Red Curry Vegetable with Jasmine Rice
Red Curry Vegetable with Jasmine Rice. This meal is completely free from meat, and would be a very suitable meal for vegetarians. The rich red curry sauce together with crisp vegetables and jasmine rice is a winning combination. Quick, easy and delicious.
Red curry is a dish that comes from Thailand, but is now available in many Thai restaurants around the world. Curry itself is attributed to a more general area, used regularly in Indian and Southeast Asian cuisine. Curry covers a wide variety of items so is hard to specifically define, but most contain a mixture of spices and herbs, with chilies added if extra heat is desired.
Red curry is generally considered to be the most versatile of the Thai curries, and is usually made with a coconut milk base. Although red curry usually has red chili peppers in it, most of the color is actually from fresh turmeric. Other common ingredients include garlic cloves, sea salt and fresh lemon grass.
The balance of the ingredients often depends on the desired spice, as more chilies will result in a spicier curry. Other items are often added, such as snow peas, bok choy, sugar, fish sauce, scallions, bell peppers, or limes.
When ordered at a Thai restaurant, desired spice level can be requested, usually with a scale set and provided by the chefs. This is important since Thai flavors are often considered too spicy by foreigners that are not used to the cuisine, as it allows them to order a tamer version of the dish without ruining it for others. In many places the dish is also served on a bed of jasmine rice, which helps to absorb some of the sauces and flavors. It can be served either in a bowl or plate, often dictated by the amount of liquid leftover.
Cooked rice (water, of which 30 % jasmine rice, of which 8% red rice, sunflower oil), coconut extract, pineapple 9.5%, baby corn 9%, bamboo shoot 9%, water, red bell pepper, sweet basil, red chili, salt , sugar, corn starch, garlic,lemon grass, shallot, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, cayenne powder, yeast extract, coriander seed, coriander root.
|Nutritional values per 100g.|
|Energy||456 kJ / 109 kcal|
|– of which saturates||2,5g|
|– of which sugars||2,7g|