Kitchen Tips

Kid-friendly Asian Recipes for Easy Midweek Dinners

Take the hassle out of mealtime by creating kid-friendly Asian recipes for easy midweek dinners. The kids will love the mild, sweet flavours of these Asian dishes – and you’ll love the fact that they’re packed with vegetables and are quick to prepare.

Sweet and sour beef

Easy does it with this simple sweet and sour beef recipe. Add red capsicum and thinly sliced carrots for an extra serve of vegetables. This family-friendly dinner is ready in 20 minutes.

Sweet and Sour Beef

Sticky pork stir-fry

Anything with ‘sticky’ in the title is going to appeal to kids! This sticky pork and vegetable stir-fry with udon noodles features the sweetness of orange juice, honey and brown sugar – go easy on the chilli powder and kaffir lime if you’re cooking for delicate palates.

Sticky Pork and Vegetable Stir-fry with Udon Noodles Recipe

Pineapple and chicken rice

Fans of ham and pineapple pizza won’t need much persuading to try this pineapple and chicken rice. Allow the chicken to marinate for half an hour for the best results – don’t worry, the cooking time is still under 15 minutes.

Pineapple and Chicken Rice

Salmon burgers

Finally, a healthy alternative to burgers! These Japanese-style salmon burgers are made with fresh salmon and mashed potato. For the youngest family members, omit the wasabi in the patties. Adults can add as much as they like to the mayonnaise.

Japanese salmon burgers Recipe - Dish

Chinese fried rice

Chinese fried rice is a fantastic way to introduce toddlers to Asian food as it’s mild in flavour and is easy to eat. For little ones, hold the spring onions and switch the Chinese sausage for bacon, but feel free to experiment with extra vegetables such as corn kernels or diced capsicum.

chinese fried rice recipe

For more family-friendly meal ideas, try these Malaysian family favourites, or top chicken recipes for easy midweek dinners.

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