Check out the recipe tutorial that includes a slide show and video for making an extra nutritious meal I call “Norwegian Casserole” as I learned to make it while living in Norway the summer of 1984. It was taught to me by the mother of the family I stayed with: Mrs. Eva Bath. Using a wok instead of a pot is one of my adaptations to her recipe. It is not only delicious but very healthy as well.
Ingredients for Recipe:
Please note: This makes 3 large-size servings or 4 medium-size servings.
Vegetable ingredients cooked in the wok:
One stick of butter
2 tablespoons of basil
2 tablespoons of thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup of chopped-up green onions
1 bag of sliced-up baby carrots
1 large bag of chopped cabbage or cole slaw mix
2 tablespoons of dried parsley
2 cups of water
Meat ingredients cooked in a fry pan:
6 to 8 beef franks sliced up into 1/4-inch slices
Rice ingredients cooked in a sauce pan with a lid:
2 cups of water
2 cups of white Minute Maid Rice
Please note: Use any kind of rice that you prefer.
Cooking Instructions for making vegetable portion of recipe in an electric Wok:
Step 1: Cut up about 1 cup of green onions into small pieces.
Step 2: Slice up an entire bag of baby carrots into 1/4-inch slices.
Step 3: Have one bag of shredded cabbage or cole slaw open and ready to go.
Step 4: Have basil, thyme, parsley, and two cups of water nearby. Also, if you enjoy salt and pepper, have them nearby as well.
Step 5: Place one stick of butter in an electric wok. Turn the heat on high. Allow the butter to melt.
Step 6: Sprinkle in one tablespoon of basil and stir.
Step 7: Sprinkle in one tablespoon of thyme and stir.
Step 8: Add in the green onions and cook for about 2 minutes until they have a chance to caramelize.
Step 9: Add in the carrots and stir.
Step 10: Add in the cabbage and stir.
Step 11: Pour in 2 cups of water and stir.
Step 12: Add 2 tablespoons or more of dried parsley and stir.
Step 13: Based on your taste preferences, add an additional tablespoon of basil, an additional tablespoon of thyme, and salt and pepper (if you like those final two ingredients). Stir well.
Step 14: To give it a chance to cook down, place the lid on the wok, turn the heat to medium, and cook for about 25 to 30 minutes until the carrots are fork-tender.
Cooking Instructions for making meat portion of recipe in a frying pan:
Step 15: Slice up 6 to 8 beef franks into 1/4-inch slices.
Step 16: Spray a large frying pan with cooking oil. Preheat for no more than one minute on high heat.
Step 17: Add the beef franks to the frying pan and spread them out. Cook them on medium high heat until desired level of doneness. (Please note: My husband and I like them when they get slightly black on the edges.)
Step 18: Then remove from heat and set aside.
Cooking Instructions for making rice portion of recipe in a sauce pan with lid:
Step 19: Add 2 cups of water into a sauce pan that has a lid.
Step 20: Let the water come to a rolling boil.
Step 21: Add 2 cups of Minute Maid white rice kernels. Stir.
Step 22: Place the lid on the sauce pan, remove from the heat, and let simmer for at least five minutes.
Step 23: When you finally take the lid off, fluff the rice, and it will be ready to serve.
Serving instructions – Putting it altogether:
Step 24: When the veggies in the wok are fork-tender, place a large scoop or two of the vegetable mixture from the wok onto a plate.
Step 25: Place a large scoop or two of the hot white rice.
Step 26: Place several slices of fried sliced-up beef franks on a plate.
Please note: I like to stir those three servings all together and eat it like a casserole. My husband likes to eat each portion separately. Try it both ways to see which way you prefer.
Step 27: Serve and enjoy! This makes 3 to 4 good-size servings.
Please note: The leftovers warm up beautifully in the microwave. They taste just as good as leftovers as they did when the recipe was first made. Simply flick it with water and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
Details about the slideshow
The slideshow shows the various steps of making this delicious recipe.
Details about the video
The video gives you a complete cooking tutorial on how to make this recipe. You can click on the video in the sidebar or you can watch it directly on YouTube by clicking below:
- How to make Norwegian Casserole in a Wok
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