Kids in the Kitchen

Eat, Play, Shove
The husband has traditionally gotten a bad wrap as being a terrible cook. This stereotype most likely comes from the fact that it’s true. To help us along, author and culinary instructor Danielle is here to teach us a thing or two about making a meal without making a fool of ourselves.

Today we are going to do something a little different. Instead of me just writing about the recipe that my child made last week, I am going to show you the recipe as my son makes it. For this little number I so kindly volunteered my 13 year old. He was not too happy about it and is more than a little camera shy. So, you will not actually see his face in this video, but you will hear him and me talking throughout the making of the recipe. Guess I need to tell you what he’s making huh? Ha.

Ty will be making Hamburger Rice for your viewing pleasure today. This is the third time he has made this recipe, which is why I chose it. I knew he would be more comfortable. The recipe can be found in the video as well below.

Hamburger Rice
2 Cups cooked rice
2 lb. Ground Beef
1 Garlic Clove, minced
1 4 oz. Can Mushrooms, chopped
2 tsp. Ranch Powder
2 tsp. Season Salt
1 tsp. Onion Powder
3 Tbsp. Flour
2 Tbsp. Tomato Paste
2-3 Cups Chicken Broth

In a large skillet, over medium heat cook ground beef. When ground beef is half way done, the meat still has pink, add the mushrooms, garlic and seasonings. Cook until there is no pink in the ground beef. Stir in flour. Making sure to stir thoroughly. Cook for about a minute to allow the flour flavor to cook out. Then add tomato paste, stir until incorporated. Now begin to add the chicken broth. Usually you can add equivalent amounts of liquid for flour, but it is always best to start with small amounts. It is always easier to thin a sauce out than to thicken it. I would add about 1 cup at a time. Once you add the chicken broth allow the mixture to come to a boil. The thickness at boiling point is the thickness it will be. If it is too thick add more broth. If it is too thin you can add a cornstarch slurry (equal parts cornstarch and chicken broth-must be cold or room temperature). Once the sauce has reached the desired consistency, remove from heat and serve over rice or pasta, your choice.

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