Thai Coconut Stew

Enjoy the flavors of Northern Thailand with this comforting and veggie-centric Thai Coconut Stew.

Start by sauteing the vegetables with garlic, ginger, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper in a pot, to unlock the fragrant qualities of both ingredients. 

Next, add in the red curry paste and cook for a minute before pouring in the coconut milk, vegetable broth and sliced tofu. Bring the pot to a low boil for a few minutes to combine the flavors, then add the rice noodles for the last few minutes. 

Finish the dish with some soy sauce and a squeeze of lime. Top with fresh cilantro and lime, letting this Thai Coconut Stew transport you to the countryside of Thailand tonight for dinner.

Thai Coconut Stew

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 500kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 oz extra firm tofu
  • ½ c red onion
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • 1 tbsp red curry paste
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 c red bell pepper
  • 1 c shredded carrots
  • 1 c mushrooms
  • 1 c coconut milk
  • 2 c vegetable stock
  • 3 oz rice noodles
  • ¼ tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 lime
  • ½ c cilantro

Instructions

  • Drain and press the water out of the tofu and dice into cubes. Prep and chop the vegetables.
  • Begin by sauteing the onion, bell peppers, carrots, mushrooms, garlic, and ginger with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper for 4 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Then add in the curry paste and cook for 1 minute, stirring to incorporate into the vegetables.
  • Next add in the coconut milk, vegetable broth, and tofu to the pot and bring to a low boil. When the broth is at a low boil, add in the rice noodles and cook for 3 minutes or until the noodles are just softened. Then remove from heat and add the soy sauce and the juice from 1/2 of a lime.
  • When you’re ready to eat, serve the stew in large soup bowls and garnish with the cilantro and additional lime wedges.

Notes

Nutrition Facts Per Serving
  • Calories – 500 Calories
  • Protein – 20 grams
  • Carbohydrates – 66 grams
  • Fat – 16 grams
  • Nutrition Note – this meal was specifically designed and developed to promote a healthy weight with balanced macronutrients (16% protein, 54% carbs and 30% fat)

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Written by John Chelsey, Nutriology Founder

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