Blogging Marathon# 28: Week 1/ Day 1
Theme: Kid’s Delight – 5 Ingredient Fix
Dish: Tofu Fried Rice
We are back to our regular blogging schedule for this month and my theme for the first week is “Kid’s Delight – 5 ingredient fix“. I’m hosting Valli’s Kid’s Delight event this month and for the next 3 days I will be posting recipes that are my kid approved and have 5 ingredients or less.
I was watching Dr. Oz’s show this morning and one thing he said that was interesting was ‘never buy any prepared food that has more than 5 ingredients’ and ‘if it has ingredients that a 6 year old cannot read — do not buy’. But if you can make tasty and interesting dishes right at home, then there is no need to buy junk from outside. What do you guys think?
As I was thinking of what dishes to make for the event, I thought it will be interesting to give formulas for dishes instead of actual recipes. All the dishes that I’m going to post are very flexible and can be customized according to your kids likes and dislikes. I wanted to show that healthy and delicious dishes can be made with just 5 ingredients, that doesn’t mean you have to stop at 5 — add more if that pleases your little ones palate.
So for the first day, I have this nutritious & filling Tofu fried rice. My son loves egg fried rice and ever since I made Scrambled Tofu, I wanted to add it to rice and see how my son would like it. When he tasted it the first time, he thought it was egg and was surprised when I told him that it was tofu. He loved it.
**Just by changing the seasoning, a different flavored rice can be made. Use soy sauce for a Chinese twist or curry powder for Indian rice or some chipotle chili powder for a Mexican yumminess. Here’s the general formula to make this dish: