I am addicted to Thai curry dishes. I love them all! I had a friend who is from Thailand show me how to cook curries and pad thai, so we no longer have to go out to eat them. I love a yellow curry with carrots and potatoes. It’s like a Thai version of a hearty stew to be eaten on a rainy day. John, however doesn’t like potatoes and carrots with the rice that a curry is traditionally served with, so I decided to make it more of a stew and add quinoa. I thought it would be even better if I threw it all in the crock pot and didn’t have to stand and cook it on the stove. The verdict: John loved it. Success!
Start with 2 potatoes and 3-4 carrots.
Chop them in 1 inch pieces.
Dice 2 garlic cloves.
This is the secret to making curry like the restaurants. You can’t use american brands of Thai ingredients. I go to the Asian market to get this curry paste. There are a lot of flavors – not just the 4 on the restaurant menus.
Put it all in the crock pot.
Get two cups of chicken broth or bullion.
Whisk in the broth.
Whisk in the coconut milk.
Add 2 Tbsp of brown sugar.
Add the carrots, potatoes and garlic.
Add some chopped chicken. I had this roasted chicken in the freezer. You could use rotisserie chicken too.
Use 1-2 cups of quinoa. I used 2 and it turned out really thick. If you want more liquid, use 1 cup.
Stir it in and add another 2 cups of water.
Give it a final stir.
Turn it on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-5 hours.
Add more sugar and water to taste. Check to see if it needs more water as it cooks.
- 2 potatoes, chopped
- 2-3 carrots, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, diced
- 2 cups cooked chicken, chopped
- 2 cups of chicken broth
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 can coconut milk
- 1 small can yellow curry paste
- 2 cups of quinoa
- Add the curry paste to the crock pot. Whisk in the broth and coconut milk.
- Add the carrots, potatoes, garlic and chicken.
- Stir in the quinoa and brown sugar. Add 2 more cups of water.
- Cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-5 hours.
- Check to see if you need more water. The quinoa does absorb a lot.
- Add more sugar to taste.
Enjoy a bowl of this on a rainy day!