Monday, 30 September 2013

G is for Green Curry and Rice for The Kids Cook Monday

Dinner tonight involved a quick curry and accompaniments made from some basic ingredients and a few good store bought items.  Here in the threefootcooks household we have been getting our house ready for sale so quick and easy dinners have been on the menu each night for the last week. Spaghetti bolognaise, tacos, fish and chips and even takeaway pizza (a good quality one) have been the extent of our cooking with both hubby and myself tired out at the end of each day with repainting the outside of the house, washing walls, mulching the gardens and sorting through the accumulated clutter.

G is for Green Curry
Thai green curry has lots of variations. We keep ours pretty simple and fairly mild too. I am hopeful that one day soon Bear and Bee will be wiling to try this delicious curry as a complete dish rather than just the individual components of chicken, vegies, rice and naan bread.



Thai Green Chicken Curry
Serves 2 adults and 2 children

Ingredients
2 tablespoons green curry paste
400ml light coconut cream
300g chicken thigh fillets, cubed
200g vegetables (we used green beans, peas and shallots but capsicum, broccoli and zucchini would work well too)
1 pkt microwave ready brown rice
4 naan breads, toasted

Directions

G is for Green Curry
G is for Green Curry
The rounded edges on beans make them tricky to cut.  Snapping is a good option.
1. Prepare the vegetables. Bear snapped the beans and Bee shelled some of the peas (yes they are sugar snap peas she is shelling. I know they aren't supposed to be shelled but that's the way Bee likes them!)
2. In a medium sized saucepan, fry the curry paste for 1 minute. This increases the flavour.
3. Pour in the coconut cream. Mix well and bring to the boil.
4. Add in the chicken and simmer for 10 minutes.
5. Add the vegetables and cook for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

G is for Green Curry
6. Meanwhile cook the rice according to the directions on the packet.

G is for Green Curry
7. Heat the naan bread. We like the taste of the bread toasted so we use the toaster to heat it.

G is for Green Curry
8. Serve the curry with the rice and bread.

If you would like to try making your own naan bread check out our past post N is for Naan Bread.

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