Veggie Coconut Curry

This is a great, healthy weeknight meal that can be thrown together pretty quickly. If you have limited time buy pre-cut mushrooms, carrots, cabbage and broccoli for less prep and cleanup. I like to use veggie or chicken stock as the cooking liquid in the rice for a little more flavor. This is one of those dishes that is endlessly riffable (I know that’s not a real word, but aca-scuse me). Hate mushrooms? Change them up for diced zucchini. For a little protein add chicken, use shredded rotisserie if you’re short on time. Curry is a go to at our house because it is one of those dishes that is excellent re-heated for an easy work lunch the next day. Enjoy!


Serves 4


2T butter

2T Olive Oil

1 medium yellow onion, medium dice

1C Sliced baby Bella mushrooms

1C broccoli florets

1 jalapeño, sliced thin (less if you’re sensitive to spice)

1C Sliced carrots

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2C shredded cabbage

2T tomato paste

3T red curry paste

1T sriracha sauce

2C Chicken or veggie stock

1 can coconut milk (lite can be substituted)

Salt and Pepper TT

Basmati or Jasmine Rice prepared according to package directions


Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add 1T oil and 1T butter followed by the diced onion. Season with a little salt and pepper and sauté 2-3 minutes. Add mushrooms and stir to coat, sauté 2-3 more minutes until mushrooms begin to brown. Add garlic and sauté 1-2 minutes, making sure not to burn the garlic. Remove the mushrooms and onion mix and set aside on a plate. Add remaining oil and butter to the pan followed by the carrots, jalapeños and broccoli. Stir and season with salt and pepper. Pour 1/3C of the chicken stock in the pan and allow to simmer 2-3 min while liquid reduces. Remove the carrot and broccoli mix and set aside with the mushrooms and onions. Add curry paste, tomato paste and sriracha to pan then whisk in chicken stock a little at a time until combined. Pour coconut milk into the curry and stock mixture and whisk until blended. Season TT with salt and pepper. Simmer 4-5 minutes to reduce a bit. Add all sautéed veggies and shredded cabbage to the skillet of sauce and combine. Simmer 3-4 minutes to let all flavors combine. Serve over rice. Enjoy!

Tip: Serve this over sautéed riced cauliflower or zoodles for a low carb option.