Electric Lunch Box #5: Red Beef Curry

Red Beef Curry
Basmati rice

*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.*

I finally found Thai curry pastes in Walmart Neighborhood Store last week after I had to make my own (with missing ingredients!) green curry paste because I wanted green curry so bad. I got both the green and the red pastes to try. Some of the highly rated ones has shrimp paste in it and since I am allergic to shrimp, I’m glad the only brand available here, Thai Kitchen, is vegan. 🤗

Let the testing begin! I also picked up some coconut milk from Trader Joes. I see lots of curry in my future! ❤️

In the bottom bowl, place the following ingredients:

Beef, cut into small cubes (you can use any meat/tofu if you prefer)

Carrots, small half moons

Potatoes, small cubes

Onions, chopped

Mushrooms, sliced

Green beans, cut into inch long pieces

1-3 tablespoon thai red curry paste(adjust to taste)

3 itaki cups coconut milk

Upper bowl:

2 cups basmati, rinsed and drained

2 cups water


3 itaki cups water in base (about 1 hour and 15 minutes steaming time)

The curry was delicious! The bottle has a 3 chili rating for spiciness, but it is not spicy for me, which is good as I want my son to be able to eat the same dish I cook. This test batch in the Itaki is all mine, though.

Love the fact that I can test recipes using this little lunchbox and make just enough for 1 meal. If I love it, I can scale up the recipe. If I do not like it, it’s just 1 meal. This dish is a keeper though! Hope you’ll try it and share if you liked it or not!

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