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reader recipe poll: thai rice curry

Thai Rice Curry (recipe adapted from here)

  • 1/3c. coconut milk
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1c. brown rice
  • 3c. water
  • 1T. curry powder
  • 1/4t. turmeric powder
  • 1/4t. cinnamon
  • 1/4t. ginger
  • 3T. soy sauce
  • 1 potato, diced

In a large saucepan or skillet, combine the onion, garlic, and coconut milk over medium low heat.  Heat for 3-5 minutes.  Add the remaining ingredients.  Stir well.  Bring mixture to a boil.  Cover and reduce heat.  Simmer for 40 minutes.  Adjust seasonings as needed.  Serves 4.

I wanted some extra greens in my dinner so I threw in a cup of broccoli florets with about 10 minutes of simmering to go.

I’ll be honest – this recipe didn’t really wow me.  It was mostly just okay.  Filling, different, not terrible, but nothing out of the ordinary either.  I don’t have a lot of experience with curries or Thai food, so I wasn’t sure what to add to amp it up a bit.  Any ideas?

It was my first time cooking with coconut milk!  Dave is pretty excited about having the leftover milk to put in his coffee in the mornings!

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7 thoughts on “reader recipe poll: thai rice curry

  1. I really like curry paste rather than powder for a little more oomph on the flavor & heat. Many grocery stores carry a few options (red, green, etc) in the Asian/Latin aisle 🙂

    And I agree with you on this needing vegetables – I love to add bell peppers, green beans, spinach, etc.

  2. i always think curries are one of those things that if you don’t have quite enough salt in them, they have no taste. but add a sprinkle and suddenly it’s amazing. also, did you use fresh ginger? that makes a big difference. and keeg and i always add some cayenne to make the spice better.

  3. ditto on the salt and also I love using cilantro at the end to give it an extra pizazz! My kids LOVE curry nights – mainly because they pile their curry high with coconut. We always have a pile of “condiments” to put on curry so everyone can make it their own way – coconut, peanuts, apples, chopped eggs, sunflower seeds, cucumbers, etc. You’d be amazed to see how much they eat on curry night.

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