1 1/2 cups chicken stock or broth
1 13 1/2 ounce can coconut milk
1 cup jasmine rice
3 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
4 6- to 8-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size pieces
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and thinly sliced
1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
3 large garlic cloves, chopped
1 small jalapeno pepper, cut in half and seeded
1 3-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
2 cups broccoli florets
Zest and juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
3 scallions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
1 cup frozen peas
Hot sauce, such as Tabasco, to taste (optional)
In a sauce pot, combine 1 cup of the chicken stock, 4 ounces of the coconut milk, and the jasmine rice. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15 to 18 minutes. Turn the heat off and keep the rice covered until ready to serve.
While the coconut jasmine rice is cooking, preheat a large nonstick skillet over high heat with about 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil. Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Add the chicken pieces, spreading them evenly across the pan, and brown the chicken on all sides about 3 to 4 minutes.
Remove the browned chicken to a plate and reserve. Add the last tablespoon of vegetable oil to the pan. Add the green bell peppers, onions, garlic, jalapenos, ginger, and broccoli florets. Cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the veggies start to wilt. To the skillet add the remaining coconut milk and 1/2 cup chicken stock.
Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the chicken back to the skillet, and return it to a simmer for about 2 more minutes. Add the lime juice, lime zest, cilantro, scallions, parsley, and frozen peas. Stir to thoroughly combine. Simmer a minute more to heat the peas, taste, and adjust the seasoning. Add more salt or some hot sauce, if you like heat. Serve over the coconut jasmine rice.
This is one of Rachael Ray's MYOTO meals. That stands for Make Your Own Take-Out. I'm not sure why it's called curry, because it doesn't have any curry in it. But it is exotic and really good. I like the flavors of the coconut and lime together. I just kept getting more and more until the rice was all gone. I couldn't stop eating it. It's called mostly green because of the green bell pepper, jalapeno, broccoli, cilantro, scallions, parsley, and peas. I guess it's not all green because of the onions and chicken. If it was all green, the only thing we could do is go through its pockets and look for loose change. Never mind.
My husband is funny. He only likes about half of these vegetables, so when I dish it up for him, I have to make sure to pick out all the bell peppers and onions. I also left out the herbs from the pan, and just sprinkled them on my plate. I think they add a lot, but he can't stand them.