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Kids Cook Monday Recipe: Wiggly Noodle Stir Fry
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- Prep time: 5 min
- Cook time: 15 min
- Ready in: 20 min
- Yields: Serves 2 adults
Cooking With Kids
Wiggly Noodle Stir Fry is a quick, simple and inexpensive meal that is versatile enough to customize for each family's preference. Using your choice of meat and veggies, plus a package of instant noodle soup (ie. Mr. Noodle, Ramen, etc.), you can feed your whole family for under $10.
Instead of ground beef, you can also use one steak or one chicken breast per 2 people, cut into strips
- Instant Noodle Soup package(s), 1 pkg per 2 people
- Ground Beef, 1/2 lb per 2 people
- Red or Green Onions
- Veggies, chopped (frozen is okay)
- Oil and/or butter
Meat and Veggie Mix
- Chop onion, veggies (if not frozen), and meat into bite size pieces
- Heat the oil and/or butter in a pan
- Fry meat, onions, and veggies in a pan using most of the broth packet as seasoning
Note: Save some of the seasoning for when you add the noodles later.
- Keep pan covered to retain moisture from the veggies
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Your Child(ren)’s Participation
Younger Kids can:
- Add the noodles to the water
- Add the veggies to the pan
- Add the soup mix
Older kids can:
- Make this meal with supervision
For information on kitchen safety when cooking with children, read Setting Kitchen Rules.
- Put a pot of water to boil on high
- Break noodles in half and add to boiling water
- Let the noodles cook for 2-3 minutes, until soft but not mushy
- Remove pot from heat and drain noodles
Bringing it Together
- When meat is cooked thoroughly, add noodles
- Sprinkle the last of the broth seasoning over the noodles
- Stir well so noodles absorb broth
- Serve and enjoy
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