Sweet-and-Sour Stir-Fried Vegetables Recipe - Vegetarian Times

Sweet-and-Sour Stir-Fried Vegetables

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30 minutes or fewer

This tasty combination goes from pan to table in no time. Because stir-frying is so fast, have all ingredients measured out and ready before you start cooking. Meal Plan: Prepare a 6-serving portion of quick-cooking brown rice to mop up the delicious sauce. A salad of sliced cucumber and watercress would add a refreshing note to the meal.

  • 6Servings

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbs. rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbs. cornstarch or arrowroot
  • 2 Tbs. honey or brown rice syrup
  • 2 Tbs. soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch squares
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch squares
  • 8 to 10 slender stalks asparagus, tough ends trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 16-oz. can unsweetened pineapple chunks, drained, juice reserved
  • 8 oz. extra-firm tofu, well drained and finely diced

Preparation

Make sauce: In small bowl, stir together all ingredients until cornstarch has dissolved. Set aside.

In wok or large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, 8 minutes.

Add bell peppers and asparagus, increase heat to medium-high and stir-fry 5 minutes. Add tomatoes (with liquid) and pineapple chunks and stir-fry 5 minutes more.

Stir in tofu and reserved sauce and cook, stirring, until mixture has thickened slightly, 2 to 3 minutes. Taste and adjust sweet/sour balance to your liking with additional honey, vinegar and/or soy sauce. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 158
  • Carbohydrate Content: 27 g
  • Fat Content: 5 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 4 g
  • Sodium Content: 467 mg