Junior Chef - Kids Cooking Lessons
12-15 years old- Lesson 1
Part 1: Review Kitchen Safety and Microwave Use
To start today's Kids Cooking Lessons please
review our kitchen safety page
and review microwave use.
We are going to continue on with cooking in the kitchen, so, it is
important to have this knowledge "under their belt" before we learn
about oven safety.
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Part 2: Review Oven Safety
Please discuss and show your child the steps of Oven Safety.
Always use potholders.
Make sure small children are out of the way when taking a hot
pan off the stove.
When removing a hot pan from the stove to the sink or table
let everyone now you are moving by letting them know you are
coming even if you have to yell "HOT PAN COMING THROUGH."
Pot handles should be facing inward so small hands cannot grab
Know how to use your stove, what is high, medium, low. How to
turn the oven on, etc.
Keep stove top and oven clean. Leftover grease and residue can
start a grease fire.
In case of a grease fire never pour water on the fire. Cover
the pan with a lid or close the oven door.
Have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen but away from the
stove. Learn how to use it.
Never leave anything on the stove unattended.
Part 3: Kids Cooking on the Stove
It is, for some kids, a long awaited moment for this kids cooking
lessons on using the stove!
When they are ready and prepared with oven safety and knowledge on
how to use the stove top and oven choose a recipe that requires oven
or stove top cooking or use the recipe provided.
This recipe includes stove top cooking, frying in a pan and cooking
in the oven.
Stuffed Peppers Recipes
1 chicken bouillon cube
2 Cups rice
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup tomato sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bring a pan of water to boil and place
peppers cut in half lengthwise or whole with tops cut off and seeds
removed in the water. Boil several minutes. Drain and set aside.
Add 1-2 tablespoons oil to a saucepan. Grate 1 onion and 1 peeled
carrot into oil. Sauté for 1 minute. Add 2 cups rice and 1 bouillon
cube. Stir several minutes until rice turns glassy.
Stir in 2 cups of water. Turn to medium low and simmer with a lid
on. Meanwhile, in separate bowl, add 1 lb. uncooked ground beef and
1/2 cup tomato sauce together. Add in rice and stir to combine.
Stuff peppers or zucchini and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes- 1