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Chinese Sweet and Sour Pork

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Chinese Sweet and Sour Pork
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 20
  • Servings 4
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Serve rice over this delicious Chinese sweet and sour pork that’s ready in 40 minutes – perfect for a dinner.
Updated Sep 27, 2013

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups uncooked regular long-grain white rice
  • 2 2/3 cups water
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 lb. boneless pork loin, cut into 2x1/2x1/4-inch pieces
  • Oil for frying
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken-flavor instant bouillon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 (20-oz.) can pineapple chunks in unsweetened juice, drained, reserving 3 tablespoons liquid
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into 3/4-inch pieces

Steps

  • 1
    Cook rice in 2 2/3 cups water as directed on package.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine 1/4 cup cornstarch, flour, sugar, baking soda, 3 tablespoons water and egg; mix well. Add pork; stir until well coated.
  • 3
    In deep fryer, heavy saucepan or wok, heat 2 to 3 inches oil to 375°F. Fry coated pork pieces, 1/4 of total amount at a time, for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown and no longer pink in center, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the oil from deep fryer.
  • 4
    In small saucepan, combine brown sugar, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, bouillon, 1/2 cup water, vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce and reserved 3 tablespoons pineapple liquid; blend well. Cook over medium-high heat until bubbly and thickened, stirring constantly. Keep warm.
  • 5
    Heat reserved 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet or wok until hot. Add garlic and bell pepper; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until bell pepper is crisp-tender. Stir in pineapple chunks, pork and sauce. Cook until thoroughly heated. Serve over rice.

Nutrition Information

680 Calories, 26g Total Fat, 20g Protein, 92g Total Carbohydrate, 26g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
680
Calories from Fat
230
Total Fat
26g
40%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
510mg
21%
Total Carbohydrate
92g
31%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
26g
Protein
20g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 3 Fruit; 6 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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