Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sweet & Sour Pineapple Shrimp and Rice Bowls

I've been searching the Internet for recipe ideas that would be outside our normal everyday meals. I found a recipe on Kraft.com for Pineapple Shrimp Kabobs. Instead of making this a kabob meal, I made it a "stir fry" of sorts. It turned out to be a quick 30 minute meal with tons of flavor.

I made some changes to the recipe and in the end I was very pleased at how it turned out. My happiest moments came as my kids took their first bites and both surprisingly said "I really like this!" You had to be here while I was preparing the meal. My daughter kept insisting that she hated shrimp and that she wasn't going to eat dinner ...and, of course, she said that I was going to starve her on purpose. She ended up eating more shrimp than anyone else. My son admitted that he thought that he would hate but that he really liked it.

What more could I ask for?  :)

Sweet & Sour Pineapple Shrimp and Rice Bowls
adapted from Kraft.com

4 cups of cooked rice of your choice, kept warm
3/4 c. zesty Italian dressing
2 tbsp + 2 tsp brown sugar
1 tbsp minced garlic
3 - 4 tbsp sweet chili sauce
1/4 c. unsweetened pineapple juice
2 bags large size frozen shrimp, tails removed and thawed
3/4 can of unsweetened pineapple chunks
1/3 c. fresh basil, chopped

Prepare rice and keep it warm until ready to eat.

In a medium-sized frying pan, stir together Italian dressing, brown sugar, garlic, chili sauce and pineapple juice. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, until the sauce is bubbling and starts to thicken just a bit.

Stir in shrimp. Cook for 5- 6 minutes.

Add pineapple and basil. Continue cooking for 2 more minutes.

To Serve:

Scoop rice into individual bowls.

Spoon the pineapple shrimp sauce over the rice.


Linking to:

Tempt My Tummy

Tuesdays at the Table 

Tasty Tuesdays


Delishhh said...

YUM - This looks fabulous. Anything with a little pineapple is delicious. Very Nice!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking said...

Tami, I love that you combined shrimp and pineapple in this delicious bowl! I bet it tasted just as amazing as it looks. Thanks for sharing this great idea. You have a beautiful blog and I'm so glad to have found it! :) I'll be coming back soon.

Tami said...

Thanks, Ladies!!

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Hello Pinapple, Shrimp Rice... you had me at hello!

Anonymous said...

This looks good, but how much shrimp is in it? It says two large size bags....where I live I can buy shrimp in a few different size bags, boxes etc. Can I get a universal measurement please?

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