Thai Red Curry Rice

This Thai Red Curry Rice recipe is easier and tastier than takeout — it’s the perfect dish to spice up your weeknight routine!

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Thai Red Curry Rice

Cooking time PREP TIME 2 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 1 min
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 3 mins
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PREP TIME 2 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Jalapeño Rice
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk
  • 1 tsp red curry paste
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro


  • With this delicious Thai Red Curry Rice recipe, made with Minute® Rice, you’ll never need to grab takeout again!

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • In a small serving dish, combine coconut milk and red curry paste. Add hot rice and stir to combine.

    Step 3

  • Top with cilantro.

    Recipe Tip

    Add 1/4 cup cooked chicken or shrimp to make this a complete meal.

Thai Red Curry

This traditional Thai curry mixes red curry paste and coconut milk. For some extra protein, feel free to toss in some meat like chicken or beef. Or, for a vegetarian alternative, you can add tofu.

If you are still craving curry, check out this Thai Green Curry or this Pumpkin Curry Turkey Soup With Rice. For another Thai-Style dish learn how to make this Pad Thai Rice.

How to Make Red Curry Paste

Red curry paste is a very versatile ingredient and can go in a variety of different Thai recipes. Believe it or not you can create a very simple Thai red curry paste by mixing together red chili peppers, garlic, sea salt, lemongrass, turmeric and shrimp paste.

Once you’ve learnt how to make your own curry paste, learn how to make this Curry Chicken With Jasmine Rice or this Creamy Thai Soup. Or if you want to try a recipe with green curry paste, make this Thai Chicken and Rice Soup.

How to Chop Cilantro

Chopped cilantro is a great way of adding a bright citrus taste to your cooking, it can also be used as a garnish for things like tacos and burritos.

To chop cilantro, pinch it together and lay it on a chopping board. Next, chop off the stems and reserve for another use. Chop up the remaining cilantro from end to end using a rocking motion with your knife. Keep chopping until it has the consistency you’re looking for.

Once you’ve chopped your cilantro, try sprinkling it onto this Street-Corn Style Rice Bowl, this Southwest Pinto Beans and Rice Soup or this Southwest Rice Salad.

Other Recipe Inspiration

For something with more Latin American flavor, learn how to make this Mexican Rice Recipe.


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