Sweet and Sour Shrimp

Try our easy recipe for homemade Sweet and Sour Shrimp with Minute® Rice and enjoy a delicious, tangy dish with a kick that’s ready in less than 30 minutes!

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Sweet and Sour Shrimp

Cooking time PREP TIME 8 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 12 mins
Servings SERVES 6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 20 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 8 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 12 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 mins


  • 1 can (20 oz) pineapple chunks
  • 1/3 cup sweet and sour sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp cornstarch, divided
  • 1 tsp Sriracha sauce (optional)
  • 2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 1 lb medium raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp canola oil, divided
  • 1 green or red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup snow peas, halved diagonally


  • Our homemade Sweet and Sour Shrimp is perfect for meal prep during your week. Impress your coworkers with a sophisticated and quick meal for lunch!

    Step 1

  • Drain pineapple chunks; reserve juice. Combine 1/3 cup juice with sweet and sour sauce, rice vinegar, 1 teaspoon cornstarch and Sriracha, if using, together in a small bowl. Set aside.

    Step 2

  • Combine remaining juice with water to equal 2 cups. Prepare rice according to package directions, using juice mixture.

    Step 3

  • Toss shrimp with remaining 1 tablespoon of cornstarch in a small bowl. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp mixture to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes, turning once, until lightly browned around the edges. Remove shrimp and set aside.

    Step 4

  • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper, onion and pineapple chunks to skillet and cook for 3-5 minutes. Return shrimp to skillet and add snow peas. Cook for 1 minute longer. Stir in the sweet and sour sauce mixture and cook, stirring, until bubbling and slightly thickened. Serve over rice.

Tangy Shrimp with a Kick

Are you looking for a quick and easy, Asian-inspired recipe for your family of shrimp lovers? Then this is just the dish for you! You’ll all love this mix of red peppers, pineapple chunks, snow peas and succulent shrimp tossed in a semi-homemade, Sriracha-spiked sweet and sour sauce.

This Sweet and Sour Shrimp made with our Minute® Instant White Rice is an excellent combination, and a convenient weekday meal. In just 20 minutes, you’ll go from pot to plate. If that isn’t some sweet news, we don’t know what is!

The Sweet Secret

Traditional sweet and sour sauce has certain classic characteristics. Aside from its tangy, sweet taste, there’s something about its consistency that genuinely makes this sauce a classic sweet and sour. What’s our secret to getting the optimal thickness? The answer is simple — cornstarch. Added to a mixture of sweet and sour sauce and rice vinegar, this ingredient is our key to perfect sweet and sour shrimp.

More of a chicken fan? Try out this Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe. Or prepare a completely new meal idea from our extensive recipe selection, such as Red Beans and Rice. Looking for another dinner option? Try our Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli.

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