Chicken Curry and Fried Rice Recipes

My Husband's Favorite Dish

Chicken curry is my husband’s (aka Papa Sez) favorite dish and I would like to share this recipe to a fellow hubber whom I met in the HubPages forum with the name theirishobserver.

Curry powder usually consists of a number of spices like turmeric, cinnamon, black pepper, "all spice", chili pepper, anise, cardamom, clover, coriander and cumin. These spices not only make your mouth feast with so much flavors, they also make an incredibly healthy meal because of their inherent properties beneficial to our health. Among the known health benefits of spices in curry powder are the following: aids in digestion and relieves digestive problems, alleviates headaches and other minor aches, relieves anxiety and stress, assists in keeping the skin beautiful and in losing weight, and it is a good immune system booster.

Chicken Curry

Prepare all ingredients before cooking
Prepare all ingredients before cooking
Saute garlic, onion and ginger
Saute garlic, onion and ginger
Cook chicken for 10 minutes
Cook chicken for 10 minutes
Add curry powder and other spices
Add curry powder and other spices
Add potatoes and carrots and stir until half done
Add potatoes and carrots and stir until half done
Pour in coconut milk and fresh milk, cover and bring to boil for 5 minutes
Pour in coconut milk and fresh milk, cover and bring to boil for 5 minutes
Add celery and bell peppers, stir then simmer for 2 minutes
Add celery and bell peppers, stir then simmer for 2 minutes

Today, I cooked chicken curry for lunch, so I documented the procedure and the finished product for my friend theirishobserver and others who are also interested in this Asian dish to see. Hope you like it as much as my husband and father-in-law did.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 2 thumb-size Ginger, sliced thinly
  • 3 cloves Garlic, mincd
  • 1 bulb Red Onion, chopped
  • 1 lb Chicken, chopped into serving pieces
  • 2 tbsp Curry Powder
  • 1 tbsp Fish Sauce or Patis
  • ½ tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
  • ½ cup Fresh Milk
  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 3 pcs Potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 small Carrot, cubed
  • 1 pc Green Bell Pepper, julienne
  • 1 pc Red Bell Pepper, julienne
  • 3 pcs Celery Stalks, cut into 2” long

Procedure

Heat the oil in a pan then sauté garlic, ginger and onion. Add the chicken and let cook for 10 minutes with occasional stirring. Season with curry powder, black pepper, brown sugar and fish sauce. Stir for 2 minutes. Add potatoes and carrots and stir for another 2 minutes or until half done. Pour in coconut milk and fresh milk. Cover and bring to boil for 5 minutes. Add celery and bell peppers, stir then simmer for 2 minutes.

Total cooking time is about 25 minutes and this recipe makes 8 servings. Fish sauce if not available can be substituted with ½ teaspoon salt.

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Fried Rice Recipe

Papa Sez is not a fried rice fan but I am.  There are different ways to cook fried rice but what I will be preparing today is the healthier version.  Fried rice is also a way of using up left-over rice.

Fried Rice with Veggies

Saute garlic using olive oil
Saute garlic using olive oil
Add rice, then press and turn using slotted spatula for 3 minutes
Add rice, then press and turn using slotted spatula for 3 minutes
Add vegetables and continue pressing and turning for another 2 minutes
Add vegetables and continue pressing and turning for another 2 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 cups Left-over Cooked Rice
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 2 stalks Celery, chopped
  • 1 pc Green Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 1 pc Carrots, small, chopped

Procedure

In a non-stick pan, heat 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil then sauté garlic until light brown. Add the rice, press lightly using a slotted spatula or a flipper to loosen and separate the grains. Season with salt and alternately press and turn the rice to prevent burning. Do this for 3 minutes. Add the vegetables and continue pressing and turning for another 2 minutes. Serve while hot.

Garlic is usually sautéed in melted butter but I opted to use Olive oil as a healthier alternative. After sautéing the garlic, other ingredients can be added depending on your preference. You can add egg, garbanzos (green peas), hotdog, ham or bacon or any left-over viand in your refrigerator.

Feel free to be creative with this food preparation and make a one-dish-meal. The rule I usually follow is to put meat in the pan before the rice, and vegetables come after the rice so as not to overcook them.

Bon appetit!

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Putz Ballard 6 years ago

Sounds so good and the presentation terrific. thank you, Mama Sez


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tobey100 6 years ago from Whites Creek, Tennessee

Mama, I'm with your husband. Any kind of curry is the best. The Asian green curries are to die for.


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nikki1 6 years ago

Love rice.. not sure about curry :)./ Great share


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Mama Sez 6 years ago from Canada Author

A healthy and delicious dish you might want to try Putz, Thank you for visiting my hub again and leaving your comment :)

@Toby, I still need to make the green curry paste because it's not commercially available here but I'm willing to experiment on it. Though the dish itself will likely be found in Thai restaurants. Thanks for reminding me. Hope your nose is ok now.

@Hi Nikki, I love rice too, plain and fried. Thanks for dropping by :)


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago

Mama Sez, Looks Tasty and healthy! Thank you for sharing the great recipes! Blessings!


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Mama Sez 6 years ago from Canada Author

Right Deborrah! Thanks for stopping by and for the comment, mwaah:)


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cashmere 6 years ago from India

That looks so good. I must try it out. Am sure my hubby will love the chicken curry!

Thank you so much for dropping by at my hub and following me. See you around.


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Mama Sez 6 years ago from Canada Author

He sure will cashmere, thanks for stopping by, and yes we'll see each other around :)


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Chris Eddy111 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Mmm, that all looks so delicious. I like curry but I have found that it's hard to digest. I just burp and burp when I use it. Love the fried rice.


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Mama Sez 6 years ago from Canada Author

Oh yeah Chris, I heard about curry burps. The veggies in fried rice are crunchy and their tastes blend well. Thanks for stopping by and also for following Parenting Journey. Glad to follow you as well :)


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

hmm yum yum yum gutom na ako day, there is no pure coconut milk here so I buy the one in can, Thanks for this nice recipe, Maita


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Mama Sez 6 years ago from Canada Author

Coconut milk in can is more convenient. Wow, a new profile photo...pretty as always :)


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liswilliams 6 years ago from South Africa

ah, look like my favourite dish too, love fried rice and anything with coconut milk, will definitely give this a try, thanks Mama Sez! :)


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Mama Sez 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks for the comment and hope you enjoy this dish, Chef Lis :)


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Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

Awesome combination, fried rice and chicken curry! And in full cooking presentation. The effort is terrific and this is really worth sharing. Thank you Mama Sez.


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Mama Sez 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you Ms. Lita. Hope I can do something like this again with another dish...been too busy :(


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denden mangubat 6 years ago from liloan, cebu, philippines

hope i can do this at home.


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multifunctions 6 years ago from India

first thing that interests me is the child laugh. well recipe


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Mama Sez 6 years ago from Canada Author

@Denden- of course you can, yakang-yaka mo ito kabayan :)

Thanks multifunctions, she's my youngest child.


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theirishobserver. 5 years ago from Ireland

Tried it, love it, great work....Irish


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Mama Sez 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks :)


Beth Bradley 3 years ago

Use the Pampered Chef Taste of India spice instead of just the curry mixture, or add it to the curry spices---tastes much better. Alse check curry; old curry does not taste good. Thanks for sharing recipes.


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Vacation Trip 3 years ago from India

Wow. this looks so delicious. Can`t wait to try this out. Thanks for sharing.

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