Organic Balsamic Vinegar is made from fresh grapes being boiled with the juice, skins, seeds, and stems, unlike wine vinegar. To qualify as balsamic vinegar, it has to be aged at least 12 years in wooden kegs. When kids cook with balsamic vinegar, it gets sweeter, bringing out the sweetness in the organic veggies. Balsamic vinegar is rich in antioxidants that are heart healthy, improve the body’s immune system, and fight cancer and cell damage.
Kids can put ½ cup organic brown basmati rice in a pot with 1 ¼ cup water and simmer for 50 minutes. In a shallow pan, kids can put 1 chopped organic red potato, 5 sliced organic crimini mushrooms, ¼ cup chopped organic red onion, 1 ½ cup chopped organic purple cauliflower, and 1 chopped organic carrot (or any 4 cup combination of favorite veggies). In a small bowl mix with a fork, ¼ cup organic balsamic vinegar, 3 tbsp organic extra virgin olive oil, ¼ tsp organic dijon mustard, ½ tsp sea salt. Pour the marinade over the veggies and let them sit in the pan for 30 minutes. Kids can preheat the oven to 425° and line a sheet baking pan with parchment paper.
After the veggies have throughly marinaded in the balsamic vinegar mix, spread them evenly on the baking pan and roast 15 – 18 minutes. Plate the roasted veggies on top of the cooked organic brown basmati rice and serve.