Our 16 month old won't eat meat and it's hard to get enough protein into her. Baby Charlotte's very own dinner omelette is an invention her daddy "hatched" after she'd rejected many other dinners. To make Charlotte's omelette all you need is a few minutes (longer if you don't have left over rice), and a few simple ingredients (frozen peas and carrots, egg, rice, butter, cheese, & seasoning). We hope you and your little one(s) will enjoy this easy toddler pleasing dinner omelette
Step 1: See If You Have Any Rice Left Over From Last Nights Dinner (rice Pilaf Is Our Favorite)
Go in the fridge and see if you have any FRESH ENOUGH left over rice. If not, get your water boiling right now cause the baby is gonna get cranky waiting on you to fix her dinner.
Definition of FRESH ENOUGH RICE: it is not hard and it is less than 48 hours old. NO nasty chinese take-out rice allowed here!
ingredients for first step:
1/8 cup fresh enough leftover rice
OR 1/8 cup of the rice you are now cooking to serve for tonights dinner
Step 2: Gather Up the Rest of Your Ingredients and Cook Your Peas and Carrots
Cook frozen peas and carrots either in the microwave or stove top, you need 1/8 c for the omelette but I cook up 1/2 the bag and use it elsewhere.
Ingredients for Baby Charlotte's very own omelette:
1/8 c rice (if cooking, remember it tastes better if you let it set some once it's done boiling)
1/8 c frozen COOKED peas and carrots
1 fresh egg
1/8 c shredded mozarella cheese
butter for your pan
pinch of garlic powder
Step 3: Mix Ingredients
After your rice, peas, and carrots are all ready just mix your ingredients together in a bowl. By the way, my measurements aren't an exact science so you can give and take to suit your needs.
Step 4: Use Medium (not High) Heat to Melt Butter in Pan
Add about 1 tbsp. of butter and heat your pan on medium heat until the butter is nice and melted. Remember NO HIGH HEAT especially if you have a thin pan.
Step 5: Pour Ingredients Onto Your Pan
You want your ingredients to spread like a thick pancake in the middle of the pan.
Step 6: Flip When Brown
Watch for your edges to brown up and then flip.
Remember use MEDIUM HEAT so it will COOK nice and NOT BURN.
Step 7: Take Off Pan and Cut Into Squares
After your omelette is cooked and nicely browned on both sides, put it onto your cutting board and cut into strips and then squares.
Step 8: Mix, Cool, and Add Ketsup
Put your bite size pieces into a bowl, add ketchup, and let it cool down enough for baby.
BE CAREFUL TO MAKE SURE IT'S COOLED DOWN - the pieces on the bottom stay hot longer so DOUBLE CHECK a few times before you give it to your baby.
Step 9: Approach Your Toddler and Serve
Approach with caution if your little one is teething, cranky, and tends to instantly fling everything on the floor.
Step 10: Wait for a Reaction and Hope Charlotte's Very Own Omelette Is a Success!
In our case, she ate the whole thing! We wish you well and hope you enjoyed our very first instructable!