I got to choose the first "secret ingredient" since I will be out of town next week and I had already done my grocery shopping for this week when we were choosing it. I selected:
Here's the ingredients that I used:
1/2 head of cauliflower, chopped into bite-sized pieces
1/2 onion (red or white) chopped
10 new potatoes, chopped into bite-sized pieces
1 Serano pepper (or any chile pepper)
1 T olive oil
1 T canola oil (I use this instead of olive oil due to the higher smoke point of canola oil.)
1/2 c vegetable broth
1/2 c skim milk
1 packet Taste of Thai yellow curry paste
Salt and pepper to taste
1 c Basmati rice
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Cook rice according to directions. Continue with steps below while rice cooks
- Toss cauliflower and potatoes in olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Place cauliflower and potatoes on a baking sheet (I use a pizza stone) and roast for about 15 min.
- In a deep pan, saute the onions in the canola oil until tender.
- Add garlic and pepper, saute for 1-2 minutes.
- Add vegetable broth, milk and curry paste. Stir well to ensure paste dissolves. Simmer until cauliflower and potatoes are ready.
- Add cauliflower and potatoes and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
- Serve curry over rice. (Maybe grab a glass of milk to go with it!)
You may have noticed that the original recipe called for coconut milk. I used it the first time, but that requires buying a special can of coconut milk and then you only use half of it. The 2nd time I made this I tried regular skim milk and I couldn't taste the difference, and you always have milk in the fridge!
Also, you may have noticed I left out the tofu! That was more because I didn't buy tofu at the store. If you choose to include tofu in yours (which I highly recommend), go ahead and cut it into bite sized pieces and saute it in some canola oil before tossing it in with the cauliflower and potatoes. Excellent source of protein and keeps the dish vegetarian.
|Potatoes and cauliflower to be roasted|
|This is the curry paste I used.|
|Simmering, waiting for roasted veggies.|
|Packed it away before I hit the gym!|
|Always awesome to come home to a home-cooked meal!|