Warming Winter Curry

I am all about comforting, warm food these days. As I mentioned in my previous post, I also like to cook a big batch of a meal, so that I have food for dinner and lunch, and can save valuable time. That’s why this recipe is a big win!warming-curry2

There is no way to get this recipe wrong. In fact I have been making different variations of it in the past few weeks, so that we always have new flavours. By that I mean that I regularly swap the veggies I put in it, depending on what I have in the fridge. I also change the seasoning, and experiment with different herbs and spices. Every time I end up with a delicious meal! Save this recipe, for days when you wonder what to cook with the ingredients you have in your fridge ;).

Here is the recipe for this delicious and easy curry:

Ingredients (serves 6-8):

  • 1 1/2 cup brown rice
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 200gr tempeh (cut in cubes)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 onion (chopped in cubes)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper (chopped in cubes)
  • 1 zucchini (chopped in cubes)
  • 200gr cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 100gr peas (frozen or fresh)
  • 300gr spinach (frozen or fresh)
  • 1/2 lemon
  • handful of fresh coriander

Spices:

  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp chilli
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard
  • salt and pepper

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Method:

  1. Soak the brown rice for a few hours if you have the time. Otherwise place it in a pan together with 3 cups of water and bring to a boil. Boil for about 30 min, until the rice is tender and soft.
  2. While the rice is cooking, prepare your sauce. Heat a pan and add the coconut oil, onion, pepper and garlic. Stir until the onion becomes soft and translucent.
  3. Add the dry spices (without the mustard), the zucchini, tempeh mushrooms, spinach and peas.
  4. Stir well on a medium heat and then add the coconut milk and mustard. Stir until all the veggies are soft and cooked.
  5. Season the sauce with salt, pepper and if needed, more spice.
  6. Drain the cooked rice and fold it in the sauce. Mix well.
  7. Serve with a slice of lemon and some fresh coriander.

Enjoy!

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