I’ve never made a curry sauce before, but I had a general idea of what went in it. I did make a rookie mistake, however, of trying to make it a little thicker by adding a smidgen of arrowroot and water. It made it a little clumpy and a bit too thick . . .it didn’t affect the taste, but I recommend not trying to thicken it up. All in all, it turned out delicious and I’d definitely make this again, especially because it came together in no time. I didn’t make it spicy, but we did top off our servings with some sriracha, which was perfect! I steamed some veggies, but you can saute them, too.
2 C long grain white rice
3 C water
2 tsp Better than Bouillon paste
1 Tbs olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
3 Tbs curry powder
1 can coconut milk
1/2 C water
1/2 tsp Better than Bouillon
1 Tbs sugar
1 tsp dried basil
3/4 tsp dried ginger
Salt and pepper
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2″ pieces
1 C edamame
1 C mushrooms, sliced
1/2 C green onion, sliced
1 can sliced water chestnuts
Optional: Sriracha or other hot sauce
Whisk together the 3 cups of water and 2 tsp of bouillon paste; bring to a boil. Stir in the rice and cook on low for 15 minutes. Prepare your veggies how you’d like: steaming or sauteing. (minus the green onions)
Meanwhile, to make the sauce, heat the olive oil and then stir in the curry powder; cook for 2 minutes.
Add the garlic and cook another 2 minutes. Combine the 1/2 C of water and 1/2 tsp bouillon in a cup, then add to the sauce pan. Whisk in the coconut milk and season with the basil, ginger, and salt, and pepper; add in the sugar. Let it simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Ladle over the cooked rice and veggies and add some heat, if desired. Top with green onions. Enjoy!