Abel and Cole: Simple Stir-Fry for Families

Feb 11, 2014 by

The simplest, most affordable and healthiest meal I can make for all of us is brown rice stir-fry.  Until this week, I relegated this meal to the days when I work from home and can make the meal in the late afternoon.  Having worked outside of the house for several days the last couple of weeks, I have been doing more experimenting with pre-prepped dinners and found that stir-fry is easily prepared ahead of time; more importantly – they eat it!!

Abel and Cole Winter Veggies

Apologies for the lack of images, the kids ate the meals before I could get the camera out.

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Here are a few variations on stir-fry to help your little ones get used to the idea of veggies and rice:

Simple Fried Rice:

Ingredients:

1 cup dried brown rice

Tin of sweet corn

Any chopped veg that your kids will eat

Olive oil

3 eggs

Method:

Cook the rice ahead of time and have ready.  Heat oil in your largest frying pan, covering the entire pan with the oil.  When hot, scoop the rice into the pan, making a large well for the eggs.  Add 3 whisked eggs by pouring into the well in the middle of the rice.  Let is simmer for 2-3 minutes and then work the eggs into the rest of the rice trying to avoid coating all the rice with the egg, keeping some larger pieces of egg in the rice.  Add a few dashes of soy sauce and a pinch or two of salt.

Candied Veg Stir Fry

Ingredients:

One white onion

Red pepper

Squash

1 cup dried brown rice

Good squeeze agave nectar (or honey or sugar)

Juice from 1 blood orange (or regular will do)

Method:

To prep in advance: Cook rice ahead of time.  Also ahead of time, chop veggies into large chunks, cover in oil and roast in the oven for 40 minutes.

Just before serving, heat oil in a large frying pan and pour in roasted veggies, throw in agave nectar/honey/sugar and squeeze in the orange juice.  Let the sauce reduce a bit until the veggies are sweet and soft.  Add a good splash of soy sauce on top.

Take another pan and heat some oil in it, heat the rice, you can add the egg to it, too and make a lovely dish of sweet and sour tastes that your kids will hopefully enjoy.

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