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Let’s face it: getting kids (and kids at heart) to eat their greens can be quite the challenge. Many parents have scoured the internet for ways and ideas to make vegetables more appealing for their kids — myself included. While fried food and hearty proteins can win any person’s heart, the sight of fresh vegetables isn’t always something they look favorably upon. Thankfully, I’ve come across this nutritious ulam idea that will turn even the most anti-vegetable of people into sure veggie lovers! And the best part? You can still enjoy your fried main dish beside it!
Whether it’s you or a loved one who isn’t vegetables’ biggest fan, make no mistake; you’re both going to love this ulam idea! Creamy, fragrant, and oh so delicious, you’ll find yourself craving this more than the meal it’s supposed to be accompanying!
What’s in this nutritious ulam idea?
One of the best parts of this ulam idea is how easy it is to find the ingredients for it! Indeed, the goal isn’t to spend more on food but to find new and innovative ways to work with what you already have. To make this ulam idea, you’ll need the following:
- Knorr Cream of Mushroom Soup. The hints of sweet, smoky, and umami flavors are what draw many to delicious mushroom soup. Mushroom soup is regarded by kids and adults alike as a favorite way to start any meal. And in main courses as well, dishes that have the same creamy, smoky flavor are always welcome. This creamy chicken with mushroom, or even the classic chicken a la king, are good examples of that! So if they work so well with proteins — why not try veggies for a change? In this nutritious ulam idea, your mushroom soup will make the perfect sauce base for yummy and sweet vegetables.
- Quail eggs. To add to the creaminess of this ulam idea, you have 12 quail eggs! Common in other vegetable medleys like chopsuey, quail eggs are rich in taste and will surely complement the other flavors brought about in this dish.
- Kernel corn, string beans, and carrots. As regards the vegetables we’ll be using today, we look no further than these three! Corn is a sweet, delightful, and bite-sized starch that you can enjoy in this dish as well as as a light snack. String beans and carrots, meanwhile, are just as nutritious as they are delicious — chock full of health benefits that’ll make your body healthy and your stomach happy! If you like, you can also choose to add other veggies to the mix! Snap peas or even green peas may be a fine addition to this delightful combination.
- Onion and garlic, butter, and salt and ground black pepper. Last but certainly not least, these are the staple ingredients that’ll tie your dish together. You’ll notice that instead of using cooking oil like we usually do, we’ll be cooking with butter instead! The use of butter allows for a creamier and richer version of this dish; we all love buttered corn and carrots, right? With onion and garlic as your mainstay pantry ingredients and salt and ground black pepper to taste, you have for yourself a winning combination in this ulam idea! If you want to make your dish creamier, you can also add pieces of cheese.
How delicious is it?
Imagine the most delicious combination of sweet and savory; that’s what you have in this ulam idea! I personally love the different layers of flavor you get from all of the components which work so well together. You have the slight smokiness and richness of your mushroom sauce; the creaminess of your quail eggs; and all the different textures and tastes that come with your vegetables. What’s more, you even get the slight buttery taste that comes from cooking with it! Altogether, this is a dish that’ll have your mouth watering from the look of it alone. Take one bite, and you’ll be wanting more and more!
How to make it
Making this ulam idea is actually incredibly easy!
Saute the ingredients
You start with melting three tablespoons of butter in a pan, which you’ll be using instead of your usual cooking oil. Sauté your garlic and onion slices until your onions soften; then, add your carrot slices. Cook this for about 2 minutes. Add your whole kernel corn and string beans next and cook for 2 minutes more!
Add Knorr Cream of Mushroom Soup
In a separate bowl, combine 38 grams of your Knorr Cream of Mushroom Soup and water. Stir these together before pouring it into the pan with your other vegetables. Stir and cook until your mixture thickens; you don’t want your dish to be too soupy, but the mushroom soup-water mix will definitely make for a nice and viscous sauce!
With salt and ground black pepper to taste, season your dish as a final step. Add your 12 quail eggs that you’d boiled prior, and gently stir until you’re satisfied and the ingredients are well-incorporated. Turn the heat off your stove and serve this dish with your favorite fried main!
Delicious, appetizing, and nutritious — this ulam idea is a sure hit! Let us know what you and your family thought of this tasty side!
What can I serve this ulam with?
As you’ve probably seen from the video, this dish makes the perfect side to your favorite fried food! Make your main courses a bit healthier, even when you’re enjoying chicken nuggets or even indulgent pork chop. There’s no need to give up your favorites in order to enjoy this ulam idea; especially not when you can enjoy them side by side! As for other recipes you can serve with this ulam idea, I have the following recommendations:
- Melt butter in a pan. Saute garlic and onion.
- Add carrot once the onion softens. Cook for 2 minutes.
- Add whole kernel corn and string beans. Cook for 2 mimutes.
- Combine Knorr Cream of Mushroom Soup and water. Stir. Pour the mixture into the pan. Stir and cook until the mixture thickens.
- Season with salt and ground black pepper.
- Add the boiled quail eggs. Gently stir.
- Serve this with your fried main dish.