Red Curried Brown Rice Stir Fry

by Khushboo on May 22, 2014

Happy Thursday!  I’m in a rather ecstatic mood as I leave for London tonight.  I love Bombay but it sure feels good to be going home.  I may or may not have already started making my To-Do/Places To-Eat list.  I am particularly excited to get my Pad Thai fix at some point this weekend at Busaba.  It might not be the fanciest of restaurants but in terms of taste & quality, Busaba is one of my favourites.

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In the meanwhile, I’ve been getting my dose of Thai food with a recipe I came up with over the weekend: Red Curried Brown Rice Stir Fry.

Consider this a gravy-less red curry i.e. it has all the yummy flavours of Thai red curry without the wetness.  I love me some curry, but the thought alone had me sweating.  And of course the idea of dinner being ready in a flash is always welcome, especially on a weeknight.  If you don’t eat chicken, go ahead and remix the recipe.  I’ve been alternating between chicken, shrimp & tofu.

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Red Curried Brown Rice Stir Fry serves 1

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 medium breast of chicken, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red/yellow peppers
  • 1/2 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 heaped teaspoon red curry paste – I use Thai Kitchen
  • 1/4 cup chicken or veggie broth
  • 2-3 tablespoons full-fat coconut milk
  • Finely chopped basil for garnish- optional

Method

  1. Coat a large non-stick pan with cooking spray and place over medium heat.  Once heated add chicken, broccoli, mushrooms and peppers. Sauté for 3-4 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Set aside.
  2. In the same pan, add onions and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until fragrant.  Add red curry paste & broth. Reduce heat & stir well. Once fragrant (about 90 seconds), add in rice, chicken & veggies.  Combine well and cook for a further 90 seconds.  Towards the end, stir in coconut milk.
  3. Turn off heat & transfer stir fry to a serving plate.  Garnish with basil & serve hot.

Catch you guys on the other side of the pond globe!

What’s your favourite Thai dish?

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{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

z May 22, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Looks delish. Will try soon.
How do you stay in shape after indulging (moderately?) every now and then.
Have fun in London…missing it 😉 too.

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Khushboo May 24, 2014 at 12:53 pm

I balance out my indulgent meals by eating healthily the rest of the time and also working out! It’s all about finding a balance that suits YOUR body 🙂

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Lucie@FitSwissChick May 22, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Oh have a good trip back home and enjoy London!! So nice!
Btw, it’s only a short flight from Zurich….just sayin’…. 🙂

This recipe sounds so good – now I only need to find brown rice. Oh Switzerland!

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Khushboo May 24, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Ohh the idea of coming to Zurich does sound tempting 😉

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Shashi @ RunninSrilankan May 22, 2014 at 3:32 pm

My favorite Thai would be anything thrown into Green curry – but I do love me some red curry too! I have all the ingredients for your stir fry – except the red curry pate – am gonna look for some Thai Kitchen Red curry paste this afternoon

Next year am planning on coming to London sometime in June (I know there’s a whole 365 days in between) -but – I sure hope we get to meet up then! Safe travels dear.

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Khushboo May 24, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Try it out with green curry paste instead- it tastes as delicious! Hopefully our trips to London coincide next year 😀

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Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets May 22, 2014 at 5:16 pm

I’ve never used Red Curry paste, but I love the sound of this and also of an easy week night dinner. The Hubby and I are getting back into the swing of both of us working again (me for real and him at his rotation) so dinners this week have been really, really lazy. Last night I had a bowl of cereal with blueberries and toast. This is a way better option. I’m adding Red Curry Paste to the grocery list.

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Khushboo May 24, 2014 at 12:57 pm

As much as I’m all for cooking, sometimes you just can’t beat a bowl of cereal…especially at dinnertime!

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Tara @ Sweat like a Pig May 22, 2014 at 5:17 pm

Yay! Can’t wait to welcome you back to London town! This recipe is right up my alley, especially because it’s quick and easy 🙂

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Khushboo May 24, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Just getting into the swing of being back and then getting in touch with you 😀

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Parita @ myinnershakti May 22, 2014 at 6:28 pm

I love red curry combined with coconut milk – Thai comfort food at it’s finest!

My favorite Thai dish of all time is definitely Pad Thai. 9 times out of 10 that is usually what I’ll order!

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Khushboo May 24, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Anything with coconut milk counts as comfort food- love it!

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles May 22, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Have fun on your trip back to London! Favourite Thai dish: Pad Thai…although you can’t go wrong with a good curry!

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Khushboo May 24, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Thanks so much, Sam 😀

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Rosh May 22, 2014 at 7:06 pm

This looks aamazing. Can’t wait to plan some healthy home dinners when you’re here, I have some new recipies to share xx

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Khushboo May 24, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Wahoo can’t wait to see you & catch up properly 😀

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Brittany May 22, 2014 at 8:07 pm

This meal has my name ALLLL over it!! HOLY YUM! Safe travels back to London!

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Khushboo May 24, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Thanks, Britt!

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P May 23, 2014 at 12:08 am

I love red/yellow/green thai curries! How can you go wrong with veggies, tofu, and lots of spices all mixed in coconut milk :D? My sister on the other hand is a major noodle fan.

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Khushboo May 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Agreed- anything doused in coconut milk is gonna be good 😀

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. May 23, 2014 at 3:52 am

My allergies to peanuts have me staying as far away from Thai food Asa I can, but I do adore a good stir fry.

Safe flight, lady! Hope you have an absolute blast in London!

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Khushboo May 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Thanks so much, Amanda :D!

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Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen May 23, 2014 at 4:46 am

Looks delicious! I seriously adore curries/curried stir fries made with coconut milk. I can’t go to Thai restaurants with my allergies, but I like to make them at home!

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Khushboo May 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Fortunately Thai food is relatively easy to make once you have the basic ingredients :D!

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Arman @ thebigmansworld May 23, 2014 at 5:14 am

Khush, this looks delicious and I LOVE the idea of not having it too wet/liquid- definitely going to give this a go- for lunch actually and sub the rice for noodles- I have some tandoori chicken thighs screaming to be put on this!

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Khushboo May 24, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Oh your twist on this with noodles sounds great, Arman…let me know how it tastes!

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GiGi Eats May 23, 2014 at 8:35 am

If you can believe it, I have never ever had any thai food before in my life!!! I need to experiment!

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Khushboo May 24, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Er you need to change that STAT!

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Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health May 23, 2014 at 6:18 pm

enjoy London!

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Khushboo May 24, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Thanks Dixya!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 24, 2014 at 2:15 am

Have fun in London!!! Restaurants don’t have to be fancy to be amazing. 🙂

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Khushboo May 24, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Agreed! I’ve been to so many hole-in-the-wall restaurants that serve meals better than 5* hotels!

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