THAI RED CHICKEN CURRY WITH CAULIFLOWER RICE
I absolutely love Thai red curry, but the generic, restaurant prepared one served with white rice is very carb and calorie dense, meaning you should only really eat a small portion...
But who wants to eat a small portion of dinner? Not me!
So I have created this SIMPLE recipe to solve this problem.
Because it is bulked up with lots of low carb, low calorie vegetables and served with cauliflower rice, you can eat a huge portion without the guilt, like all of my meals! The flavour of the sauce soaked into the cauliflower rice is to die for. Such a comforting, tasty, healthy meal!
Here it is...
Thai Red Chicken Curry with Cauliflower Rice
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
250 g chicken thighs or tenderloins
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 small brown onion, diced
1/2 head cauliflower chopped roughly
2 cups chopped low carb, non starchy vegetables (eg broccoli, mushrooms, capsicum, zucchini, eggplant)
1 large garlic clove, crushed
1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
1/2 tsp lemongrass
1/2 teaspoon chilli (optional)
2 large tbsp Thai red curry paste (see here to choose the right one!)
1 270 mL can light coconut milk (I use Aham Organic Light coconut milk)
1 bunch coriander
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large saucepan on medium heat, heat olive oil
Add chicken, garlic, ginger, lemongrass and curry paste. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the chicken is slightly browned
Add onion and veggies (not the cauliflower). Cook for approx 3 minutes whilst stirring occasionally
Stir through coconut milk and a handful of coriander and simmer on low heat while you make the cauliflower rice
To make cauliflower rice, throw the chunks into a food processor and blitz until it resembles bread crumbs! Transfer to a bowl and heat in microwave for approx 2 mins
Remove curry from heat. Season with salt, pepper and extra chilli if desired! Serve on top of a big mound of the cauli rice and top with some extra coriander!
Swap chicken to tofu (same amount) or beef (200g) if desired
Change red curry paste to green if desired
A splash of tamari makes this dish extra tasty too! As does an extra sprinkle of garlic and/or ginger powder too!
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