Reinventing kid food is what we do best! We take pride in providing busy parents like you the Peas of Mind that comes with feeding your little ones all natural, veggie infused meals that take minutes to prepare. This month we’re reinventing your family’s favorite take-out dinner: fried rice!
As usual we’re shaking things up by packing this dish with whole veggies while slashing the fat. We’ve even replaced rice with quinoa (pronounced keen-wah), which wows with 7 grams of COMPLETE protein per serving! Not only is this meal quick and easy to prepare, if the quinoa is cooked a head of time, it’s a one pot meal which makes clean up a cinch!
About 4 cups cooked quinoa, al dente
1/2 onion, small dice
1 large carrot, small dice
4 florets cauliflower, chopped
4 leaves kale (or cabbage or other leafy green), stems removed and shredded
1/2 cup frozen peas
about 1 tsp chopped ginger
1 tablespoon sesame oil
juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce, to taste (or substitute salt)
sesame seeds, for garnish
Cook quinoa according to directions. Bring to boil, then turn off heat and let sit covered while you begin stir-fry. It should be fully cooked but not soft or mushy.
Heat sesame oil over high heat. Add onion, carrot, cauliflower and ginger. Stir-fry about five minutes, until onion are translucent and cauliflower begins to turn golden brown. Add kale and cooked quinoa and stir-fry for two minutes to combine. Add frozen peas, lemon juice and tamari and stir to combine. Cover to steam about three to four minutes over low heat. Once peas are defrosted and bright green, taste for seasoning. Serve in bowls and garnish with sesame seeds (which are this month's food of the MONTH, find out why here).
Makes 4 servings
This recipea is not only packed with veggies and protein, it is unbelievably quick to make. In the time that you would call a take out restaurant and pick up the food, this reinvented fried rice will be ready to eat. So throw out those take out menus and breath a sigh of relief knowing that your kiddos are being nourished with this month's Recipea!