This is like a green hug in a bowl. Coconutty, silky, and freakin addictive. This was all I ate until the bowl ran dry. Bonus: it was hands-off to make.
Basil Curry Comfort Rice
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped
1 bunch basil leaves, divided into 2 piles
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 inch knob fresh ginger, minced
2 jalapeños, seeded or not and minced
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 bunch broccolini, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1 can coconut milk
1 c. (ish) your favorite stock (I added a bouillon cube to the pot + 1 fill of the empty coconut milk can of water)
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce (check your labels!)
1 Tbsp. fish sauce (check your labels!)
1/2 c. your favorite rice (I used unwashed sushi rice)
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. cardamom
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. turmeric
1/2 tsp. cumin
Generous salt & pepper
Add everything but half the basil & the broccolini to the bowl of your slow cooker. Slow cook on “soup” for 1 hour.
At the :35 minute mark, add the broccolini.
In 10 – 15 more mins, add the second half of the basil (I chopped this half, intending to fish out the whole pieces but it turned out not to be necessary).
Let that go another 5 minutes and pull the whole thing.
Serves 4 – 6 depending on your self control around ricey comfort dishes