I have been playing with my electric lunchbox at home, sneaking in every opportunity to make something yummy with almost no effort. I’ve been making curries and soups as they are easy to put together quickly and most people like it.
I posted this recipe on Itaki and Electric lunchbox Facebook groups. It got several likes and people even made it following the steps I shared. So I am sharing it here as some of my friends do not have a Facebook account (😱)
My type A personality kicked into high gear and I am constantly thinking up recipes to cook in the lunchbox. However, with the pandemic, ingredients are limited and the lines to the grocery stores are long. I will try my best to develop more recipes though as I love it when others learn something from my posts!
In case you have one of these at home, try this recipe that will reward you with a nice, hot meal in about an hour or so. All you need to do is gather the ingredients, dice it, and place them in the lunchbox bowls. Be careful not to overfill the bottom bowl though as you’ll need some space (1 inch at least!) for the smaller top bowl to nest IF you are using it. I got carried away on multiple occasions and had to go and remove some ingredients so that my food will all fit. I know I tried to get more in as this recipe easy and really good!
*Please note that the word “cup” in any of my electric lunchbox recipe refers to the little itaki cup included with the lunchbox. It holds 40ml.*
For the big, bottom bowl:
1/2 Zucchini, sliced in half lengthwise, then in half moons
1 Potato, peeled and diced into 1/2 inch cubes
Onion, diced (about 1 tablespoon)
Carrot, peeled and diced
Chicken breast, cut into cubes
3 itaki cups coconut milk (120ml)
2 tablespoon homemade or store bought green curry paste
For the smaller bowl:
2 cups basmati rice, rinsed and drained
2 cups water in the bowl with rice
3 cups water in the base
Place all ingredients FOR THE BIG BOTTOM BOWL in the bowl and mix. Place it on the base.
In the smaller, stainless bowl, place the rinsed and drained rice and the 2 cups water. Carefully place over the bigger bowl in the base.
Pour 3 cups water in the base and place the cover over everything and snap the clips in place.
Let it steam until the light turns off. Try not to peek as it will delay the cooking of the meal. Everytime you open the lunchbox, you are adding more time for your lunch to cook as it loses heat and steam.
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I made this today in my itaki ELB. Delicious!! It made enough for 2!
Thank you for posting the recipe!!
Happy you liked it! Thank youso much for trying it! ❤️🙏
Hi Theresa, thank you for sharing your ideas, it help flourish with lunch ideas for busy people. thank you so much
Hello!! I am so happy you found my articles helpful. Thank you for visiting and hopefully you’ll find more recipes to make!🤗
Theresa I can’t thank you enough for creating these recipes for those of us who are “scientifically challenged” in the kitchen! You’ve opened up a door to convenient and healthy eating to me, which I am very grateful for. I can also get an extra hour of piano practice in at home while the Itaki is steaming away in the kitchen, as I don’t have to stand at the stove. YAY!! I absolutely loved your green curry chicken recipe, but next time I’d like to try halving it, as it was too much for me for a single portion, and I’m not one for having the same meal the next night as leftovers. Would halving everything in your recipe work while still retaining the same taste and flavour? Thanks again and bless you for sharing your knowledge.
Hello! I am so glad you found the blog content useful! Yay for getting an extra hour! I truly understand that we need more time to do things we like to do, that makes us happy!
Most recipes I make CAN be halved but likely the cooking time should stay the same, specially when cooking raw meat.
When you try it, let me know how it worked!
Have a great weekend!!!