Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Coconut Green Curry Quinoa

Last week I was on a super fun cruise with Amanda, Annie & Martha.  While I get caught up on laundry and put together a little recap of the trip, I figured I'd share a recipe with you in the meantime.

Coconut Green Curry Quinoa - yum! 
I took this from Pinch of Yum's Coconut Green Curry Lentils and just changed it up a bit.

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1/4 cup green curry paste
  • 3/4 teaspoon tumeric
Prepare the quinoa in a saucepan with water or chicken broth (I just used water) and add in the green curry paste and tumeric.
Once the quinoa is cooked, add the following to the same saucepan:
  • 1 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1½ tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
Make sure everything is mixed well and the butter is melted.

Add 1/2 cup of coconut milk and let it simmer for 5 - 10 minutes or until thick and creamy.

Separately, take two large handfuls of spinach and 1 cup of chopped mushrooms and heat them up in the microwave for about 2 minutes.  The spinach should be wilted and the mushrooms should be hot.

Mix everything together and serve.