Pumpkin Cashew Coconut Curry over Coconut Rice
It’s almost over!!! The CrossFit Open 2012 is coming to a close this week. My gosh, thank goodness. Not that I don’t love it. I do. I get to watch some of my friends and athletes do things they never thought possible. And I get to see camaraderie at it’s best. But 5 weeks is a long time to stay excited about something, and nervous. To have knots in your stomach every Wednesday at 6pm kinda blows. I’d rather not feel like way.
But I did get to experience wod 12.4 last week. Which was surprisingly fun. Which makes no sense since it started off with 150 wall balls. And if you’ve never done a wall ball, I’ve tell you now, 150 of those bastards is a lot. And it doesn’t feel good. EVER. Then you followed that up with 90 double unders, then 30 muscle ups…if you can get that many in. WHAT? It was crazy. But I got a few muscle ups in and was STOKED about it. Truly stoked. Why? Because I suuuuuuck ass at them. They are my enemy. At Regionals last year, I got 1 muscle up in 15 minutes. ONE. That means I failed 123 other times trying to attempt those sucky things. That was a slight exaggeration. But you get my drift. I suck at them. Wanna see some pics? I got to sport my PaleOMG white tank at the gym. I really do need that tank in every color.
I just ate a blueberry pumpkin pie protein shake. Holy wonderful.
Aren’t you excited for this cooking video!? Yes, I know it’s lengthwise. I KNOW OK?! I was home alone, had to mount the camera on a tripod that I stole from Tom, and don’t really understand technology. I’M DOING MY BEST PEOPLE. My camera doesn’t have a spot on it’s side to screw the tripod into. So I had to, once again, video myself dancing lengthwise. And hear it from you guys. I get it, I suck. But this coconut rice doesn’t suck. It doesn’t suck at all actually. Cauliflower rice is sure to surprise you if you’ve never had it. And my dancing skills will make you uncomfortable as well!! WHY WOULDN’T YOU WATCH MY COOKING VIDEO!?
Pumpkin Cashew Coconut Curry over Coconut Rice
- Yield: 4-5 1x
For the curry
- 1lb chicken, cut into cubes
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 red onion, sliced
- 2/3 cup canned coconut milk
- 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 2–3 tablespoon curry powder
- 1 tablespoon Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- pinch of cinnamon
- salt and pepper, to taste
- cilantro, to garnish
For the coconut rice
- 1 head cauliflower, stem removed, roughly chopped
- 1/3 cup canned coconut milk
- 1/4 cup Unsweetended Shredded Coconut
- 1 tablespoon Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
- pinch of salt
- First add your chopped cauliflower to your food processor with the shredding attachment to “rice” the cauliflower.
- Pull a large pot, place over medium heat, and add a tablespoon of coconut oil then add your cauliflower. Add a pinch of salt, then cover to help steam, mixing occasionally.
- Now pull out a large skillet and place under medium heat. Then add your coconut oil.
- Add minced garlic then chicken as soon as the garlic becomes fragrant.
- Once the chicken begins to become white on all sides, add your 2/3 cup coconut milk and pureed pumpkin to your chicken and mix until the pumpkin breaks down.
- Now add your sliced onions and spices to cook down.
- Then add your other ingredients for your coconut rice and cover to cook down. Stir occasionally to make sure it doesn’t burn!
- Let the rice cook for about 5-8 minutes until coconut milk has evaporated and you have sticky rice.
- When chicken is done cooking and your curry has thickened a bit, remove from heat and add your cashews to the curry mixture.
- Now place sticky rice in a bowl along with curry over top and cilantro to garnish!
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217 thoughts on “Pumpkin Cashew Coconut Curry over Coconut Rice”
I love you & I love everything about this video! EVERYTHING!!! Oh & I can’t wait to try this recipe!!
Lol thanks so much Chelsea!
This is the most entertaining cooking video I have ever seen.
Love it!! LOL
OMGOSH, this sounds like such an amazing flavor combination! YUMMM. I just bought some chicken thighs. Looks like I’ve got the perfect recipe!
You took an awesome picture Chrissy!
This looks ah-mazing!!! Can’t wait to try! And I love dance time! Is it lame that I start dancing too?! Oh well. I hope you can get some aprons made! Those would be awesome! I just ordered my PaleOMG tank, so I can’t wait to sport it when it gets here! Thanks for posting another video, and for another awesome recipe! You rock!
I will definitely have some aprons soon!! Thanks for your support Haley!!
Nom nom! Deliciousness. I think I feel a bit of a dance coming on here too…
no YOU rock Tess!
HAHAH MAD DANCE SKILLZZ, YO.
Lol not sure if those can be called skillz
This looks great – I love anything with pumpkin! 🙂 I am about to make a pumpkin pie shake myself.
oh, you make me laugh and make me hungry.everything I want in a cooking video.
Good!! That’s so freaking awesome to hear Amanda, you have no idea!
I am so jealous of the muscle-up. It’s on my goal list but I haven’t a clue what to put as a goal date, because it looks so fucking hard.
You = strong.
You will get it someday Sabrina!
ahahhahahahahha the dancing was great. sweet recipe!
lol thanks. so embarrassing.
This will be next weeks pnch for sure!!
Let me know what you think!!
I had three sick kiddos at home with me yesterday and this video literally made my day. You are hilarious and I love your recipes! The sweet potato brownies were devoured by even my pickiest eater in the house. Can’t wait to try the curry!
Yay 🙂 glad I could make your day a little brighter
You are great! Loved the video too :0) Can’t wait to try this as I just bought a crap load of cashews for your dangerously delicious cashew butter. Yay!
Cashews are pure heaven
Rock on with your bad self! Love it.
Lol thank u!
This looks absolutely amazing!! LOL and your dance moves are freaking awesome! I am sooo going to have to steal those next time I go out 😉
Oh yeah, what did you use to make your blueberry pumpkin pie protein shake?? I ordered the PRO3 Synergy and have been taking it for a week now. I love it!! Is this the protein you used to make your shake? Please fill me in! 🙂
I’m posting it tomorrow Raydene!! Check it out!
Kind of off topic but what kind of
Protein do you use for your shakes.
Btw your blogs are hilarious and recipes are delish. Kuddos.
I use simply pure nutrients. I actually have a post all about their products! Check it out!
Ha! This vid was too funny! LMFAO!!!!
Lol thanks mike
Love your video’s, very entertaining. I would just like to caution you about using a metal spoon on what appears to be non-stick frying pan and pot. Your going to scratch and damage the surface of those and get bits of teflon or whatever in your food. Definitly not paleo. Otherwise keep doin’ what your doin’. Thanks
Thanks Missionman! I’ll definitely keep that in mind, smart move 🙂
yummm I always stop buying pumpkin basically the first day of winter, but I’m not sure why! It’s still just as tasty anytime, and I’ve been adding curry to everything lately I just adore the spice.
It’s the best! Check out my recipe tomorrow!
I love the fact that you record your stellar dance moves. I’ve never had the nerve to record my breakdown sessions, but you may have just inspired me to break down my fear 🙂 I’m also going to have to make this delish curry dish!!
Do it Kelli, do it!!
How did you know I just bought a can of pumpkin? This looks amazing and your video is super entertaining…I think I see a paleo cooking show on food network soon 😉
Thanks so much Lauren….only in my dreams haha
Lol – I love the “Tom’s totally cut this.” Not. I also wish I could dance like you. Fo’ realz.
Lol he had to keep that in haha
My 3 and a half year old(Reese) loves your cooking video’s(not sure if they’re kid appropriate but oh well). She kept asking when you were going to start dancing!
Looks yummy, I’ll have to try it!
Are you serious!? That’s hilarious haha sorry for the cursing 😉
The vid rocked!! You rock!!
Wooo hoo I know what’s for din tonight 😉
Thank you for yet again, brilliance !!
I think the mark of true genius is when your gooberface stalker/reader makes your recipe but (yet again) doesn’t actually follow your carefully laid plan and still, miraculously, dinner tastes ridiculish. (That would be my newly made up word combining ridiculous and delish. Feel free to steal it. Or ban it.) SO.GOOD.
(mods: I used a whole can each of coconut milk and pumpkin and simmered it longer. I didn’t have cauliflower to make the ‘rice’ so I poured it over diced baked sweet potato and fresh spinach; also simmered fresh broccoli and frozen green beans with the chicken. And I added freshly toasted coconut and lots of sriracha.) 🙂
Happy travels!! 😀
It’s all about working with what you got! Glad it still tasted delish!
OMG amazing!!! Dont want to stop eating. Wow.
YAY! glad you liked it!
Okay, first, WAY TO GO ON THE MUSCLE UPS!!!!! You go, girl!!! There is so much I have to work on (just started CrossFit in June). That’s awesome–GO YOU!!!
Okay, next…OOOOH, gotta try this. Adding it to the shopping list for next week right now!
You are too cute!! I love this video!! Kind of eerie how much your kitchen looks like mine, seriously.
Okay, thanks!! Will let you know next week how this turns out; awesome, I’m sure!!
AMAAAAZINGGGG!!!!!!!!! Best Paleo curry ever!!!!
JB, quick question… Did you feel any difference on your “atheletic performance” while you were not eating chocolate?
Sadly no 🙁 just less tummy bloat, but that’s because i usually overeat it!
I really enjoyed the picture progression of the Pumpkin Cashew Coconut Curry over Coconut Rice. The first two close up pictures lulled me into a false sense of indoorsiness (due to their close up nature and my lack of attention) and then BAM!! All of a sudden the Pumpkin Cashew Coconut Curry over Coconut Rice is outside… in a meadow of shamrocks… way to keep it festive.
Lol glad you think it’s festive Zach because I was definitely squatting in my front yard trying to take these pics as people were walking by with their dogs, wondering why I was taking a pic of a bowl
Clearly they’re ignorant to your internet stardom. Btw, can you teach me how to dougie?
Lol oh such stardom. And duh. Given.
Looks great & so do your arms! Oh, I wish I could be young again & have guns like that LOL! Your recipes are yummy!
Thanks for sharing 🙂
Lol you totally can Terri!!
to me that coconut cauliflower rice actually tastes better than the real deal!! I need to go and buy some more cauliflower and coconut milk pronto!
The cauliflower rice was awesome!
Amy, I agree!
Thank you do much for this recipe!!! My family of 4 has been paleo for about a month now, and every night at dinner my 3.5 year old whines and cries. He sat down to this meal, took one bite, and I got a YUM out of him. That’s a first! Maybe there is hope after all!
That’s freaking awesome Kaitlyn!! Glad they liked it!
I made a vegetarian version. Used cubed butternut squash in place of chicken. Loved the flavors :0)
Glad you liked it Nicolette!!
I can’t believe how insanely crazy funny you are! Love the intermission dance sesh!
lol thanks Brittany!
I made this with the canned sweet potato option, and it was wonderful. I’m already thinking of making it again tomorrow.
thanks awesome! glad it still tasted good!
looks amazing but it cant be really considered paleo because cashews are legumes
you obviously didn’t want the video. shamey shame caleb
Eating this right now after a Crossfit workout! Delicious! Everyone must try this!
Thanks so much Akash, glad you liked them!
Hi juli! This was delish! Any ideas what to do with the rest of this pumpkin??
Make my blueberry pumpkin pie shake!! That’s what I did with it!
Best cooking video ever! You should be on the food network! Thanks for all the great recipes.
Lol you’re too kind Jenn.
I made this with some freshly baked butternut squash, and it was AWESOME!
I used the remaining pumpkin in a smoothie.
Pumpkin smoothies are the best!
Another winner! The coconut rice was awesome! My kids have laid claim to the leftovers for breakfast!
That’s pretty awesome! Glad you all liked it!
This video is the best! And you are AWESOME!! Thanks so much for sharing your recipes. Please make a PALEOMG apron!
Lol thanks so much Melissa! I hope to get to make aprons soon!!
Pure genius :). I don’t know how you handle this spiciness though… snot is literally running down my face right now. That was way too graphic. Thanks for another awesome recipe! 🙂
Lol everyone says my foods are spicy and i never feel that way!!
I just made this. Holy ball sac it’s good. I can’t wait for lunch tomorrow. 🙂
Lol glad you liked it!!
SOOOOooooo delicious. I made it with shrimp instead of chicken (cuz that’s what was in the freezer) and it was amazing. I will totally be making it again with chicken. and then pork. and then shrimp again. yes.
Yum that sounds AWESOME!!
Great recipe!!! I even added in some raisins at the end! Thanks for sharing!
Oooo great idea!!
Fun vid for cooking your adorable … Do all Crossfit paleo girls dance too I thought it was just me and my peeps at Crossfitocmd. com
all cool crossfit girls dance 😉
OMG! Love this! I can’t wait to try it! PS….the video was great and the dancing was awesome! I just stumbled on your site…I’m on day 2 of trying this whole paleo thing and you have definitely motivated/inspired me, so thanks! 🙂
Thank you so much for watching my video!! And I hope you like the recipe 🙂
The whole family loved this
That’s great Mike!
I Loved this recipe! It was absolutely delicious.
I was lazy, and a pig, and ate all my cashews before I got around to making it. Its still good with pine nuts but the cashews were missed. Much spicier than anticipated so go easy on the cayenne if you are a wuss like me.
LOVED the “rice.” It was a perfect blend of sweet and savory when mixed with the curry.
This recipe is seriously good. I’m going to make it a second time. Thank you for the brilliant idea of coconut cauliflower rice! It’s a great alternative to rice.
This recipe is my absolute favorite so far! Everything about it is delicious and is definitely worth the time it takes to prepare it. This is a MUST make!
Oooo this looks good! I’m excited to try it!!! Quick question about the Cauliflower rice….. what kind of food processor to you use??!! I have tried this with a magic bullet and a blender with no such luck, and you made it look soooo easy!!! I need to get me a food processor, but don’t want to buy one that can’t handle the cauliflower!! Thanks!!!
ps… loved the dance moves!! 🙂
I use a 9 cup cuisinart food processor Jamie 🙂 it’s the best!
Thanks!!!! Imma have to get me one of those! ps in a weird note, I was looking at the ingredient list yesterday and noticed hmm I dont see anything with strawberries… random, and then you come through with strawberries in the recipe today! Crazy! I think you were reading my mind. OK enough being creepy, thanks for the food processor tip!
I love this recipe and I particularly enjoyed the dance time, Honestly, how are you single? I, too, would enjoy a paleomg apron to save my boobs from getting bacon grease spattered!
Daaaaym, girl. This is good shit! But I was really wowed by your food styling, bowl-in-the-garden brilliance.
Do you think regular canned pumpkin would taste decent enough in this recipe? What did you use?
yes canned pumpkin is what i used!
i’m trying to rate this 5-stars, but my stupid computer will only let me do 2 maximum…
very yummy and so filling! made double the batch and ate it for 3 days in a row (dinner, lunch & lunch again).
Hubby and I just had this for dinner – soooo yummy and filling. I used raw pumpkin and chopped it finely – very nice.
Just found your blog and all the food looks so delicious! Can’t wait to try this recipe! I went paleo just a few weeks ago and am loving it. Was confused by the “rice” in the title, but love you made it with caulifower! You totally rock!
so incredibly delicious! love, love, love it! will be adding this recipe to our favorites! thanks!
This was arguably the best curry I’ve ever eaten. I added a little extra pumpkin (because I love the flavor) and left out the honey (an extra little hug for everyone’s pancreas). It was a little spicy (which I love BTW), and I was amazed to see that the kids’ palettes are adapting. SWEET! The nine year olds came back for THIRDS! Thank you for doing what you do. This was the second of your recipes that I made this week (change the name to blackberry glazed pork chop heaven on earth). I’m going to have to teach them how to cook like this so that when they’re 18 (and ON THEIR OWN) they don’t feel compelled to come here for dinner all the time.
I didn’t have any cauliflower to make the “rice” so I used a small amount of basmati rice & put some shredded coconut in it. The chicken was good – a little spicy – but tasty! I saw an earlier comment about what to do with the leftover pumpkin? I give a teaspoon of pumpkin in my dogs food daily, recommended by the Vet! My dog has some sensitive stomach issues LOL!!
Your recipes are awesome – as you are! Thanks for the time you put into this website, I really appreciate it!
LOVE this recipie!!! So much that I’ve made it twice since finding your website. This was my first time cooking anything with curry and also cooking with cauliflower as a substitute. Will definitely try making your other recipies. Thank you!!!
Am sure youve heard it many times but you remind me of Molly Shannon, HILARIOUS! Awesome food, awesome site, awesome personality. I recommend your site to all my paleo friends. You Are Ahhhmazing 😀
Hi Juli! Quick question: if I don’t have a food processor, what’s the best way to get the cauliflower rice-like? Thanks!
The best way is probably using a cheese grater to just grate it down. Do it in a bowl because it can get REAL messy.
I made this tonight, the first recipe I’ve made off your site! It was WONDERFUL! I usually follow a Clean Eating lifestyle, but have been intrigued by Paleo. This recipe has sold me on you, your recipes, and truly making a lifestyle change that can work! My 4 and 6 year olds that it was “yummy” as well! Thank you!
We (and by we, I mean my husband) made this over the weekend and it was the bomb.com! So easy and so good. I have been searching for a good rice substitute (coconut curries really need some kind of base to soak up the coconutty goodness) and this is perfect.
Thanks so much for your hilarious blog and amazing recipes! I have been eating Paleo for exactly 3 weeks and loving it (and the results). I am possibly the WORST cook in the world so your recipes have been a lifesaver! I precooked this dish tonight before I taught a Spin class and left it for the fam. On my way out of class I got this text from my husband…”Holy Shit-ta this dish has some kick-a…hold onto your underpants…might be the best dish you ever made!” Well, considering my poor cooking skills and lack of desire for anything kitchen related he might as well have told me my ass looked great in my jeans…or that I have a great snatch….anyhoo…thanks again and keep them coming…you’re making me look good 🙂
4th recipe from this blog I’ve made this week, and although I’ve liked them all, this one is my favorite!! I’m not a huge curry fan…most of the time it tastes a a bit too rich for me. This curry recipe was perfect though – flavorful, spicy, creamy, yet not too sweet. I’m loving on the cauliflower rice too. THANKS! 🙂
I know I’m late to the party but the impromptu dance seen was cray cray complete. Awesome.
O.M.G. indeed! I made this for dinner tonight and it was out of this world! Im relatively new to the Paleo scene, entering the end of my second month (I know right, why it took me sooo long to convert, I have no idea!) and this is the best curry I have ever made, paleo or not 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Hi! I love you and I love your blog! I made this and it was a hit! My mother, the Curry Queen, even gave her approval!
A friend just put my onto your site and I LOVE it!!!! Only one thing….it might be my computer but all of a sudden everything on your website seems to be a twitter link? Anyone else having this problem, I can’t read any posts or recipes in full because of these annoying little twitter pics! Please help!
That’s suuuuuper strange. My roommate nor I are having any trouble with it
I made this lastnight which some revisions! I crock potted it though (used more coconut milk, the full can of pumpkin, a shit TON of spices..i LOVE cumin!…added a tomato, a red chile, a green chile, and a tbsp of coconut flour) One world- AMAZING!! I LOVE your rice substitute idea! i ate a full bowl, and didn’t feel bloated like I would have, had i used rice. I am falling in paleo love with your site! I’ve been strict paleo for 3 weeks and have already lost a dress size! Such an improvement to my health. 🙂
wow I just made this and holy moly I could not stop eating it. You are amazing with coming up with recipes. I just want to pick your brain.
I just made this last night and it was delicious! Thank you for providing flavor entertainment for my mouth!
Excited to try this one! Got a kick out of the eeexxxttreeemmeely long name of the dish.. LOL!!
I think you should have added coconut again somewhere in it! LOL!
thanks so much!! i want to impress my boyfriend tonight for dinner so this is a great recipe, who knows maybe i’ll dance for him too!!
p.s. you’re adorable 🙂
I found your websit/blog and let me tell ya…… This is freakin AAAMAZZZING! This is the first video I watched of your and could not stop laughing after your awesome dancing LOL. Thanks for sharing some awesome recipes. We are trying to go paleo so this will be our 1st attempt 🙂
Just made it. I thought is was pretty good. Couldn’t even taste the pumpkin. I loved the rice. I tried it on my little kids. Two out of three approved. Lol. Ages 3-8. The middle guy loved all of it. Couldn’t sell the others on the rice, I didn’t tell them it was cauliflower or they wouldn’t have even tried. I will make it again. 🙂
Your such a likeable person! i don’t know if thats even a word, but your awesome!! I’ve been doing some Natzi challenge at gym…(no sugar,no soy,no life). I’m going to try Juli’s paleo meal plans because theres so much more variety. By the way, you look AMAZING! and maybe after a few months of your receipes i can look as half as good as you!
I made this today, and it was SO good! Thank you!
I’ve just started reading your blog, and tried this recepie yesterday. It introduced me to a lot of new exiting elements: a new use of cauliflower and pumpkin in curry – love it!
I am from Norway and pumpkin (canned or fresh) is not that ususal here and difficult to get a hold of so I used butternut squash (baked it first) in stead and that worked fine.
I’ve also tried your sweet potato brownies and the fudgy brownies – yummy!
Thanks for all new ideas and I will continue to follow your post.
Awesome, amazing, delicious!
This recipe was great! I used bone-in chicken and added a little chicken stock to let it braise for a little. The “rice” was wonderful–I had never done that before! Thanks!
this recipe was wonderful!!! my husband said it’s the best curry I’ve ever made.
I just discovered your blog after listening to people from my box rave about your bacon chili and other wonderful sounding recipes. I have to say I feel like I’ve found such a kindred spirit! Love to cook/bake/experiment, especially if I can make them Paleo and have become a crossfit junkie. Loved the video! Thanks for the awesome source of entertainment and cannot wait to try out this curry, sounds fabulous!!! (also a pumpkin junkie)
I made this last night for dinner very nice had a good spicy kick to it. Just had the leftovers for lunch all the flavours paired well with a glass of red wine.
Made this last night with some friends.. Holy sh*t it was so delicious! Also, it was the first time I’ve made cauliflower rice and I was blown away with how amazing it was!
Thanks for the amesome recipes Juli! If only I lived in CO 😉
I made this tonight… WOW!! I love the subtle pumpkin flavor with the heat of the red pepper flakes!
This is the first one of your recipes that I’ve made, and it was AMAZING! I didn’t have any cashews but it was still delicious. I’ll be trying more of your recipes very soon. 🙂
Made this last night…. It was one of the best things Ive ever made!
Thank you for this, as I thought I was doomed to eating meat and salad for the rest of my Paleo life.
You my friend are the ancestral (young) Julia Child. With a hot Crossfit body.
I LOVE YOU.
-A straight paleo chick.
I made this recipe today and it was GREAT! Thanks for all the time and energy you put into your food! Been enjoying reading your posts and making some of your stuff!
Made this recipe this morning -first time I’ve ever used my food processor and I think cauliflower coconut rice may be my new favourite thing! Now enjoying a big bowl post-WOD and I think this is the best meal I’ve honestly eaten in a while, fantastic flavour combination. THANK YOU for the awesome recipe 😀
WOW, another fantastic looking recipe! I just discovered your website about a month ago and I’m mildly to completely obsessed with all of your dishes/you. You are hilarious! I’m simply compelled to try this one like.. tomorrow.. or rather in 5 hours when the grocery stores open. if it wasn’t the wee hours of the morning I would jump right to making this right now. I just baked a sugar pumpkin tonight to have on hand for various dishes as I love pumpkin-everything, too, so the timing worked out perfectly. I can’t wait to try this. I will be sure to post how it goes! (SOOOO excited)
Thank you for your wonderful inspiration, you are a delight!
This dish was awesome. I made this tonight and it was a total hit for my guests who I made it for as a belated birthday dinner. I even got a “Whoah.. this is like.. restaurant quality” and a “Can I swim in this?” 🙂
I tried using organic light coconut milk (canned) but wound up adding about 2 tbsp coconut mana and about 1/4 cup of full fat organic coconut milk (canned) to thicken up both the consistency and flavor which helped and also made the dish extra saucey (rad- I loathe not having enough sauce towards the end of a my meal) 🙂 Next time I think I’ll just use the full fat coconut milk or maybe do a half & half version. The consistency came out beautifully thick (like I like my curry sauces).
Also, I used avocado oil in place of coconut oil because I wanted to get some omega-3’s in there without altering the flavor too much with EVOO. Unfortunately, coconut oil lacks any and all omega 3’s. The avo oil worked well and while the final product was very yummy, I felt like it wasn’t as “coconut” flavor as I wanted it to be for a coconut chicken curry (which is largely do to the fact that I used a light coconut milk and did not use coconut oil as my cooking oil).
Another thing, DO NOT overcook the chicken in the pan before adding the coconut milk. I cooked the chicken in the pan practically all the way through before adding the coconut milk/pumpkin and other seasonings and the end product was a rather bland chicken like it didn’t absorb the flavors of the sauce it was cooked in. The sauce was really delicious though, but the chicken stood out in the bite as it’s own flavor apart from the sauce which only I apparently noticed (because I’m a picky freak like that).
I also would’ve liked to have tasted the garlic in the dish a little bit more, or rather in the chicken- I think next time I’ll marinate the chicken in garlic and salt and pepper the night before or something and cook it better according to the directions.
Overall, I thought the curry was very yummy. I’m definitely going to marinate the chicken next time but I’m going to follow your directions for using full fat coconut milk and coconut oil to really get those coconut flavors infused in there! Then based on how I feel after a meal so heavy in omega 6 fats, I can see about potentially wanting to play around with a half & half coconut milks and/or oils. Either way, I see myself making this again and again.
Thank you so much for this recipe, I am so anxious to make this again! My friends actually said we (I) should make this again for our weekly dinner (a few days from now) 🙂
One of the best recipes–paleo or not–EVER!!
I just made this for my vegan roommate (only I substituted shrimp for the chicken. It was super ultra delicious!! I’m hosting a bollywood movie night next week for myself, my gluten-free sis, two vegan friends and somebody who doesn’t care what it is as long as it’s food, and this is what I’m making…. Only problem, the color turned out nasty like poop. (I think because the combo of the turmeric and my cast iron pan kind of turned it greenish, lol.)
Thanks for the best idea ever!
Holy awesome! I made the curry tonight for dinner. Amazing! Again another hit from paleomg. Thanks 🙂
I love this! We love curry, especially home made. Tonight was the second time we made this in the last week! This time we added a can of diced tomatoes and topped it with green onions! Yummy! Thanks Juli for the great recipes, you’re an inspiration to me and many others.
Made this tonight with pork, added some cooked broccoli at the end, and had to make curry powder from scratch because I was missing ingredients. I wound up mixing in a bit of Garam Masala as well. OMG!!!!!! SO good! Thank you for obsessing about food and documenting what you make. I will definitely be visitng the site again, and often!
Thx Juli…will try this over the weekend. Sounds and looks really good. It is great to see how much fun you have in the kitchen and your dancing clips are always entertaining!! PS. What are your top snacks for that late afternoon “snack attack”?
i tend to just eat some sort of meat i have lying around and some coconut butter or other kind of fat. i’m a simple snacker.
Hey JB- couple things:
1. love, love love this. Thank you once again.
2. I laughed to hard (in a very good way) at the dance break I’m still wiping tears away.
3. Are those the NB minimus’? Do you like them? I’m hooked on the Vibram Five Fingers, but may want to get some “normal” shoes because they’re a little goofy. And I get flowers stuck in between my toes.
I love them! I think they’re great shoes!
I was procrastinating to avoid some work I need to do, so I added this entire recipe into a website to get the nutritional breakdown. For anyone who is curious, if you make this recipe and then divide it into 4 servings, each serving has the following:
19g sat fat
*this is an estimate based on info from calorieking.com*
“I’m lazy, whatever” haha. dude you’re awesome. and that dish looks sick !
OMG! This was so GOOD! Had it last week and again today. My problem is to portion control it. Thanks for all the great recipe and funny Videos. Makes my day!
I think it’s funny that the word “chicken” is not in the title of this recipe. I thought it was going to be chunks of pumpkin.
I know I am late to the party, but I have been looking for an alternative to home made Thai curry for a while, this might just be our winner. Thanks for sharing!
I love you! You’re so fricken adorable. New to the site this month, but have already made a couple. Rock on girlfriend cause the dancing is my favorite part of all the videos!
Made this meal tonight for dinner. It’s often hard to get cauliflower over seas, so we haven’t been able try this one yet. I loved it.
Made this last night for dinner and just finished off the leftovers for lunch and now I’m sad because there’s no more 🙁 De-freaking-licious! Thanks for an amazing recipe 🙂
This was sooooo good! My hubby and I LOVED it! had it for dinner and leftovers for lunch. Definite winner, Juli!
Just started Paleoing (a week into my 2-month buyin). Am soooo grateful I found your fabulous recipes because it’s not horrible and painful like I feared but fun. I am a pumpkin freak, addicted to Panera pumpkin muffins and Starbucks pumpkin bread, plus making my own at home when I have time (and the need to add choc chips). Your pumpkin blueberry bread was so delicious that I didn’t even miss (ok not very much) the choc chips. It was my first attempt using a food processor (which came with the blender and has been sitting in the cupboard, taking up space, until now). I can’t wait to try this one (and the curry chicken sliders). I love curry too. My question, does one need a shredding attachment to make the cauliflower rice, cause I don’t think I have that. Otherwise I’ll just mash it, I guess. Thank you!
You could use a cheese grater instead, it’s just messy!
My family LOVED this recipe. We are trying to do a week of pumpkin Paleo foods. Thank you
This was AWESOME! Whole family loved it, and my paleo-phobic husband didn’t even notice that the “rice” wasn’t rice. Definitely a new staple!
Just made this for dinner and it was sensational! I initially laughed at the idea that it could feed 4-5 ppl, but the cauliflower rice fills you up so well! I cannot wait to make this again. Thank you!! Now I have to sneak the leftovers into my purse tomorrow before the puppy daddy notices.
I made this tonight and it was OUTSTANDING! Lots of heat, too, which I appreciate because it’s maybe the only thing stopping me from shoveling the whole damn pan into my gullet. Yay pumpkin!
literally eating this RIGHT NOW. Its so delicious! Lots of heat, I think I broke a sweat. But its darn delicious. SECONDS PLEASE
5 stars. This is so good! I left out the red pepper flakes just so I could add spice later. I didn’t end up adding any. It is great!
This was a great change of pace!! Brilliant!
GOOD FOOD FOR DINNER!!
Just found you by Googling for Paleo pumpkin recipes. LOVE your spirit, you are beautiful, strong & funny.
I’m just starting Paleo life and am easing hubby & 13 y/o son into it. I’m replacing cashews with pumpkin seeds because son has nut allergy (really going to be a bitch replacing all the nutty goodness of Paleo recipes)
I’ve bookmarked you and will check in regularly for fun, fitness & recipes.
Thanks so much!
I am struggling to find the words…….lets just say i cannot wait to make this again. Maybe even double up the recipe because my son and i loved it. Thsnk you so much for sharing!!!!!!!
Just made this recipe replacing the cashews w/pumpkin seeds for some crunch because my son is allergic to nuts. (big issue on Paleo diet which I am phasing in on family) I’m waiting for hubby to get home so we can sit down and eat together. Very hard to wait.
Love this video. You are so much fun to watch. Saw earliest video and then some later where you don’t dance and I think I miss the crazy fun dance break. Perhaps burpees or some other exercise you do so well to remind people about moving their bodies more whenever they get a minute or two PLUS the dancing alternative. Anyway, thanks for doing all this for a bunch of curious strangers who are looking for ideas and info about cooking Paleo.
This is the best meal I have eaten since June 1st, 2013 when I began my paleo life. I use your site all the time. You are an inspiration! Thanks for all the awesome, practical, easy, flavorful, exciting recipes.
This is the third recipe I have made of yours and like the others it was awesome!! It was a tad too spicy for me, although bearable, so I may scale back on red pepper flakes next time. Thanks again for sharing!!
Tried this tonight and it was fantastic!
I am thinking about a slow cooker version, with big old hunks of bone-in chicken. Will there be way too much liquid, that way? I want it to be so magical and stew-like, not soup-like.
This was an amazing recipe – but what volume are the cans of coconut milk? The tins vary in size quite a bit.
you can use 14 ounce cans of coconut milk for this
I have a weird complex when it comes to touching raw meat but I had to suck it up today bc I reeeeally wanted to make this. So glad I did! It’s delish! You’re the bomb, Julie! Thank you!
Great dish! Made it last night and my husband (who’s not on the paleo path quite yet) loved it too!
Fairly new to paleo, and I really enjoy your blog for your straight-up this is me attitude!
Firstly, I LOVED your dancing, we could definitely hang out and dance randomly in the kitchen!
Secondly, this recipe is so good! I used fresh pumpkin and it was fabulous.
Love your blog- you are my inspiration on CrossFit and cooking.
Made it this week and I only had one problem with this recipe…I think needed to quadruple the recipe to have enough to bathe in! It was so delicious that I was sad I didn’t have enough for leftovers for a few days!
Are cashews Paleo? Thought not…
depends who you talk to!
I suspect that I kind of screwed this up when I was making it because I wasn’t a huge fan. Not to mention mine looked way different from the picture. Therefore I will not be rating this one! I’ll probably give your other curry recipe a try soon though 🙂
Is this suitable to freeze? x
Not sure how the rice would do, but the chicken yes
you are such a hoot! i love u! i have 2 of ur books!! starting Paleo on monday!!
yay!! thank you so much for the support! I hope my books help you with your new paleo path!
I was looking g fir something different to do with my curry tonight I would have never thought of pumpkin. I love you and your sick awesome dance moves
Think this will work in my crock pot?? This is one of my faves but I have no time this week and need my crock pot!
i personally think it would be better not made in a crockpot, but its worth a try!
Awesome recipe! Quick & easy. Huge hit with the family! It was a bit spicy so next time I would eliminate the cayenne. But it was a delicious meal with the wonderful taste of fall 🙂 I will def make this again!
Delicious! My husband and I devoured this. I halved the cayenne and it was perfectly spiced for us. Thanks for the great recipe.
OH. MY. GOD.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Best cooking video ever!!!
thank you for showing us those seriously awesome dance skills… also, can we get a new cooking video + dancing??
Do you use raw or roasted cashews for this recipe? Love your recipes!
you honestly can use either! whatever you have on hand!
oh my gosh..what in the world have I stumbled onto here???? hahahahahaha….your song and dance was good…but it …cracked…me…up…. hilarious!….To make a long story short…two weeks ago doc says..u got
Type II Diabetes. Yup…basically…i’m fat…I need a new life. I think this may be it. Your recipes look insane..this jerk chicken and plantains with cauliflower sticky rice??? wow…This will be happening in my kitchen. I actually came across your site two weeks ago when I was googling low carb stuff. I’ve already ordered two of your books from Amazon…and a book from your bread genius friend… I’ve already been eating Paleo stuff …already lost 9 pounds and it hasn’t even been two weeks yet. I read your story about your past bad food ways and how you got into Paleo and working out. Your getting me fired up. I gotta lose 80 lbs!! Been walking everynight. Keep it up and by all means…more dancing and singing…I actually laughed out loud
and it felt good to have a good belly laugh..it’s been awhile. I’m feeling good and starting to notice a change in my skin and best of all …I wake up and feel energetic. Best of luck getting hitched!!! a fan for life….Leigh C.
that’s so awesome you’re feeling more energetic! when i started paleo, that was one of the things I noticed first! good luck with feeling better and better!
Absolutely delicious! At first I thought it may be too spicy, but the coconut rice was perfect to balance it all out! Will be making this again and again! Thanks Juli!
awesome, glad you tried another old school recipe Cass!