So, a few weeks ago, besides the delicious spring rolls, I filmed with Denisa another recipe: chicken with Indian inspired sauce and simple boiled rice. This is one of my latest obsessions, ever since I got my spices and my curry pastes I keep making all things Asian inspired. When I film with Denisa I try to make interesting dishes but simple to make. Well most of the food I cook is fairly simple to make, as my mantra is to not spend more than one hour in the kitchen cooking a meal. And an hour is the absolute max, I try to limit everything to 45 minutes usually.
And thinking about something really easy, kind of healthy and really tasty I figured chicken with ginger and almond milk could do the trick. Add to the mix some spices like turmeric and cumin, a little bit of really spicy paprika for that extra hotness, fresh parsley or coriander, a tablespoon of tomatoes paste and a cup of cream to make it richer and you have yourself a meal ready in 30 minutes. Plus it’s delicious, exotic and perfect for the cold weather.
- 300g chicken breast (this is the quantity I used for two people given that we also had an appetizer)
- 2 teaspoons of grated fresh ginger
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 1 cup of cream
- 1 large onion
- 1 tablespoon of tomatoes paste (or canned tomatoes or fresh peeled tomatoes diced)
- Hot chili flakes or ground chili powder
- Rice – I used 1 bag of basmati rice and boiled it in salted water according to the ingredients on the package.
- Cut the meat into cubes and mix it together with the ginger, salt, pepper, chili, cumin and turmeric. Let it sit for 5 minutes coated in the spices.
- Sauté the onion in a little butter until softened. Add the chicken with the spices and fry it until the meat becomes opaque.
- Add the almond milk and cook for 5-6 minutes or until the chicken is almost ready (I usually taste it :P).
- Add the cream and let it simmer for another 2-3 minutes.
- Add the parsley and tomatoes and set it aside.
- Boil the rice.
- Set it up in the plates. I like to mix the rice with the rich, creamy sauce for the perfect balance. Enjoy!
And here is the full video (only in Romanian) to actually see the steps described above. Hope you will enjoy (“thumbs up” if you do)<3
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