Today I had a little bit of this and that left in the fridge so I figured a curry is perfect for combining leftover produce in a batch of deliciousness. I combined two recipes from BBC Good Food and used a quick Garam Masala recipe (OK, but in the future I will probably be invest either time or money for a real version) to substitute for it in the recipe.
For the rice: Cook 1 cup brown or white rice in standard rice cooker
For the curry:
- 2 onions, sliced thinly
- 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 stalk Broccoli, cut into florets
- Handful of spinach (fresh)
- 1 can of peeled tomatoes, 14 oz
- Olive oil, for pan
- 1 tsp garam masala/spice mixture
- 1 tsp tumeric powder
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1 can Coconut Milk, 14 oz
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed/minced
- Add rice to rice cooker before prepping the vegetables – it will take a long time!
- Heat oil in a deep skillet or pot over medium heat, then add sliced onions. When translucent (about ~7 – 10 min), add garlic and spices and mix thoroughly for 2 – 3 minutes.
- Pour in can of tomatoes. Break down with a wooden spoon until chunky and allow it to simmer for 10 minutes.
- Pour in coconut milk and add s&p, stir occasionally and thicken for 15 minutes over medium-low heat. In the last 4 minutes, add in the broccoli florets to cook in the mixture
- Stir in chickpeas and spinach until spinach is wilted. Serve over rice!
Sister 2 here. Above you can see an bowl empty except for the dregs of the Panda Express I bought last night; it counted as two meals for me, with plenty of broccoli and chow mein. What can I say but “Om nom nom?” It was fairly delicious, except American Chinese food will never beat out legitimate Chinese food, of course. I used the bowl Sister 1 bought me and started on my eco-friendly journey with Mom’s metal chopsticks. I’m also avoiding an essay I have to write for Writ-140, and so I included as a background for my food a picture taken two winters ago when it snowed and we made a snow bunny. Note me wearing Dad’s silly Russian hat and Sister 1’s ridiculous orange winter coat. As for my other meals, I’ve been eating salads and fish from the wonderful EVK and Parkside dining halls. I hear Sister 1 and Sister 3 are eating spaghetti for dinner tonight. I’m jealous.