Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Chicken Curry with Rice

Last month, I participated in the Grow. Swap. Share blog swap. If you remember, my swap partner was Dishing with Leslie and she shared her amazing cheesecake burritos over here.  Well, just in case you missed my post, here it is!
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chicken curry

Today, I’m going to share with you one of my favorite recipes: Chicken Curry with Rice. 

When I was a college freshman, I knew nothing about cooking.   After eating mainly Ramen Noodles and Pasta Roni for months, I decided I needed to expand my cooking repertoire. Luckily, I had some pretty awesome roommates.  Two of them were US Citizens, but lived in Japan for high school.  They had so many fun things to teach us all.  One of my most favorite things was when one of them would make Curry for everyone.  Until that point, I had never even heard of Curry.  Now I know that a lot of people are scared to try it because curry can be spicy.  But, that’s not completely true.  Just like with every other spicy food, you can also make it mild.  And it is so delicious.  To me, curry is the perfect comfort food. Just like pot roast and mashed potatoes.  I also love it because it can stretch really far and feed a huge crowd with no problem.

My method is super easy. Apart from chopping up vegetables, it is so simple to throw together. And this is the secret:

curry sauce mix


Golden Curry Sauce Mix. I have not come across a store that does not carry this in their Oriental Foods section. Even Wal-Mart has it.  This stuff is awesome!! It mixes with your meat and veggies to make a thick curry sauce.  It pulls this dinner together in no time! Plus, if you like food with a little bit of kick, it also comes in Medium and Hot.

Want to make a dish of your own? Here’s what you need:

curry ingredients

The cool thing about this recipe is that you can completely customize it. Don’t like bell peppers? No problem. Leave them out. Huge carrot fan? Add some extra. There really is no set ratio. I usually just throw in what I have.

First, you need to get your base ready. For the meat,  I cut up about 3 chicken breasts into cubes (you can also sub for beef). Dice up the onion. Then, mix the chicken and onions together and fry them in about 1 tablespoon of olive oil (or whatever cooking oil you prefer). Fry them until they are good and cooked.

curry step 1


Meanwhile, chop up your other veggies.

When the chicken and onions are thoroughly cooked, add all of the other veggies plus 3 cups of water.

curry step 2

Cover that and let it boil for about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, make your rice.

After the chicken and veggies have been cooking for 15 minutes, remove the lid. There should still be quite a bit of water. DO NOT drain the water. It took me quite a few times of making this to be okay with leaving the water. I always felt like there was too much and the finished dish would turn out watery. The first few times I decreased the water, and I can tell you from experience, the water is good, so keep it in the pan.
Open the box of curry sauce mix and add the cubes to the chicken and veggies.

curry step 3

Slowly cook it over a low heat and stir the curry in. It really only takes a few minutes before the cubes melt and create a gravy out of the leftover water.

curry step 4

When it’s thick, just serve over a bed of rice. I love this because you can dress it up and serve it with a salad, or use it as a stand alone dinner. Either way, it’s delicious!



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20 comments:

  1. This looks really good. My kids love curry too! I always add some to my stir fry if I want them to gobble it up. I'm excited to try the golden curry sauce!

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  2. Darn! I've been meaning to try this curry recipe of yours. Is it really spicy?

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  3. oh so yummy great meal

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  4. I saw this post yesterday and it looked so good I went out and bought the curry. Made it last night for dinner and it really WAS wonderful! Thanks for introducing us to something new.=)

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  5. I haven not see, or maybe noticed this sauce, but I will be seeking out now. I love curry chicken and it will be great to make my own version. This looks yummy good! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success!

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  6. I've never tried the Golden Curry Sauce, I'm going to have to though because this looks so good! I would love for you to share this at Mom's Test Meal Mondays!

    Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  7. Ooh! I've never tried curry, but this looks YUMMY!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

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  8. just to let you know that this has been featured on Serenity Saturday party @ www.serenityyou.com

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  9. My husband would really like this dish. I'm not a big curry fan, but this looks really good and easy to make! Found you at Serenity You!

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  10. This looks so good Shatzi!! Thank you for sharing with us again this week!! :) Bonnie

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  11. I've never had chicken curry but it sure looks good. I think I need to try this. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

    Holly

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  12. This looks delicious Shatzi! When can I go over for supper?

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  13. This looks great. I haven't heard of this curry sauce before but I m going to look for it. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow.

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  14. Super yum! I once made a chicken pot pie with curry in it and it was fantastic too. Loving your recipe because it makes it so easy.

    I wanted to take a moment to invite you to submit this and any other yummy recipes to my link party, Recipe Sharing Monday. Hope to see you there!

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  15. Hi there. This week's Food on Friday is all about curry! So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

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  16. Lovely dish. Thanks for linking it in to Food on Friday: Curries. I have just signed up to follow you. A follow back to Carole's Chatter would be wonderful – or are you already following? Cheers

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  17. It looks so yummy!!! Really lovely dish. Chicken Curry is my one of the best food I love most.. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.

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