Last week, a friend of mine asked if anyone else considers coconut curry as comfort food.
I’m not sure that it’s one of the first things to come to mind when I think about comfort food (mac and cheese, Ben and Jerry’s, french fries), but after a little thought, I decided it’s definitely one of my favorite out-to-eat comfort meals. To maximize comfort, I set out to make this meal at home.
It was simple, required few ingredients, and I got it all done within a half hour- while in my pajamas.
The weather is changing, school deadlines are overlapping and the holidays are coming. It’s time for comfort food. Just follow the recipe below.
- 2 cups Jasmine rice
- 2 green bell peppers
- 2 red bell peppers
- 1/2 of a white onion
- 2 cans of coconut milk
- 4 tablespoons red curry paste
- Cayenne pepper
- Pour both cans of coconut milk into a deep sauce pan and bring to a simmer
- Once the milk is simmering, whisk in four tbs of red curry paste and bring to a soft boil for 5 minutes
- Dice the the onion and chop peppers into 1/2 inch pieces
- Add a pinch of salt and a dash of cayenne pepper (adjust cayenne pepper to preferred level of heat)
- Add vegetables to curry mixture and let the mix simmer for 15 minutes or until veggies are soft
- When veggies are soft pour curry and veggies over prepared Jasmine rice and enjoy (:
Last night my roommates and I curled up on the couch, under layers of blankets, with bowls of warm coconut curry in hand as we rewatched season three of Sex & the City. Seconds were had and bellies were filled. Delight in small comforts, and give this warm vegan dish a try.