I have been seeking an alternative sauce to include in my rice dishes for DS, without it being too flavoursome (he dislikes strong tastes) or too bland. My grandma has taught me how to make a very tasty dish, which is incredibly simple and only takes a few minutes to cook.
A small portion of diced chicken – however much you think you/your baby can eat (I tend to use thighs as I find the breast very dry)
An array of vegetables (I tend to use whatever I have in the fridge. This time I used baby sweetcorn, cauliflower and baby spinach)
Thai Fragrant Jasmine Rice (measure as needed)
1 tsp of potato flour
2-3oz of water
dash of soy sauce
1 tbsp of oyster sauce
You can buy these ingredients from some Tesco stores or any Chinese/Asian shop. I only know of the Asian Market on Queen Street in Gravesend and Thais ‘R’ Us on Lower Bridge Street in Canterbury, other than the obvious China Town in London.
You need to start cooking your rice first as this will take longer. If you have a rice cooker, use a little more water and throw in your vegetables with the rice. If not, then you can boil them together in a saucepan.
Using a very sharp knife, dice and mince the chicken so that it forms into tiny clumps. It does not need to be neat, just turned into manageable pieces for your baby. Heat the pan with a dash of oil, then toss in the pieces of chicken with the oyster sauce. After a few minutes of browning the chicken, mix the potato flour with the water and add to the pan. Next add a splash of soy sauce, give it a stir and leave to cook on medium heat.
Continue to stir the chicken in the sauce until you think it is done. Make sure you do not overcook it as the sauce will thicken and become gloppy. Once the rice is cooked, it is ready to be served!