I love browsing the aisles of my local Asian food shop. I love looking at all the different foods, spices, pickles, rice, vegetables, and things I don't even know what they are. The other day I was looking for the Satay Seasoning mix I love, but couldn't find it. The man at the cash register told me he had it out back but did not want to go searching for it. So I had to make new plans for dinner. I continued browsing and found a packet of Holy Basil Seasoning Paste. It looked easy enough to make, and only cost 14,90 NOK.
As always, I did not stick to the recipe when preparing, but it turned out delicious anyway. Delicious, but spicy, very spicy. Luckily I had an open can on coconut cream in the fridge, so I added the content into the pan, and enjoyed a yummy dinner.
Spicy Holy Basil Chicken Curry
1 ½ dl Basmati rice
2 1/4 dl water
1 pinch salt
250 g chicken, other meat or firm fish
1 packet Holy Basil Seasoning Paste
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1/3 red bell pepper
4 button mushroom
1 small onion
1/4 box coconut milk/cream
1. Rinse the rice until the water runs clear. Place in a saucepan, and add the water. Bring to the boil, bring down the heat to a slow simmer. Simmer, under lid, for 17 minutes, remove from the heat. Remove the lid and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork.
2. Follow the instructions on the packet to make the Holy Basil Chicken Curry. add the vegetables when the chicken is almost done. Stir in the coconut milk/cream, allow to heat.
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