Recipe: Vegetable Stir-Fried Rice

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This vegetable stir-fried rice is one of my weeknight go-to’s.  It’s ready in no time at all, is perfect for nights when I don’t want to think about cooking, and can easily be adapted to whatever ingredients I have on hand.  Best of all, it’s the perfect one pan meal combining whole grains, vegetables and protein.  Audrey loves it…though full disclosure: giving a baby a bowl full of rice often requires a little more clean up than usual.

Vegetable Stir-Fried Rice

9 months + up*

Makes approx. 4 servings 

  1. 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  2. 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  3. 2 teaspoons sesame oil

  4. 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  5. 1 ½ tablespoons canola oil

  6. 1 small yellow onion, finely diced

  7. 4 cups chopped vegetables (I use shredded carrots, broccoli florets and defrosted frozen peas)

  8. 3 cups cooked brown rice

  9. Toasted sesame oil for drizzling

  10. 2-3 scallions, chopped, for garnish (optional)

  11. Sriracha, for drizzling (optional if you’re feeling feisty)

In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce and rice vinegar; set aside.

Heat sesame oil in a wok or nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat.  Once hot, add the eggs and scramble quickly, while flattening them against the bottom of the pan to form almost a crepe of sorts.  Once eggs are set (about 1 minute), transfer to a cutting board.  let cool and cut into thin strips; set aside.

Place wok/skillet back on the heat and add canola oil.  Add onions, let cook until they become translucent, around 4 or 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add mixed vegetables and, continually tossing around the pan, cook for another 3-4 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.

Add cooked rice and chopped egg; toss well.  Add soy & vinegar mixture.  Stir well to make sure sauce is evenly distributed throughout.  Cook for another 2 minutes to combine flavors and heat through thoroughly.  Divide into bowls and drizzle with toasted sesame oil. Optional: Add chopped scallions and lightly drizzle with sriracha.

* For beginner babies, pulse a few times in the food processor before serving.  

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