healthy home lunches for children

​​Claypot Vegetable Brown Rice


What you need

Brown rice *
2 cups

Seasoning

Pumpkin, cut into cubes
200 g

Vegetarian oyster sauce *

Small carrot, cut into cubes
1

Pepper
A dash

Long beans, cut into bite-sized pieces
3 stalks

Fresh mushrooms, cut into cubes
3

Garlic, minced
1 tsp

Spring onion, chopped finely (optional)
2 stalks

Vegetable stock *
3 cups

Vegetable stock *
3 cups

Oil *
1 tbsp

* Choose products with the Healthier Choice Symbol (HCS)

How to cook this dish

  • Heat a little oil in a frying pan and stir-fry garlic till fragrant.

  • Add the stir-fried garlic, cubed ingredients, brown rice and seasoning into the rice cooker and mix well.

  • Add in vegetable stock and switch on the rice cooker.

  • Once the rice is cooked, garnish with spring onions and serve.

Food for thought:

Brown rice is an example of whole-grains. Whole-grains contain higher amounts of fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. When cooking brown rice, pre-soak them before cooking or add more water when cooking.

Related: Brown Rice Paradise

Chicken Soup With Glutinous Rice Shapes


What you need

Chicken, minced
200 g

Chye Sim, cut into bite-sized pieces
3 stalks

Small tomato, cut into cubes
1

Chicken stock *
2 litres

Button mushrooms, cut into cubes
1

Pepper
A dash

Baby corn, cut into cubes
10

Sesame oil *
1/4 tbsp

Marinade

Light soy sauce *
1 tsp

Corn flour
1 tbsp

Pepper
A dash

Glutinous rice shapes

Glutinous rice flour
300 g

Water
2 cups

Mix flour with water and knead it into soft dough. Shape the dough into small shapes/balls

* Choose products with the Healthier Choice Symbol (HCS)

How to cook this dish

  • Mix minced chicken with marinade and shape into shapes/balls. Keep aside.

  • Boil chicken stock in pot.

  • Add minced chicken balls, button mushrooms, baby corn, Chye Sim, tomatoes and glutinous rice shapes/balls. Bring to a boil.

  • Remove from heat once rice shapes and chicken balls float to the surface.

  • Season with pepper and sesame oil. Serve hot.

Related: Chicken with Stewed Tomatoes

Sweet Corn Chicken Patty


What you need

Chicken, minced
200 g

Seasoning

Tau Kwa
1 piece

Light soy sauce *
2 tbsp

Sweet corn kernels
1 cup

Dark soy sauce *
1/2 tsp

Onion, cut into small cubes
1 big

Pepper
A dash

Spring onions, finely chopped
2 stalks

Sesame oil *
1/4 tsp

Oil *
2 tbsp

Corn flour
3 tbsp

* Choose products with the Healthier Choice Symbol (HCS)

How to cook this dish

  • Mash the Tau Kwa and mix in the minced chicken, onions and spring onions evenly.

  • Add seasoning and sweet corn kernels. Mix well.

  • Shape into small patties.

  • Heat oil in frying pan and pan-fry patties until both sides turn golden brown

  • Arrange sweet corn chicken patties on top of a bed of lettuce and serve.