OH my gosh! I am so excited to share this recipe with you! I am in love. My kids love it too. It is a light curry flavor, just enough to get them started if they have never tried it. Dive in! It is definitely a staple at the McKittrick house!
Curry WOW Bowl
¾ brown basmati rice
1 large potato
1 yellow onion
3 Tbl matsaman curry paste
1 can lite coconut milk
2 Tbl tamarind liquid
3 Tbl fish sauce
1/3 cup chopped cashews
2 red peppers
Combine basmati rice and 4 cups water in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer 30 minutes. Then add lentils, bring to a boil again and cover and simmer 15-20 more minutes.
In the meantime, cut veggies. Sauté onions, carrots and potatoes for a couple minutes in a little olive oil. Then slide the veggies to the sides of pan and add 2 Tbl olive oil and curry paste into the middle of the veggies. Allow the paste to cook for 2 minutes. Add half of the can of coconut milk and begin to mix to blend the sauce. Add the rest of the milk, tamarind and fish sauce. Stir.
Drain lentils and rice and add to the curry. Then add the red peppers and the cashews. Serve with chopped cilantro on the top. Sit back and allow the dance your taste buds wil do!
Pssst..... Here is a pressure cooker / Insta Pot version of this recipe. Blows my mind! It cooks in 4 minutes!
*Use red lentils for this version, they cook faster.
Start by cooking the rice separately by itself on the stove.
Add 3/4 cup red lentils, 2 1/4 cups water to cold pressure cooker. Also add the potato, carrots, onion, curry paste. tamarind, and fish sauce. Stir and combine well. Set timer to cook for 4 minutes and allow the pressure to release naturally.
Chop red peppers. When you open the pot add red peppers and coconut milk. Also add nuts if desired. Serve over rice with a little cilantro on top and be ready for your taste buds to dance! I am in love with this recipe!
Here are some links for some Interesting ingredients needed for this recipe. These sauces are the exact brand that I use and they are SO GOOD! They will also make lots and lots and store well in the refrigerator for a long period of time. The rice and the lentils you can also find in the health food store (a little cheaper) in bulk.