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Simple Sweet and Sour Vegetables

What you need: 

1 cup long grain white rice
1 - 6 ounce can water chestnuts
2 medium carrots
1 head broccoli

2/3 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons ketchup or tomato paste
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup water

What you do: 

1) Cook rice as directed. Cut up remaining vegetables and steam for 10 minutes.
2) In a small saucepan add vinegar, brown sugar, ketchup, and soy sauce. In a separate bowl mix the cornstarch and water until starch is dissolved. Bring sauce pan to a boil, then add the water and cornstarch to thicken. Should thicken immediately. Remove from heat and pour over rice and vegetables. Simple.
Source of recipe: I don't know, It came from the internet somewhere... or everywhere!!

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes, Cooking time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
10 minutes


Ok, I had to save my dinner so I found another sweet and sour sauce recipe on this website that did it.  I think the ingredients should read 1/4 c. vinegar, not 3/4 cup.  And adding water directly to the sauce and adding the corn starch until the sauce reaches the desired thickness helps a lot.  Enjoy! ;)b


This looks like it has the potential to be a great recipe.....and I'm sure it is if the sauce wasn't so vinegary.  Did I do something wrong?  I'm not much of a cook so I follow recipes exactly.  Somehow the sauce came out way to gloppy/thick and was too vinegary.  Could the person who submitted it check the amounts again? 

I added red peppers and onions to the carrots and broccoli to give it some variety and color and it is beautiful.  I just wish the sauce came out right because if it had, this would be one of my all time favorites.  And it is very quick and easy to do and also all the veggies makes it very, very healthy!

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