Monday, September 27, 2010

Super Easy Thai Coconut Rice

I live fried rice as a quick and easy answer the question of what is for dinner. This dish is nothing fancy, for sure, but it tastes great and the kids love it. You can use chickpeas, tofu, or seitan in place of the Tofurky--it's just what I had on hand. Try to pick a veggie mix with some great colour that can contrast the yellow rice. I really don't put a lot of curry paste in because I enjoy the creamy mellowness of the coconut milk and tumeric.

INGREDIENTS
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 large sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tbsp lemongrass paste
- yellow or red curry paste to taste
- 4 cups cold cooked rice
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 tsp tumeric
- 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
- 1 pkg Tofurky lunch meat, cut into strips
- 3 cups frozen veggies (some Asian mix), thawed
- salt to taste

METHOD
1. Heat wok over med-hi heat, then swirl oil in. Add onions and stir fry for 2-3 mins, until golden and softened. Add garlic and stry fry 30 seconds. Then add lemongrass paste and curry paste and mix well.
2. Add rice and fry for a few mins, turning to coat the rice well. Add coconut milk, tumeric, and hoisin, and lower heat to medium, mixing well. Add more coconut milk of mixture is too dry.
3. Add Tofurky and veggies and heat through. Season with salt and serve.

9 comments:

Stephanie said...

What a gorgeous photo, and I just love that you linked us to Martha Stewart! I wish she would go vegan so I could get even more great inspiration from her : )

dreaminitvegan said...

I love Thai food. This sounds wonderful!

Mariel said...

question: any idea if one can buy lemongrass paste? it seems like a lot to make for so little to use and martha says you have to use in two days. and i would hate to leave it out because it sounds so good!

Little Miss Cupcakes said...

I made this for dinner tonight with chickpeas instead of tofu ( i didnt have any) and I loved it! It was easy, quick and healthy.

Thanks

chris said...

This looks good and something my omni crew would eat

Valerie Reanne said...

This looks absolutely delicious! I'm going to try this with some leftover seitan. As a matter of fact, this week I plan on making the tempeh "meatloaf" recipe posted months ago too! You're recipes never disappoint. If you have time, venture over to my blog to read reviews and recipes on all things vegan (http://veganfriction.blogspot.com/). Thanks!

Amandah said...

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Stephanie said...

I made this last night and it was delicious. Even though I didn't measure out anything, I just eyed it all, it turned out yummy. That's my kind of cooking. Few steps, few dishes, almost no prep.

Elaine said...

I just had coconut rice at a local Thai restaurant for the first time last week and fell in love. Thanks for the recipe, now I can recreate at home!