“Black Butler” inspired chocolate spice curry recipe
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 2 cups rice
- 1 ½ cup water
- 1 small can coconut milk( or 1 ½ cup)
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 pack medium hot curry sauce mix(I use Golden Curry)
- 1 piece semi-sweet chocolate(¼ oz)
- 1 cup organic Tempeh(I used 3 grain)
- ½ cup chopped red onion
- ½ cup chopped red bell pepper
- ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
- ½ cup chopped carrot
- ½ cup chopped zucchini
- ½ cup chopped mushroom
- 1 tbsp. minced garlic
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 2-3 cups chicken stock
- sliced cilantro(optional garnish)
In a medium pot bring water, sugar and salt to a boil before adding coconut milk and rice. Reduce heat to low and cover pot. Let sit at least 20 minutes, covered, to cook slowly. remove from heat after 20 minutes, us a fork to fluff rice and allow to cool.
In a large sauce pan, bring butter to simmer and add garlic, and tempeh. Cook on medium heat until tempeh starts to become golden brown.
Reduce heat to medium low and add onions and then carrots. Allow to cook 5 minutes before deglazing the pan with 1 cup of chicken stock. Add remaining ingredients and cook an additional 5 minutes before adding another cup of stock to the pan.
Reduce heat to low and add curry sauce mix squares(only 2 to start) and ¼ oz block of chocolate. Stir often and allow to thicken slowly before adding any extra stock or curry sauce. You be the judge of how thick and spicy you want your curry. I used 3 clocks of curry and 3 cups of chicken stock with mine so that it was a medium spicy, medium thick sauce once finished. Serve curry over your coconut rice, for an awesome sweet/spicy combo, and garnish with Cilantro, if desired.
This is a great vegetarian dish(easily modified with vegetable stock instead of chicken) and no protein is needed when you use Tempeh in your curry. Tempeh is a soybean product(mine with Millet, Brown rice and Barley), and each serving contains 16g of protein. So no meat necessary! And you can always substitute any of the vegetables I used with the ones you have available, to make sure you never waste aging produce hiding in your fridge.
The sweet coconut rice alone is such a sinful treat, but add the spicy, rich curry on top and this dish will easily become your favorite! Sebastian himself would be proud to give this healthy dish to his young, picky master. Let your kids help, you might be surprised how a little chocolate and being involved can get even the pickiest eaters to try new ventures