Thai green curry with tumeric rice

Thai green curry is one of our absolute favourite meals when the days start to become a little cooler. I first tried Thai green curry in Bangkok over 22 years ago and was completely smitten. I always say, it would be my last meal on earth, if I had a choice in the matter.

I live in Portugal, so it’s quite hard to get my hands on all the authentic ingredients like Thai basil and lemongrass. When I lived in the UK I could find everything I needed in most supermarkets. Now I have to take a hour’s drive west to pick up supplies.

Today I have replaced coriander and Thai basil with parsley and chives. A little disappointing for me, but I used what I had available. My husband isn’t too keen on coriander, so another reason to leave it out.

I served it with turmeric rice. I simply added 1 teaspoon of turmeric to the basmati rice at the start of cooking. The colour is incredible!

Thai green curry Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 cups of mushrooms
  • 2 cans of coconut milk
  • 6 Lime leaves, with the centre vein removed then chopped
  • Half cup cherry tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons Thai green curry paste
  • 3 spring onions
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut palm sugar (brown sugar will do)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (or vegan equivalent)
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 3 spring onions/scallions
  • 1 handfull green beans
  • 1 handful of chives and parsley, but I would use coriander and Thai basil instead.

Prep all veg. Heat coconut oil and add garlic and ginger. Add mushrooms and brown a little. Add curry paste and coconut and stir. Add all other ingredients except the veg. Ensure everything is hot and blended well, then add fresh veg until tender then sprinkle with herbs just before serving.

This recipe uses a lot of ingredients, but I keep everything I need in my store cupboard for other recipes. I use lots of coconut milk in many recipes, so stock up next time you go to the grocerty store.

I’m going to post some very simple recipes too, so stay tuned for quick and easy lunch and supper ideas.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a beautiful day!

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