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Thai Chicken Curry with Delicate, Fragrant Jasmine Rice

Thai Chicken Curry with Delicate, Fragrant Jasmine Rice

A rich, authentic chicken curry infused with ginger and lemongrass and served with naturally fragrant jasmine rice.

  • Medium
  • Serves 6




  • 2 cups Tilda Fragrant Jasmine Rice
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled, roughly chopped
  • 2 shallots, peeled roughly chopped
  • 6 inch piece ginger, peeled roughly chopped
  • 2 lemongrass stalks, trimmed
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 large handfuls fresh cilantro leaves
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 6 boneless chicken thighs cut into strips
  • 2 tbsp groundnut oil, or oil of your choice
  • 3/4 cup mixed oriental mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • 1 x 13 ounce can coconut milk
  • 14 ounces chicken stock (approx)
  • 6 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 3/4 cup pack choi, roughly chopped


  1. Make the curry paste by placing the garlic, shallots, ginger, lemongrass, chilies, cumin, half of the coriander into a food processor and blitzing until finely chopped.

  2. Add the lime juice and blitz again.

  3. Heat the oil in a large pan and cook the chicken for 5-6 minutes on a medium heat until turning golden, transfer to a plate.

  4. Add the mushrooms to the pan and fry for 3-5 minutes until golden - transfer to the plate with the chicken.

  5. Reduce the heat and add the paste to the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring, pour in the coconut milk, stock and add the lime leaves. Turn up the heat and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10 minutes.

  6. At the same time, bring a large pot of water to the boil with a little salt. Add the Tilda Basmati rice to the pan and cook until for around 10 to 12 minutes. Drain in a large colander.

  7. Add the chicken and mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes, adding the mangetout and pak choi for the last 2 minutes of cooking.

  8. Sprinkle on the remaining cilantro leaves, then serve with the cooked rice and lime wedges.