For the rice, I used basmati rice. I was out of jasmine. I brought 1 cup of canned coconut milk and 1 cup of water to a boil, then added 1 cup of rice. I let that simmer for about 30 minutes. While the rice was cooking, I whipped up the coconut curry sauce and then cut and cooked my veggies. It all came together perfectly. Here's the recipe for the sauce.
1 cup canned coconut milk
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons cold water
In a bowl, whisk together the water and cornstarch. Add the coconut milk, soy sauce, curry powder, and brown sugar. Whisk all the ingredients well. Set aside until the veggies are cooked.
For the veggies I used:
12 oz bag frozen Italian style vegetables (carrots, zucchini, cauliflower, lima beans, Italian green beans and red peppers)
1 large portobello, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
Heat a couple of teaspoons of olive oil in a non stick skillet and add the frozen vegetables, onions, and red bell pepper. Saute on medium heat for about 10 minutes then add the mushrooms. Saute for about 5 more minutes and add the coconut curry sauce. Cook just long enough for the sauce to heat up...about a minute.
I tried to be fancy and drizzle some sauce over my rice, but it didn't turn out how I was hoping. Oh well, the taste was what mattered the most, and the taste was great. :o)
I made a veggie wrap for lunch, but didn't get to take a picture of it. I scarfed it down as I was blogging. I spread some roasted red pepper hummus on a wheat tortilla and added some lettuce, red bell pepper, and some avocado.....YUM! I know what I'm having for lunch tomorrow. I don't keep avocados on hand, because they normally end up ruining before I get the chance to use them. I'm trying to do better with my avocados, so I even put some in my smoothie this morning. No picture for that either. Sorry, I was in a rush this morning. I barely got out the door to get to work on time, because my wrap took so long to make. Note to self....chop vegetables up at night. :o)