Do you sometimes come across food stuff you had forgotten in your cupboard? Do you have any cereals you bought, when you were on a mission to try something else than pasta?
I had this wild rice at the back of my cupboard, it’s crunchy, nutty and requires longer cooking as well as some chewing. I am always in favour of giving kids opportunity to chew. A diet of soft foods is problematic for teeth health and quite likely not providing great variety nutrition wise.
Preparation: 10min. Cooking: 20min
- Rice of choice or other cereal cooked and kept warm.
- Chicken fillets or legs: 600g, cut in stripes
- Carrots: 250g, julienned
- Snow peas: 100g, cut in two
- Mushrooms of choice: 100g, cut in chunks
- Spring onions: 1 or 2 sliced
- Garlic: 2 cloves crushed
- Coriander: sprigs finely chopped
- Soy sauce of quality (e.g tamari, low in salt a plus), 2 tbsp
- Sesame seed oil: 1tbsp
Let’s do it:
- In a wok or large pan, add oil, sear the chicken strips on all sides.
- Add carrots, garlic and mushrooms, mix well for 2-3 min.
- On high heat pour soy sauce, then reduce the heat, cook for 5-10mins to slightly soften carrots.
- Check seasoning.
- Add snow-peas and cook a further 2-5min until bright green.
- Serve on cereals of choice, sprinkle with coriander.