10th to the 16th October 2016 saw National Curry Week, unfortunately we had to delay our Curry eating slightly due to various things but it wasn’t a major disaster, as for us Curry is not just to be eaten during one week, it is something that can be enjoyed all of the time. I am a bit of a ‘Mish mash’ cook, I tend to look through the cupboards, see what we have and throw it in the pan, deciding on that day what we might fancy.
When it comes to currys it is difficult to please everyone here so I tend to be making two (at least), I like something with a bit of a kick and I am a vegetarian, Hubby on the other hand is a milder fan and loves meat! I sometimes make a vegetable curry and then throw the meat on top of hubby’s meal!
If you are like me you would rarely eat a curry on its own (although I have and it is still delicious), I tend to match it with rice and Naan Bread (I sometimes throw in chips too, depends how hungry I am).
When it comes to rice I don’t have a set type I like with my curry; I am happy with almost any as long as it is there.At the end of last week I was desperate for a curry and I will be honest, with various things going on I couldn’t bring myself to spend a vast amount of time in the kitchen (something I usually love to do), so I headed to the local supermarket and bought one of the indian meal sets. Only problem with them is that the rice portion is tiny, so we decided to freeze the rice for another time and cook a nice portion of Tilda Basmati and Wild Rice which I had been sent to try.
It was so easy to cook and ready in no time, I added it to the plate and added Vegetable Jalfrezi (Chicken Korma for the hubby), onion barghis and Naan bread. I could not wait to dig in. The rice offered something different to the meal, the wild rice was the perfect percentage of the rice to give an extra delicious taste to it..
It really was a perfect accompaniment to the curry and the next time (later this week) I am going to have a vegetable dansak with pineapple, onion, carrot and some Basmati Rice, I might even make some Paneer Mattar to have on the side. Tilda was the first company to bring Basmati to the UK over 40 years and I have to say, it is a company that knows what they are doing. The rice is perfect for the family, easy to cook and tasty to eat – what more could you want?!
Tilda basmati with wild rice is now my new favourite rice, they have different types in the range and I am going to enjoy more of it in the future? Are you a fan of curry and rice?