I’ve procrastinated for a long time sharing this recipe for my oven baked thai rice. Why? Because it’s very basic. It is something that I often cook on a weeknight. A true one pot wonder which bakes in the oven while you get other stuff done. It’s really good but nothing special if that makes sense?
But isn’t that what most family meals are all about. Food that tastes good but doesn’t necessarily surprise us or blow our socks away. Comforting food that you can throw together using some basic ingredients and that you know everyone will enjoy.
And this is where my procrastination often takes over. Is my food interesting or new enough to share? Is my life interesting enough to write about in this blog?
Not everyday has to be special for life to be really good and even interesting at times.You can have normal days, and normal food, and then spice things up every now and again with something really special. Right?
Therefore, I decided to go for it and share this ‘not so special recipe’ for my oven baked thai rice. Because this is what we often eat. It’s easy to make, tastes really good and on top of that it’s also relatively healthy.
It might not be my most original recipe but it’s still good. It might not be too special but it’s still good. And today good is just enough. I’m enough. (and to all tired home cooks out there, read that again! Good is enough. You are enough.)
Much love xx
- 1 yellow onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1tbsp olive oil
- 2-3 tsp green curry paste
- 200ml coconut milk
- 1x400g can of chickpeas
- 1-2tsp salt
- 1tsp sugar
- 100g rice
- 1 pepper
- ½ broccoli
- 1 lime
- Finely chop the onion and garlic cloves
- Slice the pepper and roughly chop the broccoli
- Pre-heat oven to 175C
- Heat up an oven proof frying pan over medium heat with 1tbsp olive oil. Sauté the onion and garlic cloves.
- Add the green curry paste, coconut milk and chickpeas (no need to drain the chickpeas). Stir all together and bring to simmer.
- Add salt and a pinch of sugar to taste.
- Stir in the rice and top with pepper slices.
- Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Then add the broccoli pieces on top and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until the rice is cooked and broccoli has softened.
- Squeeze lime juice on top and enjoy.