We love chinese food around here and it’s something all 5 of us will actually eat. It can be very tricky taking a gluten-free kid (GFK) out to a chinese restaurant because of all of the soy sauce and peanut oil issues (he’s also allergic to almost all proteins, including nuts). So, last night I made Sweet and Sour Pork, one of our favorite dishes and naturally gluten-free! Give it a try and let me know your favorite gluten-free chinese dish.
Gluten-Free Sweet and Sour Pork
- cooking spray (1 spray)
- 1 1/2 lbs lean pork tenderloins, cut into thin strips
- 15 ounces canned unsweetened pineapple chunks
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon table salt
- 1 tablespoon Gluten-Free Soy Sauce
- 2 medium green peppers, sliced
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 3 cups cooked brown rice, kept warm
Heat a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat.
Add pork and cook until golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes; remove from skillet and set aside. Drain any remaining fat from skillet.
Drain pineapple chunks, reserving juice; set aside.
Combine water, vinegar, sugar, cornstarch, salt, soy sauce and reserved pineapple juice in a small bowl; add to skillet and cook until sauce is slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Add pork; cook covered over low heat until meat is tender, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.
Add peppers, onion and pineapple chunks; cook 5 minutes. Serve over rice. Yields about 1 cup of pork and 1/2 cup of rice per serving.