Friday, January 18, 2008

Kid's Stir-fried Rice (no soy necessary, but I did use eggs)

The kids needed something fast and nutritionally decent one day, so I decided to make them stir-fried rice. They loved it!

1 crown fresh broccoli, broken into bite-size pieces
2 carrots, shredded or grated
3 scallions, chopped
2 cups of cooked brown rice
3-4 T. sunflower oil
2 eggs, slightly beaten (or you could use silken tofu with tumeric)
1 T. sesame seeds

In a wok, stir-fry broccoli in sunflower oil until soft enough for kids to eat (or crunchy if you like). Add carrots, scallions, and rice. Stir-fry a few minutes until hot. Make a well in the center and add the eggs. Note: I recently read that a lot of the proteins people are generally allergic to are found in the whites, not the yolks. My husband, who can't tolerate eggs, has just started eating the nutrient-rich yolks without any adverse effects. Slightly scramble the eggs, when they are no longer runny stir them into the rest of the rice/vegetable mixture. Then make another well in the center and add the sesame seeds. When they are toasted (a few seconds), stir them into the rest of the dish. You can put wheat-free tamari soy sauce on if you can tolerate soy, or my daughter had hers with a little white-wine vinaigrette.

Vinaigrette (from Martha Stewart's Everyday Food cookbook):
1/4 c. white wine vinegar
1 T. dijon mustard
salt/pepper
sugar (I used a little honey)
3/4 c. extra virgin olive oil

3 comments:

Eleanor Hoh said...

Angela, good job with stir-fry rice, it is the most popular dish people ask me for. Many folks with health problems including gluten intolerance, diabetes, weight loss have been learning my simple approach to wok cooking.

Take a look at my site, under Wok Tips, I have a section on "Cooking with Kids" that will inspire you with some ideas:
http://www.eleanorhoh.com and also I've restarted my blog to celebrate Chinese New Year, http://www.eleanorhoh.blogspot.com.

Let me know your thoughts...Eleanor

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Eleanor Hoh said...

Angela, happy new year. I have a video for a delicious Pineapple stir fried rice you'll enjoy with your family:
http://www.eleanorhoh.com/video-Stir_Fried_Rice.html

Also, if you'd like to subscribe to my free newsletter, I include stir fry ideas, tips, etc. and hope to add more constantly. Working on lunch box ideas now I pack lunch for my husband.