Vegetarian Thai Curry Fried Rice


This Thai curry fried rice includes red curry paste, coconut, ginger, and lemongrass all of which come to together to create a nice explosion of flavor. Although this recipe is vegetarian option it is common to can add chicken, shrimp, or pork to make this a complete balanced meal.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
6 servings


  • 1 cup basmati rice

  • ¾ cup water

  • ¾ cup coconut milk

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 medium shallot, minced

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ red bell pepper, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root

  • 1 stalk lemon grass, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste

  • 2 large eggs

  • ½ (16 ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables

  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk

  • 6 leaves Thai basil, chopped


  1. Rinse rice a few times under cold running water until water runs clear.

  2. Bring rice, water, and coconut water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and water has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

  3. Heat oil in a wok or large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add shallot and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add red bell pepper, ginger, and lemongrass. Allow to cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Add curry paste and mix until well combined. Add cooked rice and mix well. Move rice mixture to one side of the wok and crack eggs into the wok. Cook and stir eggs until set and scrambled, about 3 minutes. Mix scrambled egg with rice mixture. Add frozen vegetables and mix well. Stir in coconut milk.

  4. Remove from heat and sprinkle with Thai basil.

Cook's Note:

If you have left over basmati rice, that works as well. You will need about 3 cups cooked basmati rice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

284 Calories
17g Fat
35g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 284
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 144mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 19mg 93%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 262mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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