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Kid-friendly Thai curry recipe

I wanted to share this kid friendly Thai curry recipe for busy parents on the go who might not have time to make green curry paste from scratch. Anyone can whip this up, even after a long day of work. The rice is the longest part.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: green curry
Servings: 4 people
Cost: 1$2


  • Chef's Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Rice Cooker
  • Saute pan


  • 1 Corn 1 ear or 1 can
  • 1 large carrot shredded or thinly sliced
  • 1 cup of broccoli
  • 1 pound of shrimp peeled or chicken (depending on you kids taste!)
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1-2 tbsp green curry paste
  • 1-2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1-2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 cup of jasmine rice


  • Go ahead and start the rice, prepare according to the instructions. If you don’t have a rice cooker in the house I highly recommend them, it makes cooking so much easier and they aren’t that expensive.
  • Next prepare your veggies by slicing or shredding your carrot. Since the broccoli won’t necessarily get tender like the traditional veggies that go in this dish (onion, bell pepper, etc.) I like to microwave for two minutes in a bowl with a splash of water.
  • If you are using an ear of fresh corn, go ahead and cut the kernels off the cob.
  • For those of you eating chicken, cut the chicken as thinly as possible into strips.
  • Now comes the child friendly curry, simply heat up your coconut milk in a medium to large saucepan that will fit everything. As it begins to simmer add your green curry paste with the brown sugar and whisk until incorporated.
  • Just before the mixture begins to boil add the chicken or shrimp and all of the veggies. Adding everything will cool down the curry so bring it back to a boil then lower the temperature and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • That’s it! Add your fish sauce and stir to complete the curry.
  • By now your rice should be close and you can serve the curry straight over the rice in a bowl. For the adults feel free to garnish with cucumber, cilantro or green onions.



This recipe is not only delicious but your kids can help with shredding the carrots or whisking the curry. If you like feel like spicing things up a bit try this with a garam masala mix.