January 30

Cooking – Thai red chicken and veg curry with cauliflower rice

My favourite foods are saucy; spag bol, curry, stews…and guess what comes with them – yup carbs! Pasta, rice, potatoes. And although I know that I can eat rice – wild, red and brown are obviously better than white – and I can substitute pasta for rice noodles or something but that’s not the point, I need to during this little adventure try and eat better but find food which are still yummy.

So last night I cooked cauliflower rice with chicken and veg Thai red curry and it was yum! I will definitely cook it again and experiment other cauliflower rice recipes.

The Curry

(for 2 people)

  • 2 chicken breast – chopped up into cubes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1-2 tablespoons of thai red curry paste (make sure buy the one which only has herbs and spices in the ingredients, nothing you can’t pronounce!)
  • 1 cup coconut milk (I used lite)
  • loads of veggies, whichever you like (I used red pepper, mushrooms, courgette, broccoli, snow peas)

I got everything chopped and ready

Veggies ready to go
Veggies ready to go

 

Chopped the chicken and seasoned it with freshly ground salt and pepper

Tasty chook
Tasty chook

Get the coconut oil in a big heavy based frying pan on medium heat and once its nice and shimmery add the chicken and brown it

Getting your tan on chook
Getting your tan on chook

Once the chicken is brown (so dont worry if its not cooked all the way through) take it out the pan, on to a plate and put the onion in to the same pan and get it nice and cooked (when it goes kind of transparent). Then add the chicken back in and add the curry paste

 

The flavouring is ready
The flavouring is ready

And give it all a good stir so that the chicken is completely coated

All covered up with yummy paste
All covered up with yummy paste

Then add the coconut milk and stir so everything is covered

Curry coming along
Curry coming along

Then you’re ready to add the veggies. Stir and cover and put on looooow heat for at least 20 mins.

The rice

  • A medium cauliflower head – florets roughly chopped up
  • small onion – chopped up small (you can put it in the food processor to make it tiny)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Put the chopped up cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until it gets to a rice consistency

Get the cauli in the processor
Get the cauli in the processor
Fake rice!
Fake rice!

Fry up the onion in the coconut oil and once its translucent add the ‘rice’ and season (you can even add some paprika or chilly flakes)

Cooking up the fake rice
Cooking up the fake rice

Cover the cooking ‘rice’ and leave for 10-15 mins on lowish heat with the occasional stir. Then you are ready to serve!

Ready to munch!
Ready to munch!

Hey and guess what it was yuuumy!

 

 

 

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