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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