The other night we had Pacific Rim Stir-fry for dinner. It is a family favorite around here and we have it often. I'm posting the recipe at the end for those who want to try it.
At the end of the meal, I looked at the kids' plates and I had to laugh.
Now comes the pop quiz.
Which plate belongs to which child?
Please post guesses at comments.
The winner will be revealed this Sunday.
The first specimen features chicken and rice with every single vegetable gone. Some rice was eaten, but very little chicken.
The second picture shows all rice and chicken eaten with the vegetables left over. Now to be fair, this particular child did eat a few of the vegetables, just not all of them, by any means.
This third sample features all three: rice, chicken and vegetables. This child did eat a little of dinner, but obviously not very much.
Now the fourth picture shows a virtually empty plate. This child ate almost all of their portion.
Which is which?
Pacific Rim Stir-fry
5 carrots, peeled and sliced into strips
1 red pepper, diced
2 heads of broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
2 breasts of chicken, cut into bite size pieces
1 cup chicken broth (I use water)
4 Tbsp soy sauce
4 tsp cornstarch
4 tsp basil
1 tsp crushed red peppers
Sautee the vegetables in oil on medium high starting with the carrots for 2 minutes. Then add the broccoli for 2 minutes and finally the red pepper for two minutes. When soft remove vegetables to a bowl on the side.
Cook chicken till there is no pink (about 10 minutes).
Push chicken to side of pan and pour in mixture of broth, soy sauce, cornstarch, basil and crushed red peppers. Simmer and stir until slightly thickened.
Turn heat to low and add vegetables back in.
Warm and serve over rice.