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Quick Turkey Curry

I think I’ve mentioned this but my husband eats “lectin free” – he has an autoimmune disease and it has improved on this diet (he has been on it for years now). Most of our dinners are lectin free (except when he is out and we eat pasta, nachos and the like) and this has become not only commonplace but enjoyable for all of us. I’m getting pretty good at coming up with meals that work within the parameters, but when I find one that he LOVES, like this, I have to save it (and therefore, share it).

Honestly I found it on Pinterest, big time riffed on it, and was excited about it just because it took ten minutes to make; he knows better than to complain about my cooking so I didn’t care that much about how it tasted. The first night he dug in he immediately remarked about how great it was and then as he continued to eat he said it again, even more emphatically. He is not a raver, so this was high praise. I, of course, sampled as I was making and it’s 100% a meal I can get behind.

Quick Turkey Curry

Serves 4

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 white onion, diced

4 clove garlic, minced or pressed

1 lb. pasture raised ground turkey*

1 tsp. kosher salt, divided

3 c. chopped kale

1 c. full fat coconut milk

1 1/2 tsp. curry powder

1/4 tsp. cumin

1/4 tsp. cayenne

1/4 tsp. ground coriander

1/4 tsp. turmeric

1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

5 c. pressure cooked white Jasmine or basmati rice

1/4 c. finely chopped cilantro (leaves and tiny stems)

*For his diet the rice has to be pressure cooked and the meat has to be pasture-raised. If you aren’t eating a lectin free diet, feel free to cook your rice however you want and buy store brand ground turkey.

  1. Heat oil in large skillet. Add onion and garlic along with 1/2 tsp. of the salt. Cook until softened and fragrant. Add turkey and cook, breaking up, until no longer pink.
  2. Add kale and stir to wilt. Add coconut milk, remaining 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, spices and pepper. Bring to boil and let cook until slightly thickened, about five minutes.
  3. Arrange rice in baking dish (or bowls) and top with turkey mixture. Sprinkle cilantro and serve.