Preparation time 20 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes
Yellow curry paste
1 Make the yellow curry paste by blending all the ingredients together in a small food processor or pestle and mortar. Add a little coconut milk until the mixture forms a smooth paste.
2 Heat a wok over high heat and add 20-30ml of the curry paste and about 30ml of the remaining coconut milk. Fry until fragrant.
3 Add the mushrooms and remaining coconut milk and stir-fry for 4-5 minutes. Add the chicken and broccoli and stir-fry for another 4-5 minutes, or until cooked. Serve on a bed of rice, garnished with fresh coriander.
Shiitake mushrooms contain beta-glucans and selenium, compounds known to boost immunity, while onions, ginger and garlic support immunity as sources of vitamin C, potassium, chromium, and selenium. Turmeric is the spice with the highest immune-boosting power. Broccoli contains carotenoids that get broken down to vitamin A in the body where it helps immunity at a cellular level. The coconut oil in coconut milk contains lauric acid, which helps to attack viruses, bacteria and pathogens.
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