Jackfruit Tofu Coconut Curry with Wild Rice & Ginger Stir Fried Vegetables
Spice Level: 🌶️
Jackfruit translated in Tagalog is "Langka", this dish is inspired by "Ginataan Langka" - jackfruit coconut curry. Resembling slow cooked meat, the jackfruit breakdowns and is cooked till tender harmonizing with lots of onion and ginger served with rice because it's not truly a Filipino inspired dish without rice or love!
Follow timing on MANNA package, this time varies by +/- 3 minutes depending on the level of your simmer and how cold your fridge is. You want to ensure that the internal food temperature reaches about 165°F/74°C, piping hot. With open bags begin to layer your bowl with desired quantity starting with wild rice, followed by the vegetables and pour over curry so that the sauce gets all up in the dishes business. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds for added nutrients and crunch.
This curry is rich in protein and vitamins (B complex, C, K). Jackfruit is high in magnesium, vitamin B6, and antioxidants, and has been shown to enhance immunity, boost magnesium levels, and improve digestion Coconut milk, a healthy fat made of medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) fatty acids, helps increase energy expenditure.
Protein: Tofu is a complete protein and provides all the essential amino acids allowing the body to form proteins necessary for growth & development. Wild rice is higher in protein than most whole grains and is a good source of fiber, folate, and magnesium.
Vitamin B Complex: B vitamins are building blocks for a healthy body and help turn other nutrients into energy, and maintain a healthy metabolism. Red pepper is rich in B vitamins, especially B6 which may help with improving mood and brain health. Jackfruit is also very high in vitamin B6.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C helps prevent damage to cells and helps absorb iron in the intestine. Broccoli, bell peppers and cabbage have some of the highest levels of Vitamin C.
Vitamin K: Key to helping regulate the body’s inflammatory process, many vegetables in this dish (cabbage, carrots, broccoli) provide excellent sources of vitamin K.