In Kids Cooking lessons today we are going to start making side dishes and salads. Choose several different side dish or salad recipes you can learn. Try green salad, pasta salad, bean salad, or a vegetable side dish cooked in the oven. We have a few examples for you if you need some.
1 pound broccoli
2 Tablespoons olive oil
pinch of salt and pepper
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Wash and drain broccoli. Pat dry. Cut into florets. In a large bowl, toss the broccoli with the oil and salt and pepper to taste. Arrange florets in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast, turning once, for 12 minutes, or until just tender.
2 Cup fresh or frozen corn
¼ Cup half and half cream
2 Tablespoons butter or margarine
1 Tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon salt
In saucepan, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 6-8 minutes.
Variation of this recipe: use 1 package cream cheese instead of half and half.
Avocado, Tomato, Mozzarella Salad
2 avocados, cubed
2 tomatoes, chopped
mozzarella cheese, cubed
2 teaspoons basil
Put all into a bowl. Toss together.
Rice (Best Ever)
In frying pan brown 3 Cups of rice in 1 Tablespoon butter and 2 Tablespoons oil. Add in chopped onions or celery** if using. Brown until rice is glassy looking. Add 3 Cups of water or chicken broth to the rice. Cover and cook 20 minutes or until rice is tender.
You can sauté 1 Cup chopped onions and/or 1 Cup chopped celery with the butter and oil.