Stir fry is one of our favorite things to make together as a family. If you cook as a team it simplifies things!
It’s a great thing for older kids who are learning how to safely handle knives to learn to cook as well. When we do this, the kids work on the food prep and mix up the sauce. The Adults do all the hot cooking as the hot oil can splatter a bit.
We like to use this base recipe and mix things up. Carrots add a festive crunch. Red peppers give the dish a different distinctive flavor. Onions spice things up a bit.
Picky house? No problem. Make the base recipe with things everyone likes. Then stir fry up small batch’s of other ingredients and pile on the veggies. I do this often with onions and mushrooms because I’m the only one who eats them! Funny thing is, every now and then some of “my veggies” will dissapear onto another plate. Kids get curious when they see you eating things you enjoy. They start to wonder if they are missing out. And just one of these times, you might even hear “YUM!!! Where has this amazing mushroom been all my life” from a kid! (or a spouse ;-)!)