A mom emailed me this morning and reminded me that this Sunday is not only Valentine's Day, but also Chinese New Year. She and her husband always used to celebrate both holidays (prior to parenthood) by ordering in Chinese food. This year she wanted to switch things up by cooking a healthy, kid-friendly Chinese meal that her 18 month old would also enjoy. I sent her recipes for Sweet Potato Apple Cheddar "Purses" and Chinese Chicken Dumplings and Vegetable "Fried" Rice, but I thought I'd also add this Shrimp and Rice Noodle Stir Fry that has become one of my family's favorites.
Kenya is an obsessive shrimp eater and he also lives for noodles, so this recipe was a no brainer. With a dish like this, I try to pre-cut the vegetables and soak the noodles early in the day so that preparation at dinner time is a cinch. This is an amazing dish to serve your family this Sunday in celebration of two fun holidays. And it's so easy, you can play with your family all day and then come home and whip up dinner in no time flat! It will be double holiday deliciousness!
Photo by Maren Caruso.
We used these to make this recipe: