Friday, January 21, 2011

Tempeh Curry with Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans

I found this recipe on my Whole Foods Market iPad app. I used quinoa instead of the brown rice in the recipe. This dish was better the second day. I give it a big thumbs up!

My version



1 C. long-grain brown rice
2 C. water
1 (8-oz) package tempeh
1 1/2 C. low-sodium vegetable broth
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 T. freshly grated ginger
1 T. ground curry powder
2 t. ground cumin
1 (13.5-oz) can light coconut milk
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1/2 lb. green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4 C. chopped cilantro, divided
1/4 t. sea salt


Bring rice and water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat to low, cover pot and simmer until liquid is completely absorbed and rice is just tender, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, arrange steamer basket in a pot. Add enough water just to reach bottom of basket. Bring to a boil. Cut tempeh in half and place in the steamer basket. Reduce heat to medium low, cover and steam about 15 minutes or until tender. Remove tempeh and set aside until cool enough to handle. Cut tempeh into 1/2-inch cubes.

Bring 1/2 cup broth to a simmer in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic and ginger and cook 5 minutes or until onion is translucent and tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in curry and cumin and cook for 1 minute. Add coconut milk, potatoes, tempeh and remaining 1 cup broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low, cover and cook 10 minutes. Stir in green beans and return to a simmer, uncovered. Cook about 5 minutes longer or until potatoes and green beans are tender. Stir in 3 tablespoons cilantro and salt. To serve, spoon curry over rice and garnish with remaining 1 tablespoon cilantro.

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