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Thai - Green Curry

30 mins
Serves 4
Savoury pancakes

Vegetarianism is growing rapidly in New Zealand, but other parts of the world have had meat-free cuisines for centuries. For a rich and varied plant-based diet, talk to Chinese, Indians, Mexicans… Our wonderful volunteers have shared authentic recipes from around the world. Most of these recipes were traditionally vegan, but some were meat-based recipes that have been ‘veganised’. We have collected 31 recipes from 31 different countries to share with you – one for each day of October, World Vegetarian Month.

Thanks to Sarah Lin for this Thai recipe.


Thai Green Curry

  • 1/2 onion
  • 2-3 Tbs of vegetable oil
  • 100g of Thai green curry paste
  • 1 1/2 cups of assorted vegetables of your choice: broccoli, carrots, baby corn, bamboo shoots, tofu, peas, vegetarian meat or potatoes
  • 200ml coconut milk
  • 150ml water
  • Chilli to taste
  • Salt to taste

Vegetable Rice

  • 3 cups medium white rice
  • 3 cups of water
  • Precooked vegetables - spring onions, babmboo shoots, shitake mushrooms, thinly diced carrots
  • 2 Tbs soy sauce


    1. Heat the oil and add onion in to fry until golden brown
    2. Add the green curry paste and stir well.
    3. Add 150ml water and stir well.
    4. Add in the vegetables.
    5. When all ingredients are cooked, add in the 200ml coconut milk and leave to simmer for 5-10minutes in low heat. Make sure you stir every few minutes.
    6. Once it’s gravy like you can serve to eat.
    7. Add chili and salt to taste.

    Vegetable rice:

    1. Add water to rice and cook in a rice cooker.
    2. Once the cooker goes to “keep warm” add in your pre-cooked Vegetables- i.e spring onion, bamboo shoots, shiitake mushrooms, and thinly diced carrots. ( about half a cup)
    3. You can add 2 tablespoons of soy sauce for flavour.
    4. Stir well and leave the rice and mixed vegetables to simmer and cook in rice cooker for another 10-15 minutes.
    5. Once the rice is soft to eat it’s ready to serve.