This recipe is definitely my go-to dish. Every time I don't know what to make for dinner, I make this, Coconut curry sauce on brown rice with lightly cooked veggies. Or if I've been baking all day and I haven't even thought about dinner, this seems to be the easiest dish to whip up. I always have all the ingredients in our home (I always write the item on the shopping list as soon as I use it so I always have all the ingredients at home).
This dish is easy and the whole family loves it. It has a light spicy kick and the taste isn't too coconuty but rather creamy and asian. This dish was created and inspired by my love for sweet and sour sauce, but it has to much sugar so I had to improvise. Over the years this is what I came up with.
First I add the rice to a pot, double the amount of rice with water, bring it to a boil and then turn down to a low heat and cook for 25 minutes. While I cut veggies for our salad I leave the bigger chunks for the main course. I cut up garlic and onion first and add them to the pan (a wok would be great to use) then carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, red pepper and mushrooms (in that order) and they always seem to finish at the same time. I add them to the pan as I cut them. We love our veggies with a bit of a crunch still, no soggy business.
Then once the veggies are cooked a bit I add the can of coconut milk, honey, curry powder and red curry paste to the veggies and whisk them in and turn up the heat for a couple minutes.
When the rice is done I let it sit in the pot to soak up the remaining water for 5 minutes. Then I add the rice to a casserole dish and pour the sauce and veggies on top and serve. We always sprinkle nutritional yeast, chia seeds and celtic sea salt on top of our dinner for more flavour and nutrients.
Since Chloe has a slight allergy to almonds I only chop and bake them when she is at her moms house. I love adding baked almonds to any dish really. Chop and bake on 350 degrees for 5-6 minutes.
*Note - Once you can smell them they should be done.
And voila it is finished.