Coconut chicken with lemon rice


Ingredients
3cm piece root ginger , peeled and roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves , roughly chopped
1 green chilli , roughly chopped
2 onions , roughly chopped
olive oil
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp turmeric
8 chicken thigh fillets, cut into quarters
400ml tin coconut milk
1 small bunch coriander , chopped
Lemon Rice
1 lemon , zested and juiced
olive oil
3 cardamom pods , bashed
300g basmati rice

Method
1.Put the ginger, garlic, green chilli, onion and 1/2 tsp salt in a small food processor and whizz to a purée (use a drop of water if you need to bring it together).
2. Heat a tbsp of oil in a large wide pan and fry the purée for 3 minutes. Add the cumin, coriander and turmeric and cook for another 2 minutes. Add the chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes until it starts to colour a little. Stir in the coconut milk and leave to simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in the coriander.
3. To make the rice, peel long strips of rind (no pith) from the lemon. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add the lemon rind and cardamom pods. Cook for 2 minutes then add the rice and stir well. Add 450ml water and bring to a boil. Put on a lid and simmer for 10-12 minutes until all water has absorbed. Turn off the heat and leave for 5 minutes. Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon before serving.

About Chris Ainger

I have been working in IT since 1998 in the Public Housing Sector. I have worked with Citrix since 2003 in the days of Citrix Metaframe XP 1.0 FR2. Since then I have been through the processes of upgrading to Presentation Server 4.0 with a farm of around 150 servers. Since then I have helped create a farm of around 200 servers using XenApp 6.0 on VMware 4.1. This was a great experience which has only increased during the upgrades of the environment for out 2000+ users. All of our clients are the WYSE 10 series using ThinOS which I have helped configure for individual users from a central location making administration very simple. I gained my CCA qualification in XenApp 6.0 in January 2012. I am a big fan of SolarWinds also, which is a great monitoring tool. It is very versatile with a small footprint of resource usage on the targeted devices. I am currently designing the interfaces for the IT department for daily use and also a Service view for the Support Desk Team. I am also a keen fisherman, having restarted again after 20 years. I set myself yearly targets to try to complete which makes this more interesting and belong to several forums of other like-minded folks. I, on occasion, fly fish for trout as a treat once in a while or when the fridge gets empty and also sea fly fish for bass and mullet. My main area is sea fishing from either beach, harbour wall or pier. There are so many species of fish to catch around the UK that you can mix up the locations to try something different.

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