Fair Food Recipe – Thai Green Tofu Curry
500g of Tofu cut into 2cm chunks
2 large onions, chopped; 2 garlic cloves, crushed
400ml can Fairtrade coconut milk
5 tbsp (approx half a 285g jar) Thai green curry paste
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp green peppercorns in brine, rinsed and dried (optional)
Zest and juice of 1 lime, plus extra for garnish
1 tbsp cooking oil + 1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp dried coriander leaves
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh green chillies, seeds removed
4 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
Kilombero rice (white or brown) to serve
1. Heat oil in pan and gently fry onions and garlic, add dried coriander and continue cooking for 5 mins.
2. Add the thick coconut milk from the tin plus green curry paste. Cook for 15 minutes stirring frequently.
3. Add remainder of coconut milk, lime zest and juice, soy sauce and green peppercorns (if using). Stir until boiling, then simmer on a low heat uncovered for 35-45 mins until the chicken is tender, and the gravy rich and thick.
4. Rinse the tofu, then cut it into 2 cm cubes. Press the cubes gently between paper towels to remove excess moisture and add to the curry.
5. Stir in the chopped fresh chillies and coriander and simmer for 5 minutes more.
6. Serve with rice. Garnish with lime or lemon wedges and
Please use Kilombero rice from Malawi in this recipe if you can…
When cooked, its rich creamy texture makes it perfect for both sweet and savoury rice dishes. The rice grain is hand sown in the rich alluvial soils of Northern Malawi, ensuring a superioraromatic rice, which is good for you and even better for the planet.
Award Winning Kilombero rice has received a Great Taste Award.
Here’s what the judges said: “Good looking long grain rice … delightful nutty notes and rich creamy texture. Difficult to fault this simple honest product”
Helping the Community and the local Economy:
. . . buying Kilombero rice at a fair and stable price provides an income to rice farmers that is reinvested in their farms, ensuring better food security and the means to support and pay for their children’s education.
Helping the Environment:
. . . by using environmentally friendly harvesting methods. Kilombero rice is imported direct from Malawi to Scotland by Just Trading Scotland so you can be confident that payment will reach the farmers who grow it.