27 August 2008

A successful healthy dinner

So, last night I made something that was actually healthy that both girls actually loved (and I think James was ok with it, too). That's not very easy to do, so I thought I'd share the idea.

First, I browned a roll of ground turkey (I guess it was a pound) in a high-sided skillet. Then I added 1.5 cups of brown rice and mixed it in (coating it in what little grease there was from the turkey, which makes the rice not clump). Then I added 3 cups water, 2 chicken bullion cubes, and abt 1 tsp curry powder, and abt 1 cup spinach (thawed enough to separate). I stirred it all up while bringing to a boil. Then I covered and let it simmer for close to an hour.

Would you believe even my veggie-hating 2.5 year old didn't pick the spinach out?!


Ash said...

Hmmmm, I think I'm gonna give that a try! Roy doesn't mind spinach, and Rae watches a lot of Popeye, so she's always wanting spinach! I'm in the same boat as you with the "strange eating habits" husband. The new rule around here is that some nights he can eat whatever he wants and then the rest of the nights he has to sit at the table with us and at least try what I make. I tried a new dish last night and EVERYONE ate it! (Roy put a ton of cheese on it and picked out the bell peppers, but at least we all ate the same food for once)

I use instant brown rice - think it would still work, just take less time?

James said...

That was turkey? Worked for me, anyway.

Linda, Mom and Granny said...

Mmmmmm sounds great. I'll try it tomorrow, I will make chicken for dinner today.

Olivia Carter said...

oooo! That sounds so good. I'll try it out & let you know how it goes!

Audra & Levi said...

Sounds good! I like spinich in a good recipie. People are always suprised by all the veggies my kids eat. I always tell them, "They have no other option"! It took Ruby A LOT of getting used to. She was my carbs only girl. She would point to everything but maybe one thing on her plate and tell me she did not like it. Finally we had a talk about it and after about 2 months there is nothing she does not eat. But for while I wanted to pull my hair out because I never had a picky eater before!