Fried brown rice with chicken and snow peas

Fried brown rice with chicken and snow peas

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Something for Everyone
Serves
4
Photographer
Ben Dearnley

If fried rice is a firm favourite in your household, try switching to brown rice occasionally. It has a little more fibre and it also helps your child become accustomed to seeing and tasting different foods. Another favourite is fried quinoa – yum!

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
200g brown rice
3 teaspoons olive oil
400g chicken thigh fillets, diced
200g red cabbage, core removed and leaves finely shredded
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
2 garlic cloves, crushed
4 spring onions, thinly sliced, green parts only
100g snow peas, halved lengthways
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 1/2 tablespoons reduced-salt soy sauce
or 1 1/2 tablespoons tamari
coriander leaves, to serve

Method

  1. Cook the rice according to the packet instructions. Set aside to cool.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a wok over high heat. Add half of the chicken and stir-fry for 4 minutes, or until browned and cooked through. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with another 1 teaspoon of the oil and the remaining chicken. Set aside.
  3. Heat the remaining oil in the wok over medium–high heat. Add the cabbage with 1 tablespoon water and stir-fry for 2 minutes, or until softened. Add the ginger, garlic, spring onion, snow peas and a further 1 tablespoon water. Stir-fry for a further 2 minutes, or until the snow peas have softened. Return the chicken to the wok with the rice, sesame seeds and soy sauce. Stir-fry for 1–2 minutes further, or until heated through and well combined.
  4. To serve, divide the fried rice among serving bowls and garnish with coriander leaves.

Tip

  • If there are no egg allergies in your family, this dish is also delicious topped with a fried egg or with an omelette, cut into strips.

Baby’s serve

  • For a younger baby, blend some of the fried rice until smooth, adding as much liquid (water or your baby’s milk) as needed to achieve the desired consistency. For an older baby, keep the texture lumpier or serve as is, with the chicken, cabbage and snow peas cut into smaller pieces.

Toddler’s serve

  • Serve as is, with the chicken, cabbage and snow peas cut into smaller pieces.
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