I love rice and so does my husband. We try to find different ways to prepare and enjoy this wonderful food. Through time, we found hundreds of recipes, some simple and some exotic, and have enjoyed preparing them. We've found some real winners, which I have published on this blog and some that are not so great, which are in my personal "do not" repeat folder. I have created this site to share those memorable dishes - which are all about this wonderful food called "rice".

Sweet and Sour Spareribs

Not many Chinese restaurants prepare this.  I think it is because of the small bones.  But, this is one of my favorite dishes.  This is a new version of a classic using ketchup and canned pineapple.  You can use fresh pineapple if you prefer. Asian grocery stores have spareribs already cut into 1-2 inch strips. All you do is cut between the bones. What I love about this is you get the sweet and sour flavors, but without the heavy breading.

1 lbs of spareribs (cut into bite size pieces)
Enough oil (canola or peanut) for deep frying

2 tblsp of light soy sauce
salt and pepper
1 tsp sugar

3 tblsp rice wine vinegar
3 tblsp sugar
2 tblsp light soy sauce
2 tblsp ketchup
1 green bell pepper (rough chopped)
1 small onion (rough chopped)
1 carrot (sliced)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1/2 inch ginger (minced)
3.5 oz canned pineapple chunks or fresh equivalent

Combine marinade ingredient and pork. Stir until well coated.  Let marinate for 1 hour. In a deep pan or pot add enough oil to fry the ribs. Heat the oil. Deep fry spareribs in batches for approximately 8-10 minutes until done and brown.  Drain on a papertowel and set aside.

In a small bowl, combine vinegar, sugar, soy sauce and ketchup.  Set aside.

In a deep pan, heat 1 tblsp of oil (can use from the deep frying). Stir fry garlic and ginger for approximately 1-2 minutes.  Add bell peppers, onions and carrots and continue to stir fry for another 2 minutes.  Add the sauce mixture and allow to come to a boil.  Add the spareribs and pineapple chunks.  Continue cooking and stirring until everything is heated through.  Serve over white or fried rice.  Enjoy!

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