Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins
This makes 6 individual chicken curry pies. You can vary the amount of curry paste used to suit your taste. Great for luch or serve with a salad or veges for dinner. A winner with the kids too! For gluten free-just ensure your flour mix and curry paste are gluten free
- 1 egg
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons plain flour or 2 1⁄2 tablespoons use a gluten-free flour
- 3 cups cooked rice
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 750 g chicken thigh fillets, trimmed & cut into 2cm cubes (or use chicken breast or tenderloin pieces)
- 1 tablespoon green curry paste
- 165 ml light coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon lime juice (can substitite lemon juice)
- 1⁄3 cup basil leaves, finely shredded
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Grease and line 6 3/4 cup capacity pie pans (alternatively you can use muffin pans).
- Combine the egg and flour in a large bowl. Add the rice and ensure well mixed.
- Press 1/2 cup rice mix into the base and sides of each pan to form the pie shell. Its best to you wet hands.
- Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden and firm to the touch. Remove from the pans whilst still warm.
- Heat the oil in a pan and cook the onion until tender. Add chicken and cook 5 minutes or until the chicken is lightly browned. Stir in the curry paste and cook for another minute.
- Add the coconut milk to the chicken curry mixture and stir until it comes to the boil. Simmer for 10 minutes or un til the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and stir in the lime juice and the basil.
- Spoon the chicken curry mixture into the rice cases.
Thank you for sharing Jubes. My dh & I really enjoyed this dish. A quick and easy to make, simple green curry. The rice cases are a great idea. Not difficult to make, but you do need to keep your hands wet. We really enjoyed the texture of the rice prepared this way. Beautiful presentation with excellent flavor. :)
Like fried rice, the trick to this is, when you make rice, make extra, so you always have cooked rice in fridge/freezer for super dishes like this. You're right about the wet hands to pat the rice into shape, but it cooks into lovely little cases, very suitable for a host of fillings. The curry was easily prepared, I used breast fillets, and I prepared a well-flavoured curry which we very much enjoyed, and so attractively presented in the cases! This is actually a simple dish, and yet would be sensational to serve for guests! Easily prepared ahead, I am looking forward to presenting a platter of these the next time I entertain!