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Get lean with Thai Curry

Eating the right food can help you burn fat and that doesn't mean hours in the kitchen. This delicious meal can be made in just 15 minutes.

Are you training like a champion? Then you have to start eating like one. Cut out processed foods and takeaways, and take responsibility for what you eat. That might mean making your own dinner.

Cooking doesn’t have to be a chore, though. Using fresh ingredients calls for creativity, and it can be fun to combine new flavours, textures and smells. Best of all, you can cook a substantial meal in less than 15 minutes.

We give you a taste of South East Asia with a prawn Thai green curry.

Ingredients (serves 2)

■190g of raw peeled prawns
■ 200g of jasmine rice
■ 155g of mangetout
■ 130g of baby sweetcorn
■ 400ml of coconut milk
■ 2 tbsp of green curry paste
■ 1 red pepper
■ 1 red chilli
■ 2 sticks of lemongrass
■ 2 cloves of garlic
■ Half an aubergine
■ Half a red onion
■ Cashew nuts
■ Coconut or olive oil for frying

Step 1

Slice the red pepper, onion, aubergine and sweetcorn, and crush and finely chop the lemongrass, chilli and garlic.

Step 2

Put the rice in a saucepan and pour in boiling water until it reaches an inch above the rice. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Step 3

Heat some coconut or olive oil in a frying pan with half the green curry paste. Fry the onion, pepper, sweetcorn, chilli, lemongrass and garlic until they soften, then add the prawns, nuts, aubergine and mangetout.

Add extra curry paste to flavour. The prawns will cook in three minutes or so, turning bright pink. Finally, add the coconut milk, stir it in, and leave to simmer for a further five minutes.

Step 4

Check that the water in the rice has evaporated. The rice should be soft, if not slightly sticky. Serve the rice first, then pile on a big helping of the curry. Enjoy.

Preparation time 4 minutes
Cooking time 11 minutes

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