Video:How to Make Easy Stir Fry for Kidswith Nancy Newcomer
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Transcript:How to Make Easy Stir Fry for Kids
Hi, I'm Nancy Newcomer - mom, cook & food blogger with www.NancyNewcomer.com. I'm here today for About.com to share with you my recipe for an Easy Stir Fry for Kids.
Ingredients for Easy Stir Fry for Kids
Here's what you'll need:
- 1 TB cornstarch
- 2 TB Tamari
- 2 TB seasoned rice vinegar
- 2 TB chicken stock
- 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
- 1 pound of chicken thighs, cut up into bite size pieces
- 3 tsp peanut oil plus 1 TB
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 1 bell pepper, sliced into 1/4 inch pieces and cut in half
- 2 scallions, chopped
- 2 carrots, julienned
- 1 cup snow peas
- 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- 1 can of baby corn; and a pot of steamed rice
- Optional: sesame oil & sesame seeds
Instructions for Making Easy Stir Fry for Kids
Let's get started. In a large bowl, combine the cornstarch, tamari, seasoned rice vinegar, chicken stock, and ginger. Whisk until it's well blended. Add the chicken. Make sure to mix it so that the chicken is evenly covered with the marinade. Set aside. Prep the veggies. Make sure to wash and dry them thoroughly. You don't want any extra moisture because that'll cause them to turn out mushy.
Stir Frying the Vegetables
Get ready - we're going to do two rounds of stir-frying. Grab a large fry pan. You're going to need a good old-fashioned regular fry pan for proper browning. Non-sticks won't cut it here. Heat on high and add a teaspoon of peanut oil. Swirl it around the pan and give it a minute or two so it's good and hot. Add the broccoli and sautee quickly, stirring with a metal spatula. After two minutes, remove it from the pan and transfer it to a large bowl.
Next, add another teaspoon of peanut oil, swirl around, and throw in the bell peppers, scallions, snow peas, carrots, and garlic. Again, keep stirring for another minute or two until everything looks like it's getting good and done. After that, it can join the broccoli in the spare bowl.
Cooking the Chicken in the Stir Fry
Round 3! This time, add 1 tablespoon of peanut oil -- we need a little bit more because it's chicken time! Add the chicken & the marinade in an even layer. Let it sear undisturbed – don't mess with it. That's going to make sure it browns on the bottom. Give it a minute or two and then stir-fry until it's golden brown all over. And make sure it's all the way cooked through. Open the can of baby corn, and drain. Add the corn and fold into the chicken mixture. That should be enough time to warm up the corn.
Add the chicken and the corn into the large bowl of veggies. You may transfer onto a large serving dish if you want it to look pretty, or you can just serve from your big bowl. This is perfect over steamed rice. This recipe serves 6 and is fabulous left over. Your family and your kids are going to love it.
Enjoy! I'm Nancy Newcomer - to learn more, visit online at About.com. Thanks for watching.