Why do take-out when you can whip up quick-grilled shrimp, pineapple, and peppers brushed with an easy prepared sauce.
cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
medium green bell peppers, cut into 16 (1 1/2-inch) pieces
or 16 shelled deveined uncooked large shrimp (about 1/2 lb.), tails removed
(8-oz.) can pineapple chunks in light syrup, drained
cup purchased sweet-and-sour sauce
Cook rice in water with salt as directed on package.
Meanwhile, heat gas or charcoal grill. Thread bell pepper, shrimp and pineapple onto four 8 to 10-inch metal skewers.
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.
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.
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 PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.