Vegetarian Thai Green Curry
(Approx 550 kcal per serving)
1 small butternut squash (500g)
1 red pepper
1 mild red chilli
100g baby corn
80g wholegrain rice
1 tablespoon rapeseed oil
2 tablespoons Thai green curry paste
200g tinned light coconut milk
salt (optional) and freshly ground black pepper
Cut the shallots in half, then peel and thinly slice. Peel the butternut squash, then cut in half, scrape out the seeds and cut into small cubes – you’ll need 350g in total. Cut the pepper in half, remove the core and seeds then cut into slices. Cut the red chilli in half, remove the seeds and finely chop. Cut the baby corn in half lengthways.
Rinse the rice in a sieve and put in a pan with 250ml of water. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and cover with a lid. Simmer for 25 minutes and then leave to sit for another 10 minutes for perfectly cooked rice.
Heat the oil in a casserole over a medium heat. Add the shallots with a pinch of salt (optional) and sauté for about 5 minutes until softened and just beginning to caramelise.
Stir in the curry paste and chilli and sauté for 2 minutes. Tip in the butternut squash and pepper, then stir in the coconut milk. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and cook for 10 minutes until the butternut squash is tender.
Stir in the mangetout and baby corn, then re-cover and cook for another 5 minutes or until the vegetables are just cooked through. Roughly chop the coriander, then stir half into the curry and season with pepper.
Spoon the rice into shallow bowls with the Thai green curry and scatter over the rest of the coriander to serve.