- 1 Medium Sized (150g) Onion
- 3 Medium Sized (600g) Sweet Potatoes
- 1 Can (400g) Pineapple Chunks In Juice
- 2 Tablespoons (20ml) Vegetable Oil
- 1 Medium Heat Tablespoons (30g) Curry Paste
- ½ Cups (100g) Red Lentils
- 2 Dried Teaspoons (5g) Coriander
- 2 Cups (250ml) Water
- 2 Cups (300g) Easy Cook Rice
Always check the label of each ingredient for allergy warnings.
- Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into bite size cubes. Then slice the onion.
- Heat oil on hob in a pan, fry the onion until golden. Stir in the curry paste and sweet potato.
- Add the pineapple and juice
- Rinse the lentils and add to pan with water and the coriander.
- Bring to boil and then simmer on a low heat for 20 minutes until the sweet potato is cooked through and the sauce thickens.
- Cook the rice as per the instructions on the packet and serve with curry.
Time Saver Tips
This dish can be prepared in advanced and then reheated and rice cooked when required.
Based on a single serving of 520g
Nutrition labels on the front of packaging
- Most of the big supermarkets and many food manufacturers display nutritional information on the front of pre-packed food.
- Front of pack nutrition labels provide information on the number of grams of fat, saturated fat, sugars and salt and the amount of energy (in kJ and kcal) in a serving or portion of a recipe.
- The labels also include information about reference intakes (expressed as a percentage) which are guidelines about the approximate amount of particular nutrients and energy required for a healthy diet.
- The colour coding tells you at a glance if the food has high (red), medium (amber) or low (green) amounts of fat, saturated fat, sugars and salt.
- The more greens on the label, the healthier the choice
- Amber means neither high nor low, so you can eat foods with all or mostly ambers on the label most of the time.
- Reds on the label means the food is high in that nutrient and these are the foods we should cut down on. Try to eat these foods less often and in small amounts.
Food shopping tips
If you’re trying to decide which product to choose, check to see if there's a nutrition label on the front of the pack. This will help you to quickly assess how your choices stack up. You will often find a mixture of red, amber and green colour coding for the nutrients. So when you're choosing between similar products, try to go for more greens and ambers and fewer reds if you want to make a healthier choice.