Thai Red Curry Soup


Our take on Thai red curry soup calls for jasmine rice instead of rice noodles. We puree the soup before adding onions and herbs for a smooth, rich texture. Adding a squeeze of lemon juice at the end brightens up this traditionally-flavored soup. Serve this as a light dinner entree, or pair it with another protein or vegetable side for a heartier meal.

close up view of Thai Red Curry Soup in white bowls, next to Uncle Ben's Ready Rice
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
6 cups


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 18 large shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 tablespoons red curry paste

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • 4 cups unsalted chicken stock

  • 1 (13.5 ounce) can light coconut milk

  • 1 (8.8 ounce) pouch UNCLE BEN'S® READY RICE® Jasmine

  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce

  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar

  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Add shrimp to pot and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until pink, turning halfway through. Set aside.

  2. Add remaining olive oil, bell pepper, onion, and garlic to pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in curry paste and ginger. Cook 1 minute, or until fragrant.

  3. Stir in stock, coconut milk, and rice, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.

  4. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced, about 10 minutes. Stir in fish sauce and brown sugar. Remove from heat.

  5. Using an immersion blender, puree soup in pot. Or carefully transfer soup in batches to a large food processor or blender, covering opening with a dish towel, and blend until pureed. Return soup to pot.

  6. Stir in green onions, cilantro, basil, and lime juice. Divide soup evenly among 6 bowls and top each bowl with 3 shrimp. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts per serving:

Calories 229; Fat 10g (15%); sat 4g (18%); Protein 9g; Carb 27g (9%); Fiber 2g (1%); Sugars 4g (added sugars 1g); Sodium 570mg (29%)

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