This is a culmination of spinoffs from several different recipes. They were so yummy, I had to write it down. It looks long, but that's mostly marinating time and cutting-up vegetables (which you can do while the meat is marinating and the rice is cooking), so you can easily do everything in about an hour or so. An impressive appetizer or wonderful light dinner. Even my anti-vegetable 6-year-old ate them! So after receiving my first review about not using marinades, I looked into the matter and have changed the recipe so that you discard the marinade and use fresh marinade when cooking the meat. Thanks to my reviewer...you learn something new every day!