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Mushroom and Coconut Cream Curry
From: Eva, Knoxville, TN, USA

This was inspired by a friend of mine, and thrown together rather arbitrarily... all of the ingredients can be adjusted according to tastes, availability, etc.

  • 2 cups Jasmine rice
  • 2.5 cups + .5 cups water
  • 1.5 cups coconut cream (NOT milk, Savoy brand works wonderfully)
  • 4 or 5 dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 1T. curry powder of your choice
  • dash ground cinnamon
  • dash ground cardamom
  • .5 t. fennel seed, slightly pulverized
  • .5 t. caraway seed, slightly pulverized
  • salt to taste
  • sugar to taste

Cook the rice and 2.5 cups water.

While the rice is cooking, combine coconut milk, spices, shiitakes (broken up or chopped, dry) and .5 cup water in a small pot. Cook on low until the mushrooms have reconstituted and are tender throughout. Add salt and honey/sugar to taste, and combine with rice.

This is not quite describable as a soup, but is quite liquidy and creamy. The higher in fat the coconut cream, the richer the dish will be. Enjoy!