Wonky butternut squash
For the curry base
60ml EV oil
120g shallots, chopped
30g ginger, chopped
15g garlic clove, chopped
300g carrot, chopped
1.4kg peeled butternut squash, chopped
40g red curry paste 2lt veg stock
800ml coconut milk
For the rice seasoning
50g rice wine vinegar
50g soft dark sugar
100g soy sauce 25g ginger chopped fine
For the sticky rice
1kg short grain brown rice 2lt cold water
40g Miso paste
200g rice seasoning
50ml veg stock
This recipe is our pledge to saving the planet one squash curry at a time, by using our locally sourced wonky veg, a tasty and healthy house made veg curry for all to enjoy with a nice little touch of heat perfect for Spring days and nights.
Peel the squash and cut in 1/2 length ways and remove the seeds. Cut each 1/2 lengthways into 6-7 wedges and place on a baking paper lined gastro tray.
Sprinkle over EV oil, salt, thyme sprigs, pepper and roast in the oven till golden brown and cooked.
For the curry base, in a pot, sweat oil, shallots, ginger, garlic, carrot, butternut squash and red curry paste.
Add veg stock and salt, bring to the boil. Simmer until squash is soft. Add coconut milk, blitz until smooth, check seasoning and chill the base.
For the rice seasoning, mix Mirin, rice wine vinegar, soft dark sugar, soy sauce and ginger chopped fine.
For the sticky rice, soak rice for 20min in cold water, then rinse.
Add cold water and Miso paste to rice, cover with a cartouche and cook until all has evaporated.
Remove from the heat and stir in rice seasoning. Chill rice and store.
For the cauliflower rice, blitz or grate the cauliflower to rice size.
To serve, heat up roasted squash in the oven & curry base in a pot on the stove and add veg stock.
Warm 160g rice with 40g Cauliflower rice, some veg stock, spring onion & coriander
Place the rice on the plate to one side and arrange the squash on the other side, pour the curry base over the top.
Finish with toasted coconut flakes, chilli & coriander, cracked pepper, lime 1/4 and serve.
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