Thai Green Curry Rice

Prep: 20 minutes (cooked rice needed) Cook: 12 minutes

Serves:4

This rice dish is made with a Thai green curry paste that is sold in Asian markets, natural food stores and some supermarkets. To vary this recipe, try making it with red curry paste instead of the green curry paste.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 tbsp green curry paste
  • 2 cups Napa cabbage, chopped
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup snap peas
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (optional)
  • 4 cups cooked long grain brown rice
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh Thai basil, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 tsp coconut extract

Directions

Place the broth in a large pot along with the onion, bell peppers and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Stir in the curry paste. Add the cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, peas and soy sauce. Mix well, cover and cook for about 5 minutes, until vegetables are tender.

Add the remaining ingredients, mix well and cook until heated through, about 2-3 minutes.

Hint: Curry pastes are quite spicy so you may want to start out with the smaller amount and add more to taste. If you can't find fresh Thai basil, just use the fresh basil found in the produce department of your supermarket.

Coconut extract mixed into non-dairy milk makes a wonderful for substitute coconut milk in recipes.