Okay, don't be intimidated by the title! This meal is actually very simple to make, despite its exotic name. First off, what the heck is kamut?? I happened upon kamut in the health foods section by the rice and quinoa. I thought, "YOLO!" and tossed that mysterious grain into my cart. Here's an important tip: I assumed it would cook like rice in that it would be finished when all the water was absorbed and that it would be fluffy. But it's more like pasta. There will be some water left to drain off, and the texture is chewier. Don't be scared, though-- despite it not being familiar like rice or pasta, my kids and hubby still ate it AND actually liked it. I think maybe they just liked saying, "Kamut. Kamut." It's a fun word. Try it.
Okay, so while the kamut cooks (I followed the instructions on the package and cooked 1 c. dry kamut in 3 c. water, which was plenty for my family of 5 with some to spare), prep your veggies. Use whatever veggies you like. Here's what I used:
Brown some ground turkey in a pan, seasoning with fresh ground pepper and sea salt. Add your prepped veggies and some olive oil. Once your turkey and veggies are cooked through, add one jar of your favorite Tikka Masala sauce (look for organic, low sugar varieties) and simmer on low until your kamut is ready. Tikka Masala is a great Indian sauce to first introduce your kids to Indian food-- it's not too spicy and has a familiar tomato-base-- it also tends to be the least fattening of the Indian sauces you can purchase in the grocery store, found in the Asian food section. Can we all agree that the Asian food section is the smartest section? ;)
That's it. The kamut takes about 40 minutes total, so start it early. Then serve with some fresh diced avocado. Seriously, so flavorful, so packed with veggies and protein-- it's a meal you will brag about making! And it tastes great the next day for lunch, too ;) Winning!
As a busy mom of 3, working multiple part-time jobs & volunteering in PTA, I am all about QUICK, EASY, HEALTHY, REALISTIC meals. If it takes longer than 20 minutes or requires hard-to-find ingredients, it's likely not gonna happen! Don't ask me for macros, because that goes against my Real Life mentality-- just know I always balance carbs, protein, & healthy fats.