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Coconut Curry

June 11, 2016

This is a pretty adaptable recipe.  You could use rice instead of quinoa and any amount of vegetables you have on hand.  I modified the curry to starch ratio more to my liking as the original recipe I had a lot of curry sauce.  You could also add any protein: tofu, chicken, shrimp, ect.

Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Total Time: 40 min
Yield:  2-3 servings
Taste: Good

INGREDIENTS: 

CURRY
1/2 Tbsp coconut or olive oil
1/2 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbsp)
1/2 Tbsp fresh grated ginger (or 1/2 tsp ground)
1/2 cup broccoli florets, diced
1/2 cup diced carrots
1/4 cup diced tomato
1/3 cup snow peas (loosely cut)
1/2 Tbsp curry powder
Several pinches cayenne or 1 dried red chili, diced (optional for heat)
1 14-ounce can light coconut milk
1/2 cup veggie stock
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Other vegetable options: cubed potatoes, chopped pineapple, diced red bell pepper

COCONUT QUINOA
1.5 cup water
3/4 cup quinoa
OPTIONAL
Fresh lemon juice
Cilantro, mint and/or basil
Red pepper flake

PROCEDURE:

  1. Add quinoa to a medium saucepan over medium heat and toast for 3 minutes. Add 1.5 cups water and bring to a boil.  Then reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the quinoa is light, fluffy and the liquid is absorbed. Set aside until serving.
  2. In the meantime, heat a large saucepan or pot to medium heat and add coconut or olive oil. Add the onion, garlic, ginger, carrot, broccoli and a pinch each salt and pepper and stir. Cook, stirring frequently, until softened – about 5 minutes.
  3. Add curry powder, cayenne (or chili pepper), veggie stock, coconut milk, another healthy pinch of salt and stir. Bring to a simmer then reduce heat slightly and continue cooking for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Add the snow peas and tomatoes in the last 5 minutes so they don’t overcook.
    Taste and adjust seasonings as needed: more salt, pepper, or spice.
  5. Serve over coconut quinoa and garnish with fresh lemon juice and herbs.

Source: Minimalist Baker

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