DAILY POST APRIL 9th: KIDS CAN COOK
MEAT & GRAVY
RICE OR BEAN THREAD NOODLES Asian markets have bean thread and rice noodles in single-serving units (8 to a package) that can be cooked quickly by stirring in boiling water for a minute or two until they turn translucent. Drain well & toss w/gravy.¬† Add meat and heat in microwave just until meat is hot.¬† Don’t overheat or gravy will separate.
EGG NOODLES While noodles cook, gently heat gravy & meat cut from the bone. Spoon meat & gravy over drained noodles.
RICE OR QUINOA Place 1 cup of water in a sauce pan, bring to boil & stir in 1/3rd cup of basmati rice or quinoa & ¬ľ teaspoon salt.¬† Reduce heat to low.¬† After 10 minutes, add leftover chicken leg & thigh (separated) for the last 10 minutes of cooking to finish the grain & heat the chicken.¬† Remove meat.¬† Stir gravy into rice & return to heat for 1 minute until hot.
WOK Stir-fry vegetables in wok, add leftover meat at the end.¬† Serve over rice or noodles.
CURRY Use almost any vegetable to make curry – mild or spicy – and add leftover meat, or not.¬† Serve with yogurt, nuts, banana, raisins or coconut.
TACOS Use whatever vegetables you have on hand.¬† Heat leftover meat and pile into taco shells.¬† Garnish with Greek yogurt & cilantro.
PASTA While pasta cooks, heat leftover meat in jarred marinara sauce.¬† You can add lightly steamed sliced zucchini and carrots to marinara.¬† Spoon hot marinara and vegetables over drained pasta.