Last night was one of those nights when I simply felt like eating something cooked in a sauce and spooned over rice. I began looking around my kitchen for possible ingredients. I found a package of frozen chicken thighs, a vidalia onion and a sweet potato that I thought would all work well together. And now for the flavors...I have a mixture of coriander, cumin, cloves cinnamon, turmeric and cardamom that I bought from a spice shop in Cincinnati. It gives a really nice curry flavor to any dish. I did find a recipe that gives measurements:
1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp cumin
pinch of cloves
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cardamom
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
Once you have this together, set it aside and cut your onion and sweet potato. Saute in a little olive oil until it just starts to become tender.
While this is cooking, I made a quick batch of rice. I always use chicken broth instead of water because I think it gives the rice a nice flavor.
When the chicken is tender, turn off the heat and add the juice of 1 lime and some roughly-cut fresh basil leaves.
All that is left is to get out your bowls and serve. This was exactly what I felt like and the flavors were absolutely amazing.