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Easy Chicken and Vegetable Curry with Rice

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This is so easy it’s almost a frickin’ joke.

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Especially if you use a rice cooker like these lazy pants. (I’m pointing to myself right now. And I’m crinkling up my lips to show sass.)

So this is what happens. Are you ready? Don’t look at the next two photos because I want to tell you about it first! You already looked. I can sense it. I guess I just enjoy setting myself up to fail. I wish I knew what that even meant.

FOCUS, BEV.

Okay, you’re going to seriously flip all of the lids. Take some curry paste, green, red, purple, what have you, and whisk it with some coconut milk and water in a bowl. Right? Okay, then pour it over your rice in a rice cooker and that.is.it.

Well, I mean you have to turn the rice cooker on.

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Dudes (can I call you dudes?), it’s straight up infusion-ville in there! All that rice just soaks up that incredible flavuh flave and you didn’t have to do diddly squat!

I like diddly squat cooking. It’s my groove. I have a diddly squat groove in case you didn’t know.

So while the rice cooks, you just chop up some chicken and sear sear sear.

You’ll also dice up some asparagus, red bell pepper, a little garlic and sauté sauté sauté. (that word is a pain to type three times in a row. because you have to do the accent part and it’s like, really? ugh.)

By the way, those two steps still fall in line with the diddly squat groove.

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Okay, a few important things to know:

1) Take e’rthang and toss it all together in a big bowl, so that it becomes one enormo happy family.

2) Squeeze a ridicu-ton of lime juice all in it to create the illusion that there’s a sauce. HAHA, TRICKED!

3) Don’t skimp on the scallions and ceelayantro, yo. If you don’t add them your house will be haunted with the ghost of Sammy Davis Jr. for the rest of eternity! (I picked a fun ghost just in case.)

4) I’m having a good hair day.

 

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Dinner this weekend? Yep.

Easy Chicken and Vegetable Curry:

What it took for 4:

* 1 cup uncooked white rice (jasmine or basmati is fine)
* 1 1/2 Tbs. green curry paste
* 1 cup coconut milk
* 1 cup water
* 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
* 1 pound chicken breast, cut into a small dice
* 3 cloves garlic, minced
* 1/2 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
* 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
* 2 scallions, sliced
* 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, for garnish
* 1 lime, plus a few more wedges for garnish
* coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

In a medium bowl, whisk together the curry paste, coconut milk and water. Place the rice in a medium pot or rice cooker, and pour the coconut milk mixture over the rice. Cook the rice in the cooker until done. (or use your favorite stovetop method!)

In a large sauté pan, bring the oil to a medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and sauté until cooked through and browned on all sides, maybe 6 minutes total. Remove from pan and place in a large bowl.

Back in the pan, add the asparagus and red bell pepper; sauté for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté one more minute. Season with salt and pepper.

Add the rice and vegetables to the bowl with the chicken, and toss it all up! Juice an entire lime into that mess. Toss, toss.

Serve garnished with scallions, cilantro and more lime if needed!

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Climb on in.

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22 Responses to Easy Chicken and Vegetable Curry with Rice

  1. Tieghan April 26, 2013 at 7:20 am #

    YUM! So my kind of meal and I love how easy it is! Easy is always good!

  2. Aimee @ Simple Bites April 26, 2013 at 7:24 am #

    I want this for dinner!! *checks pantry for ingredients*

  3. Quinn Cooper April 26, 2013 at 8:02 am #

    Looks super and yummy and relatively healthy.
    I’ll have to add this to my repetoir.
    xo Quinn

    Quinn Cooper Style

  4. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl April 26, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    WHY HAVEN’T I PUT COCONUT MILK IN MY RICE COOKER?!?! (I’m running through the streets in my nightgown screaming this right now with my hands in the air.)

  5. Cookin' Cowgirl April 26, 2013 at 8:24 am #

    YUM! I never think of curry/coconut flavors but I really like them. Yep, this is on the to-do list! Thanks, Bev!

  6. Carrie April 26, 2013 at 9:12 am #

    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cilantro. It’s the devil’s herb. I will gladly risk seeing Sammy while i try this delicious looking recipe. I think i have everything to make it tonight. Thanks!

  7. Carrie April 26, 2013 at 9:45 am #

    Listen, I don’t know who that other Carrie is, but she cray. Also, why do I feel the need to pin every.single.one. of your recipes? Oh because they’re all amazing? Check.

  8. claire @ the realistic nutritionist April 26, 2013 at 10:23 am #

    I love easy shiz.

  9. Tracy | Peanut Butter And Onion April 26, 2013 at 11:05 am #

    Wow that does look easy and yummy.

  10. Jackie @ The Beeroness April 26, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    Such an easy chicken, that little hussy.

  11. dixya@food, pleasure, and health April 26, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    i make rice quite often in a ricecooker but it never occurred to me that i should add coconut milk – thanks Bev, my dinner plans are set :)

  12. lisa April 26, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    I might try this in my crockpot. I’ve made a fried rice before in it where you brown the rice then put everything in.

  13. dishing up the dirt April 26, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

    easy and delicious. Sold!

  14. Karen @ The Food Charlatan April 26, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

    My brother introduced me to the coconut rice milk…awesome. This looks so easy!

  15. Notyet100 April 27, 2013 at 5:13 am #

    This one looks perfect for the weekend :)

  16. rissa April 28, 2013 at 12:04 am #

    hello from singapore! Ooh looks so good but coconut milk is really sinful :X

  17. Laurie {SimplyScratch} April 28, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

    I love my rice cooker! This might just have to be the next thing I make in it! PS… I just LOVE how easy this is Bev!

  18. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. April 29, 2013 at 1:27 am #

    This looks numtastic!

  19. Brian @ A Thought For Food April 29, 2013 at 6:29 am #

    I do that with my rice too! Always infusing it with other spices and flavorings… though I have never tried (but have always wanted) to cook my rice in coconut milk. Bril!

  20. Jen @ Savory Simple April 29, 2013 at 7:04 am #

    What a great weeknight meal!

  21. Nutmeg Nanny April 29, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    Oh yum! I love curry :) this looks delicious!

  22. Tyler May 4, 2013 at 5:48 am #

    This was delicious! I used red bell pepper, carrots and broccoli. It tasted really fresh!

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