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Thai Mushroom And Tofu Curry

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Coconut milk based curries, popular in Thai cooking are easy to prepare with purchased curry pastes. Sweet, salty and sour flavours add contrast to the spicy flavour. Make it vegetarian style or substitute chicken and add shrimp if desired.
Ingredients
  Onion 1 Medium, sliced
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Firm tofu 12 Ounce, drained
  Fresh mushrooms 1 Pound, sliced (white, crimini or oyster)
  Vegetable broth cubes 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Lite coconut milk 1 Can (10 oz)
  Thai red curry paste/Green curry paste 3 Teaspoon
  Fish sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Lime rind 2 Teaspoon, finely grated
  Green beans 2 Cup (32 tbs), halved
  Red pepper 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), diced
  Sugar 2 Teaspoon
  Lime juice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Green onions 1 Cup (16 tbs), thinly sliced
  Fresh thai basil/Coriander leaves 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Jasmine rice/White rice 2 Cup (32 tbs) (hot, cooked)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Cut tofu into cubes.

MAKING
2. In large skillet or wok heat oil over medium-high heat.
3. Stir fry onion 1-2 minutes till it is done.
4. Add tofu, stir-fry 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned.
5. Add mushrooms and stir-fry 2-3 minutes, til the mushrooms start to brown.
6. Stir in coconut milk, broth, curry paste, lime rind and fish sauce and bring to boil while stirring to blend well.
7. Add green beans, reduce heat to medium and boil 5- 8 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender.
8. Add red pepper, cook until sauce has thickened to desired consistency, about 3-4 minutes.
9. Stir in lime juice and sugar.

SERVING
10. Serve over hot rice and garnish with green onion and basil or coriander.

NOTES
The tofu can be substituted by chicken or shrimp.
Instead of the vegetable stock, you can use chicken broth as well.
Instead of the fish sauce you can use soya sauce or just salt for the salty flavour.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Thai
Course: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Thai curry serves as a great accompaniment to rice and makes a sumptuous meal. Watch this excellent video and make this flavorful Thai curry with a few stirs in your wok. The video is absolutely impressive and a must see!

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