There is nothing so comforting as curry on a rainy night. Thai curries are one of my all time favorite comfort foods. This one, brought to me by Blue Apron, will make it into my regular rotation. This version is vegetarian, but, of course, you can add meat, if you like. (I did not toast the cashews and it was delicious.)
Makes: 2 Servings
Calories: About 640 Per Serving
Cooking Time: 35 to 45 minutes
On the Cutting Board
- 1¾ Cups Unsweetened Coconut Milk
- ¾ Cup Jasmine Rice
- 4 Ounces Green Beans
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 1 Lime
- 1 Yellow Onion
- 1 Sweet Potato
- 1 Bunch Cilantro
- 3 Tablespoons Cashews
- 2 Tablespoons Green Curry Paste
- 1 1-Inch Piece Ginger
Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel and mince the garlic and ginger. Peel and thinly slice the onion. Peel and medium dice the sweet potato. Using a peeler, remove the green rind of the lime, avoiding the white pith; mince the rind to get 2 teaspoons of zest (or use a zester). Quarter the lime. Roughly chop the cashews. Trim off and discard the stem ends of the green beans; halve crosswise. Pick the cilantro leaves off the stems; discard the stems.
In a small pot, combine the rice, a big pinch of salt and 1¼ cups of water. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer 11 to 13 minutes, or until the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Remove from heat and fluff the cooked rice with a fork. Set aside in a warm place.
While the rice cooks, in a large pot, heat 2 teaspoons of oil on medium until hot. Add the garlic and ginger; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until softened and fragrant. Add as much of the curry paste as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until the curry paste is toasted and fragrant.
Add the onion and sweet potato to the pot; season with salt. (If the pot seems dry, add 1 teaspoon of oil.) Cook, stirring frequently, 4 to 6 minutes, or until the onion has softened. Stir in the lime zest, coconut milk (shaking the can before opening) and ¾ cup of water. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 6 to 8 minutes, or until the sweet potato is tender when pierced with a fork.
While the curry simmers, heat a small, dry pan on medium until hot. Add thecashews and toast, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until lightly browned and fragrant. Transfer to a small bowl.
Add the green beans to the pot of curry. Simmer 1 to 3 minutes, or until the green beans are slightly tender. Remove from heat and stir in the juice of 2 lime wedges; season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide the finished curry between 2 bowls; top with the cooked rice. Garnish with the toasted cashews, cilantro and remaining lime wedges. Enjoy!