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Meat-Free Monday Recipe: Thai Curry & Vegetables with Jasmine Rice

Happy Meat-Free Monday, Everyone!  Sorry for the late post…you can blame it on my date with the series finale of LOST…sigh…such a wonderful episode and show, but I digress.  Onto the cooking!

This is an incredibly easy and tasty dish.  It’s not an authentic Thai recipe but it does have the requisite ingredients of coconut milk, curry and lime.  Mmmm….coconut milk makes everything taste better!  I like to serve the sauce over mixed vegetables and jasmine rice.  Feel free to substitute whatever vegetables and/or starch you like.  While I prefer the taste of cilantro, you can substitute basil leaves to give it a more authentic Thai flavor.

I’ve been asked if I cook all of the recipes I post and yes I do!  Anything you see here, the Opinioness has created or tested out herself.  Any questions or comments, be sure to let me know!

Thai Curry & Vegetables with Jasmine Rice

1 cup of jasmine rice
1 pound of fresh or frozen mixed vegetables (I like to use broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, peppers and mushrooms)
1 large can of diced tomatoes
1 small can of light coconut milk (my fave is Trader Joe’s)
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons dried ginger
2 tablespoons curry powder
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 small handful of cilantro
Salt to taste


Pour jasmine rice and 1 1/2 cups of water in small saucepan.  Bring to boil.  Reduce heat and simmer until tender, approximately 15 minutes.

In large pot, pour olive oil.  Pour frozen vegetables into pot, stirring well with oil.  Add canned tomatoes, coconut milk, ginger and curry.  Cook on medium heat until vegetables tender, approximately 10 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Add lime juice, cilantro and salt, stir well.  Pour over cooked rice.

Serves 3-4

Bon appetit!

Image by Young Sok Yun via Flickr and the Creative Commons License.

4 thoughts on “Meat-Free Monday Recipe: Thai Curry & Vegetables with Jasmine Rice

  1. This recipe ENRAGES me. How DARE you call exclusively for the use of Jasmine Rice, thereby slighting ALL the other Disney princesses? This blog has shown exactly that kind of Middle Eastern intolerance for YEARS, and it’s time someone took a stand against it. Stop the hate-mongering, OpioNASTY of the World!

  2. Was at the grocery store today, when it dawned on me that i had the shopping habit of a ten year old.
    Two packages of hot dogs, hamburger helper, ring dings…
    A quiet voice inside me said, “Put it all back. Put it all back.”
    I considered vacating my basket, like a pile of “slush” at Barnes & Noble.

    • I eat really good things & really bad things.

      I only bought the hotdogs because it was, “Buy one, get one free.”
      Then i regretted it.

      MFA, from work, came in with fresh Blueberries on Tuesday, so i bought a big tub of Blueberries.
      Sometimes i just buy what i see other people eating.

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