The Best Slow Cooker Vege Quinoa Curry Plus Slow Cooker Rice Pudding With Salted Caramel Sauce

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When life gets busy one of the first things I do is drag out my trusty slow-cooker from the back of the cupboard and resurrect a few of my favourite crock-pot recipes. It’s the quickest and easiest way for me to make sure there’s a hearty, wholesome meal on the table at the end of a long day. 

Slow-cooked meals are easy, fuss-free and delicious and if you haven’t got a slow cooker then it’s definitely worth adding one to your wish list. I’ve had mine for years and seem to drag it out as soon as the temperature starts to drop. There’s something about a slow cooked meal that really warms the soul in winter. Besides that, arriving home to the whole house smelling of home-cooking is hard to beat.

So to get you in the mood for slow-cooking comfort food I wanted to share two of the easiest, goof-proof slow cooker recipes on the planet. The first is a super tasty Vegetable Quinoa Curry that also happens to be vegan and the second is one that nana would be proud of –  Slow Cooker Rice Pudding With Salted Caramel Sauce. I’ve tried and tested both of these recipes and can guarantee you won’t be disappointed. 

For both recipes I’ve used Almond Breeze Almond Milk which is a milk alternative made from almonds and I can’t get enough of it at the moment. I’m using in all of my cooking, on my breakfast, in smoothies and it even makes a delicious latte – winning! Almond Breeze is diary free and contains no eggs, lactose, casein, peanuts or gluten – making it a perfect dairy-free alternative.

 

BEST SLOW COOKER VEGE QUINOA CURRY

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Above: This delicious curry is the perfect winter warmer.

 

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Above: Everything goes in the pot and a few hours later you have a delicious dinner.

 

 

Slow Cooker Coconut Quinoa Curry
Serves 6
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 20 min
566 calories
43 g
0 g
40 g
18 g
14 g
359 g
336 g
11 g
0 g
23 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
359g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 566
Calories from Fat 339
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g
62%
Saturated Fat 14g
71%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 336mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates 43g
14%
Dietary Fiber 10g
41%
Sugars 11g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A
37%
Vitamin C
161%
Calcium
26%
Iron
39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 medium orange kumara, peeled + chopped
  2. 1 large broccoli crown, cut into florets
  3. ½ white onion, diced
  4. 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  5. 1 can diced tomatoes
  6. 1 can coconut milk (either full fat or lite)
  7. ¼ cup quinoa
  8. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  9. 1 Tbs freshly grated ginger
  10. 1 Tbs freshly grated turmeric (or 1 teaspoon ground)
  11. 2 tsp wheat free tamari sauce
  12. 1 tsp miso (or additional tamari)
  13. ½ - 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  14. 2 cups Almond Breeze Almond Milk (Original)
  15. Red cabbage and sesame seeds to garnish
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a slow cooker. Stir until everything is fully incorporated.
  2. Turn the slow cooker to high and cook for 3 - 4 hours until sweet potato cooks through and the curry has thickened.
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calories
566
fat
40g
protein
18g
carbs
43g
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ALMOND BREEZE – THE FACTS

* Almond Breeze is a delicious milk alternative made from almond (a natural super-food) and it is completely free from dairy, eggs, lactose, casein, peanuts and gluten.

* Almond Breeze is a source of calcium and contains vitamin E

* The low level of saturated fat makes Almond Breeze a healthier alternative to skim milk and soy.

* Unsweetened Almond Breeze has a low glycemic index (GI). There is no sugar added to Unsweetened Almond Breeze making it suitable for diabetics.

* Almond Breeze is lactose free – making it easy to digest and a great substitute for dairy milk especially for the growing Asian and lactose-intolerant population in Australia.

* Almond Breeze has no cholesterol and is suitable for vegans and people with dairy allergies or those who suffer from heart disease or high cholesterol.

* The unique formula in Almond Breeze comes from Blue Diamond, The Almond People, who have over 100 years’ experience in growing and harvesting the world’s finest almonds.

* It is delicious on cereal, in smoothies, coffee and in baking.

 

 

SLOW COOKER RICE PUDDING WITH SALTED CARAMEL SAUCE 

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Above: This delicious dessert can be prepared ahead of time and reheated just before serving.

 

Slow Cooker Rice Pudding
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5866 calories
554 g
489 g
388 g
101 g
125 g
1196 g
3218 g
370 g
5 g
240 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1196g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 5866
Calories from Fat 3317
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 388g
597%
Saturated Fat 125g
626%
Trans Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 60g
Monounsaturated Fat 180g
Cholesterol 489mg
163%
Sodium 3218mg
134%
Total Carbohydrates 554g
185%
Dietary Fiber 48g
192%
Sugars 370g
Protein 101g
Vitamin A
107%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
129%
Iron
97%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup long-grain white rice
  2. 3 cups Almond Breeze Almond Milk (Original)
  3. 3/4 cup sugar
  4. 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  5. 1 pinch salt
  6. 1/3 cup butter, melted
  7. Salted Carmel Sauce
  8. 1 cup sugar
  9. 90g salted butter, cut up into cubes
  10. 1/2 cup cream
  11. 1 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. In a colander, rinse rice thoroughly under cold water.
  2. Put in lightly greased slow cooker.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, except for butter.
  4. Stir to combine.
  5. Pour butter over rice mixture.
  6. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, until rice has absorbed the liquid.
  7. When ready to serve, spoon into dessert bowls and top with caramel sauce.
  8. Salted Caramel Sauce
  9. Heat sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly with a high heat resistant rubber spatula or wooden spoon.
  10. Sugar will form clumps and eventually melt into a thick brown, amber-colored liquid as you continue to stir. Be careful not to burn.
  11. Once sugar is completely melted, immediately add the butter. Be careful in this step because the caramel will bubble rapidly when the butter is added.
  12. Stir the butter into the caramel until it is completely melted, about 2-3 minutes.
  13. Very slowly, drizzle in 1/2 cup of cream while stirring. Since the cream is colder than the caramel, the mixture will rapidly bubble and/or splatter when added.
  14. Allow the mixture to boil for 1 minute. It will rise in the pan as it boils.
  15. Remove from heat and stir in 1 teaspoon of salt. Allow to cool down before using.
  16. Make ahead tip: You can make this caramel in advance. Make sure it is covered tightly and store it for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. Warm the caramel up for a few seconds before using in a recipe.
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calories
5866
fat
388g
protein
101g
carbs
554g
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Above: Top with red cabbage and sesame seeds to add crunch and colour to your curry.

 

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Above: Almond Breeze gives this curry its smooth, creamy texture.

 

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