Wednesday, February 2, 2011

thai chili

Yum yum yum! This is an interesting twist on plain ol' veggie chili. The red curry paste & coconut milk give this dish such a fresh flavor and the bulger is a great substitute for ground meat, satisfying even the biggest  carnivore. Perfect comfort food dish you don't have to feel guilty about having seconds of!

thai chili
1 1/2 tsp red curry paste
1 tsp ground cumin
4 cups vegetable broth (low sodium)
1/2 cup bulgar wheat
2 cups sweet potato
1 green pepper, chopped
3 cups black beans
1/2 cup organic light coconut milk
2 cups jarred tomato puree/passata
2 scallions, chopped
fresh ground black pepper, to taste

In a 4 qt pot, add curry paste, cumin and a bit of broth. Mash mixture and stir until paste is no longer in lumps. Add remaining broth, bulgur, potato and bell pepper. Set over high heat and bring mixture to a boil. Cover tightly, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 10 minutes.

Add beans, coconut milk and tomato puree to pot and stir. Cook, uncovered, for 7 minutes, until bulgur is tender and chili is thick. Stir in scallions and black pepper and serve.

Recipe adapted from the January 2011 issue of Clean Eating Magazine


kristen said...

Ok, so I'm a bit of a nerd. Where do I buy: bulgar wheat, red curry paste, and jarred tomato puree/passata? The chili sounds delicious!

EmAManda said...

Hi Kristen,
I get my bulgar wheat at Whole Foods, as well as the red curry paste. "Passata is a sauce made of tomatoes, basil, water, preservative. You can substitute tomato puree or tomato sauce or canned tomatoes." I went on line, googleed and looked at the bottle of Passata. One probably can get it at an Italian Specialty Store but personally, I would probably cut up some roma tomatos and a few basil leaves when I make this.
It does sound delicious, doesn't it. :-)

sarah said...

Yep - bulgar wheat can be found at a Whole Foods type place. Red curry paste & passata at your local grocery store I'm sure. We had never heard of passata before this recipe, but found it at Heinens (our local grocery).