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Sweet and Sour Grilled Shrimp over Rice

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  • 35 min prep time
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  • 7 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Why do take-out when you can whip up quick-grilled shrimp, pineapple, and peppers brushed with an easy prepared sauce.

1
cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
2
cups water
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
medium green bell peppers, cut into 16 (1 1/2-inch) pieces
12
or 16 shelled deveined uncooked large shrimp (about 1/2 lb.), tails removed
1
(8-oz.) can pineapple chunks in light syrup, drained
1
cup purchased sweet-and-sour sauce

Steps

  • 1 Cook rice in water with salt as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat gas or charcoal grill. Thread bell pepper, shrimp and pineapple onto four 8 to 10-inch metal skewers.
  • 3 When grill is heated, place kabobs on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cover grill; cook 6 to 8 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, brushing frequently with sweet-and-sour sauce.
  • 4 To serve, place any remaining sauce in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High for about 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Remove bell pepper, shrimp and pineapple from skewers; serve over rice with warm sauce.

Expert Tips

Shrimp are an excellent source of low-fat protein. While shrimp are higher in cholesterol than some seafood, when balanced with other foods that are low in cholesterol they can be part of a heart healthy eating plan.

If entertaining, use an Asian short-grain rice. Serve fortune cookies and green tea sorbet for desserts.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe
Calories
345
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
5%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
1020mg
43%
Total Carbohydrate
65g
22%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Protein
14g
14%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
48%
48%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
22%
22%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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