15 August 2011

curry roasted cauliflower and double coconut jasmine rice.

towards the end of my pregnancy, i developed a real taste for spicy foods. like, really spicy foods. i'm not sure if it was my way of trying to induce labor to my almost 2 week late baby boy, or if i really enjoyed the extra heat. either way, it stuck, and i still can't get enough.

we tried these dishes over the weekend and they were delicious. never a huge fan of cauliflower, i could definitely eat it curried, spiced and roasted like this every time. i prefer roasting my vegetables over any other way of preparing them...and paired with coconut rice? i mean, come on...this combination is perfection.

curry roasted cauliflower with sweet peas.
i head cauliflower, cut into florets (about 4-5 cups)
2 tablespoons canola or grapeseed oil
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
2 cups frozen sweet peas, thawed
fresh cilantro leaves

preheat oven to 450 degrees. toss the cauliflower florets in the oil in a large bowl. add spices and toss again to coat each floret well. spread cauliflower onto foil lined baking sheet.

roast for 20 minutes, until cauliflower is beginning to blacken and is easily pierced with a fork. stir the thawed peas in with the hot cauliflower on the baking sheet, and sprinkle with fresh cilantro. serve with double coconut jasmine rice.

double coconut jasmine rice.
1 cup jasmine rice
1 cup water
1 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)
fresh cilantro

combine rice with water, coconut milk and salt in a small pot over high heat. bring the liquid to a boil, stir, and turn the heat down to low. cover and allow the rice to cook for 20 minutes.

at this point, most of the liquid should have been absorbed by the rice - check by stirring with fork. remove pot from heat, stir in shredded coconut and let stand, covered for an additional 10 minutes. fluff with fork and serve with fresh minced cilantro and curried cauliflower.

recipes found here.
the best. happy monday. xo.

1 comment:

Ashley Blackburn said...

This looks delish. I'm going to try it out.