean jerk seasoning

Coconut Rice:

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice

  • 3 tablespoons shredded coconut, toasted

  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup juice for Marinade; discard excess juice. Reserve crushed pineapple for Coconut Rice.

  2. Combine marinade ingredients and reserved pineapple juice in small bowl. Place beef steak and marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn steak to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 6 hours or as long as overnight, turning occasionally.

  3. Prepare Coconut Rice. Combine water and rice in medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 35 to 45 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove from heat. Stir in reserved pineapple, coconut, almonds and cilantro. Season with salt, as desired.

  4. Meanwhile, remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Place steak on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, uncovered, 17 to 21 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 16 to 21 minutes) for medium rare (145 degrees F) to medium (160 degrees F) doneness, turning occasionally. Season with salt, as desired.

  5. Carve steak across the grain into thin slices. Serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

303 Calories
12g Fat
33g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 303
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 260mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 7mg 36%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 346mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.