Friday, February 25, 2011

Bento Box - Savory Coconut Curry and Rice

Enjoy this curry mild or spicy according to your preference. Balance the meal with some tart apples and sweet peanut butter and dark chocolate--a lovely meal for a cold, wintery day!


  • Long Grain Brown Rice
  • Tofu Potato Curry
  • Fuji Apple Slices
  • Peanut Butter
  • Dark Chocolate
Preparation Notes
  • Prepare the curry according to the recipe HERE. (included below)
  • Cook the rice.
  • Slice the apple.
  • Scoop the peanut butter into the dip container.
  • Add a square of your favorite chocolate.
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Tofu Potato Curry

There's nothing like a hot curry on a cold day. Make it mild or spicy according to your preference. Serve over brown rice, or take the opportunity to introduce yourself to a whole grain that you've never tried before.

  • 1 can Vegetable Broth
  • 1 can Coconut Milk
  • 2 Tbs. Curry powder (or to taste)
  • 1 Brick of Firm Tofu
  • 2 White Potatoes
  • 2 Red Potatoes
  • 4 Carrots
  • ½ medium Red Pepper
  • 1 Serrano Pepper (optional)
  • 1 Stalk of Lemon Grass (optional)
  1. Cut tofu and vegetables into cubes.
  2. Mix broth, coconut milk, and curry in a sauce pan.
  3. Add peppers, lemon grass, and tofu.
  4. Cook on medium heat until liquid comes to a low boil.
  5. Turn heat to low and add potatoes and carrots.
  6. Cover and cook until carrots and potatoes are tender.

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