Thai Shrimp and Green Bean Curry


4 cups of frozen white rice, heated

1/2 cup of water

1/4 cup of red Thai curry paste

1 cup of shredded carrots

3 tablespoons of chopped basil

1 teaspoon of fish sauce

1 tablespoon of brown sugar

1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

2 tablespoons of water

8 ounces of green beans, cut into one-inch pieces

12 ounces of shelled, deveined shrimp

2 cloves of garlic



  1. In a covered bowl, microwave green beans in 2 tablespoons of water. Do it in high two minutes or until bright green. Drain and dry well.


  1. In a 12-heat skillet over medium high heat, heat a tablespoon of olive oil. Get the beans, the shredded carrots, and pressed garlic. Stir and cook for two minutes or until the mix becomes tender.


  1. Add the red Thai curry paste. Keep stirring for a minute or until its fragrance oozes out.


  1. Wait for three minutes or until the mix is fully opaque then remove from the heat.


  1. Stir in chopped Basil. Serve over rice.



Thai food stalls and restaurants have sprouted like mushroom. The demand for it has inspired businessmen to build their kingdoms around it. The world-class Thai cuisine has gained a following not only because of its taste but also because of the healthy benefits the ingredients used in them offer.


Thai food contains powerful antioxidants gathered from different herbs and spices such as coriander, turmeric, galangal, and basil.


Its curry paste is composed of sources with medicinal properties that have been used in the field of traditional medicine for years. One of them is turmeric, a very helpful aid in the digestion process and the body’s detoxification. Another ingredient is fresh chili pepper that contains Vitamin A and Vitamin C which makes it effective for cold, flu, and congestion. Lemon grass is useful for fever, colds, cough, and sore throat. Garlic which is a pillar in the world of medicine is among the common ingredients, too.


Why don’t go Thai for your next dinner?

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