Hot Red Curry

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Makes 5 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans of coconut milk (1 light, 1 full fat)
  • 1 4oz. container of Maesri red curry
  • 2 small or medium organic yellow onions( roughly chopped)
  • 1 one in. thumb of fresh, organic ginger root
  • 5 cloves of organic garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 lb. of organic carrots (cleaned and chopped) 
  • 2 organic bell peppers (I use one red, one yellow) 
  •  1/2 cup of organic broccoli 
  • 2 cups of organic white basmati rice
  • 2 tablespoons of organic virgin coconut oil

 

The Curry:

Over medium heat add  1 tablespoon coconut oil, ginger, garlic, and onion to a medium stock pot. Cook until fragrant (about 2 minutes). 

Add one 13.5 oz. can of light coconut milk.

Add and stir one 4 oz. can of Maesri red curry paste. 

Stir until curry paste, garlic, ginger, onions and coconut milk are completely mixed.  

Add one 13.5 oz can of full fat (classic) coconut milk. 

Add chopped carrots, peppers, and broccoli.

Add protein (tofu, chicken, etc.) if desired.

Simmer for about 30 minutes, or until carrots are tender.

 

The Rice:

Rinse 2 cups of white (or brown) basmati rice under cool water until water runs clear.

In a medium pot melt 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

Stir rice into melted oil making sure to evenly coat the grain.

Add 4 cups of water and bring to boil 

Reduce to simmer and cover until rice is tender and all water is evaporated.

Remove from heat, fluff, and cover and let sit for 5 minutes

Add a hearty portion of rice to a bowl and top with as much curry as you like. 

This recipe has become a household favorite of mine. It's packed full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and anti-cancer nutrients. It's very high in fiber, and extremely flavorful!

Made this meal can be tweaked slightly to add your favorite protein (chicken, tofu, etc.) 

 

The Big Three: 

Chili peppers, garlic, and ginger are the three most beneficial spices found in this dish. I've included brief descriptions of their therapeutic effects. The other ingredients in this recipe will be expanded upon in later blog posts, so don't forget to come back and keep reading! 

Chili peppers contain capsaicin, a powerful substance that gives them their fiery feel. This chemical has shown promise in preventing prostate cancer, maintining healthy circulation, and managing pain. It may even help trim your waistline; feel the burn!

Garlic is a wonderful bulb known for its many therapeutic benefits. Its medicinal value is often attributed to a compound called allicin, found in crushed, chopped, or masticated garlic. Allicin is believed to help lower bad cholesterol and improve heart health. Several sulfur containing compounds found in garlic also help fight infection, cancer, arthritis, and other illnesses.

Ginger, a powerful root often used to add warmth, also stimulates digestive health and aids in detoxification of the body. Ginger also has suspected antioxidant properties. 

The vegetables in this dish contain high levels of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that will all be expanded upon in later posts. Stay tuned!

Enjoy, 

Morgan Kelley

 

 

*while this meal is extremely nutritious and packed full of nutrients, it is not intended to cure any diseases. If you have any concerns speak with your healthcare provider.