If you love sweet and sour flavors, you’ll definitely like THIS – sweet and sour shrimp with vegetables and coconut rice which are wrapped in tortillas. Sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Not the traditional way to serve sweet and sour shrimp, but why we always have to make them the same way?
So, I turned this dish into burritos, which are an easy and great grab-and-go option. Now, all amazing flavors in a convenient single serving size. Yummy!
Shrimp and vegetables are coated with thick sweet and sour sauce, which goes really well with delicate, fragrant coconut rice. I guarantee that you will lick your fingers just like we did 2 hours back!
If you like Asian food, you will love this flavorful dish. Try these filling and satisfying burritos for your next family gathering. You won’t be disappointed!
- 1½ cups uncooked jasmine rice
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- ¾ teaspoon sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk (I used lite)
- ¼ cup water
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon minced ginger
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
- 1 (8-ounce) can pineapple chunks in juice, undrained
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1½ tablespoons cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons water
- 5 flour tortillas
- 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
- 1 carrot, thinly sliced
- 2 celery stalks, diced
- The coconut rice. Rinse rice with water. Drain well. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan with a tight fitting lid over medium heat. Add the rice and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in sugar, salt. Pour in the coconut milk and water (the liquid should be about 1 inch above the rice). Bring to boil. Stir and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 18 to 20 minutes, until rice is tender. Remove from the heat and let sit for about 5 minutes, covered. Fluff rice with fork.
- The sauce. Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes, until tender. Add the garlic and ginger, and cook for another 2 minutes. Pour in the soy sauce, vinegar, tomato sauce, pineapple juice (from the can of pineapple chunks), and brown sugar. Bring to boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes to combine the flavors. Remove from heat and set aside.
- The thickener. In a measuring cup or small bowl, stir cornstarch into the water until cornstarch is dissolved. Set aside.
- The shrimp. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper, carrot, and celery and cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in shrimp and cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes more. Stir in the pineapple chunks. Cook for 1 minute. Lower the heat and stir in the prepared sauce. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly, until shrimp are pink. Pour in the cornstarch and water mixture and continue to stir until the sauce thickens and has coated the shrimp and vegetables, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
- The burritos. Microwave tortillas for 30 seconds or until soft. Place ¾ cup coconut rice on warmed tortilla and top with ½ cup of shrimp and vegetable mixture. Roll into burrito. Repeat the process with the remaining tortillas, rice and shrimp/vegetable mixture. Enjoy!