This is a simple recipe that requires little preparation and making the sauce can be done ahead of time. I never knew it was so easy to make sweet and sour sauce!
Sweet and Sour sauce
- 1 cup pineapple juice (if using a can of diced pineapples, save the pineapples)
- 1/3 cup rice vinegar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup ketchup (use more or less depending on how sweet you like it)
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tbsp water
- olive oil
- 1/2 white onion
- 1/2 large green pepper
- 1 pkg of firm tofu
- 1-2 tomatoes
- 1 large carrot
- sesame seeds
To make the sauce, combine all ingredients except for the cornstarch and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Whisk the cornstarch and water and add to the sauce. Cook for another 1-2 minute until it thickens. Set aside.
While the sauce is cooking, prep the following ingredients as follows.
- Dice the tofu into bite sized pieces
- Slice the white onion and green pepper.
- Dice the tomatoes
- Cut the carrot into matchstick pieces.
Next heat up 1-2 tbsp of oil in a frying pan and pan fry the tofu until it is golden brown on all sides (you can skip this step if you wish, I just like the texture browning of the tofu brings). Remove tofu and set aside. Add more oil if needed and sauté the onion, green pepper and carrot until soft, approx. 5-10 mins. Add in the tomatoes, tofu, and 1/2 of the pineapples you saved earlier. Add the sauce you made ahead of time stirring until everything is consistently heated. Serve over rice and top with sesame seeds!