Lime, Baby Bok Choy & Chicken Curry with Brown Rice

This aromatic chicken curry is full of exotic flavours. The slight sweetness of baby bok choy balances beautifully with tart lime and spicy ginger, creating a healthy and delicious dish you'll definitely want to add to your weekly recipe rotation. It's a low fat, low cal version of your favourite takeaway dinner.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 45 min

Ingredients

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1/3 cup lime juice
2 tbsp tamari, light, gluten free
1 tbsp ginger, freshly grated
1 tsp curry powder
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp sugar
1 cup brown basmati rice
1 tbsp canola oil
1 carrot(s), thinly sliced
2 green onion(s), sliced
2 cups baby bok choy, sliced
or
2 cups green cabbage
or
2 cups baby spinach
2 cups mung bean sprouts
1/2 cup cilantro, minced
1/4 cup peanuts, chopped

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.

Steps

  1. Combine fresh lime juice, low sodium Tamari, grated ginger root, curry powder, minced garlic, cayenne and sugar for marinade in a medium size bowl.

  2. Cut chicken thigh into bite-sized pieces and add to marinade. Refrigerate for a minimum of an hour and up to 3 hours.

  3. Cook the brown rice in unsalted water for time specified on package – about 45 minutes.

  4. Heat oil over high heat in a non-stick pan. Sauté chicken with marinade for 4 minutes, stirring often, until cooked through.

  5. Stir in carrots and stir-fry another few minutes. Stir in green onions, baby bok choy and mung bean sprouts and stir-fry for another minute or two until tender crisp.

  6. To serve press cooked rice into timbale molds or small bowl. Unmold to one side onto individual serving plates. Spread lime chicken curry around. Garnish with minced cilantro and chopped peanuts.

Helpful Tip

Bok choy, also known as Pak-choi, is an Asian cabbage. Substitutes can be green cabbage or baby spinach.

Nutrition Info

Per 250 g serving Amount
Calories420
Protein30 g
Fat15 g
Saturated Fat3 g
Carbohydrate43 g
Fibre4 g
Sugar3 g
Cholesterol95 mg
Sodium490 mg
Per 250 g serving % Daily Value
Potassium15
Calcium8
Iron15
Vitamin A25
Vitamin C45
Vitamin B629
Vitamin B1220
Folate24
Zinc30