20-Minute Thai Red Curry (V, GF) | Busy Girl Healthy World
Happy October! One of my absolute favorite months of the year. Remember a few posts back I mentioned that I genuinely don’t like tofu? And I said if you ever see tofu on this blog you will know instantly that the recipe is really, really good? Well, here it is. There are so many things I love about Thai food-specifically curries. They are creamy, spicy, warming, and loaded with vegetables. This version has baby spinach, bean sprouts, and shiitake mushrooms. They are not always meatless, and sometimes contain chicken or shrimp, but they are just as delicious with tofu (gasp! I know!). This whole recipe comes together in twenty minutes, making it perfect for busy weeknights. So grab a giant bowl, load it up with Thai Red Curry, and dig in!

20-Minute Thai Red Curry (V, GF) | Busy Girl Healthy World
20-Minute Thai Red Curry (V, GF) | Busy Girl Healthy World
20-Minute Thai Red Curry (V, GF) | Busy Girl Healthy World
Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2

3 tablespoons red curry paste
1 (13.5-ounce) can light coconut milk
2 cups vegetable stock
1 tablespoon fish sauce
½ (12-ounce) package firm tofu, cubed
3 ounces shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
1/2 cup bean sprouts
4 ounces vermicelli noodles
2 cups baby spinach
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish
Juice of 1/2 lime
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
Kosher salt, to taste

Heat a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add red curry paste and coconut milk, whisking to combine. Bring to a boil and stir in vegetable stock, fish sauce, tofu, mushrooms, bean sprouts, chili pepper and vermicelli.
Reduce heat and simmer until noodles are cooked through, about 4-6 minutes. Stir in spinach until wilted, about 1 minute. Stir in cilantro, freshly squeezed lime juice, and red pepper flakes; season with salt, to taste.
Serve immediately, garnished with cilantro.

20-Minute Thai Red Curry (V, GF) | Busy Girl Healthy World
Nutrition Information per serving:
Calories: 448 Fat: 25g Carbs: 35g Protein: 22g Sodium: 2048mg Sugar: 11g

*Nutrition information is based on the products I used personally in this recipe. Different products may yield slightly different information.

Source: http://damndelicious.net/2013/06/16/thai-red-curry-soup-recipesfromtheheart-and-a/

Written by Christina


  1. Jessica King September 24, 2018 at 3:05 pm Reply

    Can this be done using brown rice instead of noodles?

    • Christina October 10, 2018 at 1:35 pm Reply

      I haven’t tried it, but I don’t see why not!

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.