Easy, fast, but also sophisticated. Basmati rice with chicken curry is in its own way a oriental cuisine classic, which solves an entire menu at once, because it is a substantial menu single dish.
The water needed to cook rice, equal to its volume, may seem low, but it is not. The important thing is that the cooking is airtight, without vents, so as not to disperse the steam. With a little water, rice retains more starch and flavor.
the coconut milk it is a very common element of Asian gastronomy, even if in our country we are not used to using it, especially in savory recipes. In this preparation, it is an essential ingredient, which dilutes by its sweetness the spicy taste given by the curry, but also by the ginger and the pepper.
the cashew nuts for sprinkling on the surface, they are the final touch which gives crunchiness to the dish. If you prefer fish, try the Shrimp Rice Curry.
OTHER TASTY RECIPES: Rice curry, Chicken curry, Veal stew with curry, Pappardelle curry
How to prepare: Basmati rice with chicken curry and coconut milk
To make basmati rice with curried chicken and coconut milk, collect the uncooked rice from the pot by measuring it with a glass. Cover with the same volume of water (the same amount of glasses) and bring to a boil. Cover, put on low heat and cook for ten minutes without removing the cover and without stirring. Turn off and let sit for another ten minutes.
Meanwhile, peel the vegetables, cut them into cubes and brown them in a little oil in a pan with the chilli. Quickly dip the chicken breast cut into sticks in the cornstarch and add to the pan. Stir and cook. Add 100 ml of water and bring to a boil. Then add the coconut milk, curry and salt. Also add the grated ginger and mix. When the chicken is cooked and the sauce is creamy, turn off. Add the ½ lime juice and mix.
Shell the rice with a wooden spoon and transfer it to a serving dish. Pour a few spoonfuls of curried chicken and coconut milk over the rice. Finish with the coarsely chopped cashews and serve the basmati rice with the chicken curry and coconut milk.