Sweet and Sour Shrimp Recipe

Sweet and Sour Shrimp

Servings: 4


  • 1 (3 1/2-ounce) bag boil-in-bag rice
  • 8 ounces firm light tofu
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
  • 8 ounces peeled large shrimp
  • 1/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chile paste with garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 cup prechopped onion
  • 1/2 cup prechopped green bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground fresh ginger
  • 1 (8-ounce) can pineapple chunks in juice, drained


  1. Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; set aside.
  2. Place tofu between paper towels until barely moist; cut into 1/2-inch cubes. Combine tofu, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, and shrimp. Combine remaining cornstarch, broth, and next 4 ingredients (through chile paste); set aside.
  3. Heat sesame oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp mixture to pan; sauté 3 minutes. Place shrimp mixture in a bowl. Heat canola oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, ginger, and pineapple to pan; sauté 2 minutes. Add shrimp mixture; cook 1 minute. Add broth mixture to pan; cook 1 minute. Serve over rice.
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