Toddler food: Udon noodles
Posted February 17, 2014on:
M is currently all about the pasta. She loves noodles. LOVES noodles.
Every dinner time is like an episode of Chopped on the Food Network. Will I get put on the chopping block? Will my food be good enough for M?
A few nights ago, I passed the test! She LOVED my dinner, she had three servings!
I made beef with brocolli and udon noodles. I don’t use measurements when I cook, but I will try to describe the meal as best as I could.
I started off by slicing up some beef into strips. I browned the beef with some olive oil and garlic. After it cooked, I poured a can of chicken broth over it. I seasoned the broth and beef with some soy sauce and fish sauce. I’m sure you can substitute fish sauce for oyster sauce depending on your flavor preferences. After I seasoned, I added the broccoli to start to cook.
While that was simmering, I started to cook the udon. I buy dry, organic udon noodles at an Asian grocery store. I boiled it according to the directions on the packaging. After the noodles cook, I rinsed the noodles with some cold water.
After the noodles are cooked, I go back to the beef and broccoli. I added cornstarch to the broth in order to thicken it up so that it becomes a sauce instead of a broth. Once the sauce thickens, I tossed the noodles into the mix.
The sauce coats the noodles and it’s just so yummy!
M LOVED it. Every time she’d take a bite, she’d say “delicious!”
It’s those moments that make me so happy to cook for her. I just wish that she’d do that with EVERY meal that I make for her…
Are there any recipes you’d like to share that are toddler friendly? I’d love to hear them!