Sweet and Sour Tofu

Asian dinner ready in 25 minutes! Enjoy sweet and sour tofu cooked in skillet with vegetables and served with rice.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

2
cups instant white rice
2
cups water
1/2
(10.5-oz.) pkg. firm lite tofu*
1
teaspoon cornstarch
1
medium green bell pepper, cut into squares
1/2
large onion, cut into 8 wedges
1
(8-oz.) can pineapple chunks in unsweetened juice, undrained
1
(9-oz.) jar sweet and sour sauce

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Cook rice in water as directed on package, omitting margarine and salt.
  • 2 Meanwhile, cut tofu into small bite-sized cubes; toss with cornstarch. Spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat until hot. Add tofu; cook 5 to 8 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently. Place tofu on plate.
  • 3 Add bell pepper, onion and pineapple with juice to same skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 7 to 10 minutes or until onion is tender and liquid has been reduced.
  • 4 Add cooked tofu and sweet and sour sauce; stir gently to mix. Cover; cook 1 minute or until bubbly and thickened. Serve over rice.
  • 1 Cook rice in water as directed on package, omitting margarine and salt.
  • 2 Meanwhile, cut tofu into small bite-sized cubes; toss with cornstarch. Spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat until hot. Add tofu; cook 5 to 8 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently. Place tofu on plate.
  • 3 Add bell pepper, onion and pineapple with juice to same skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 7 to 10 minutes or until onion is tender and liquid has been reduced.
  • 4 Add cooked tofu and sweet and sour sauce; stir gently to mix. Cover; cook 1 minute or until bubbly and thickened. Serve over rice.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

* Lite tofu can be purchased in health food stores or some large supermarkets.

• Tofu was first made by the Chinese in 164 B.C. • More than 14 different types of tofu exist in China and Japan. It's been part of the Asian diet for more than 2,000 years. • In Japan, tofu ryori are special restaurants that serve course after course of cold and hot tofu dishes.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
10),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1g
1%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
400mg
400%;
Total Carbohydrate
65g
65%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
23g
23%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 3 Fruit; 4 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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