Now for that bottom shelf. Who doesn’t like a little pudding after a meal? Especially after a nice and easy (super easy!) creamy chicken curry? Here we go, jars 5 and 6 revealed…
5. Homemade Tapioca Pudding- Make tapioca according to package directions on the side of the Minute Tapioca box. I like to add an extra egg and vanilla. I also let this cool to room temp in a large bowl with a piece of plastic wrap down right on top of the pudding so that it would not get that film on top- that would be game over for me if my kiddos got some pudding glop in their mouths. I doubled the recipe which filled 12 four ounce jelly mason jars. My kids have also requested my Rice Pudding. Next time.
1 1/5-2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
16 ounces favorite jarred salsa
1-2 T. curry powder of choice- I used mild for my kids
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups basmati rice rinsed 3 times and drained
3 cups water
1 tsp. kosher salt
juice and zest of one lime
1/4 cup cilantro leaves, rough chopped
one lime cut into 6 wedges
In a large skillet with fitted lid, cook chicken, salsa, and curry. Simmer covered for 30 minutes over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream. Using two forks, shred chicken. Place 1/2 cup chicken mixture in a six wide mouth pint jars.
Bring the rice, water and salt to a boil. Lower heat to medium low and cover, simmering until rice is tender and water absorbed. Fluff gently with a fork and add juice and zest of one lime, and cilantro. Fluff with fork until the lime and cilantro are blended evenly. Place 3/4 cup rice over chicken mixture, top with lime wedge, cool completely and lid. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. *I am testing them in the freezer and will update soon to see if the sour cream “breaks”. To reheat, remove lid and lime wedge, and microwave for 90 seconds, jar will be hot, turn jar over into dish to remove contents, squirt with lime juice and enjoy.
Makes 6 lunches.
Note- This would be great with coconut milk in the rice (or the chicken even) but we have coconut allergies here and I couldn’t do it. Give it a go and let me know!
This Curry recipe was adapted from my friend Michelle’s site One Ordinary Day.
Having my refrigerator looking like this, stocked with delicious food for my family makes me happy. It is my dream to have my refrigerator look like this all the time but it takes so much time and energy, often cooking 3-4 hours straight, then having a big kitchen clean up. Dreams are free, carrying them out- a great cost, but worth it. Are you working daily on a dream of yours? What is it?