Yellow Thai Curry

Recently, I’ve been visiting more Thai restaurants than any other. I love Thai Basil Fried Rice with Yellow Tofu Curry. Yellow Curry is so full of color and aroma with lemon grass and lemon leaves. So my culinary curiosity led me to try it myself. Even though I live in a small town, we have a very nice Asian store. I decided to visit and bought many fresh groceries. Here is the recipe and List of Ingredients which are easy to find. To go with my Yellow Curry, I made brown rice and MMMMMM did it turn out delicious!

Yellow Thai curry

Serves: 4-6
Difficulty Level: Medium, Easy to follow
Recipe Type: Vegan, Gluten Free

Brown Rice

Ingredients:

Baby Bok Choy, washed & chopped
4    TBsp Yellow Thai Curry Paste (available in Asian stores) 
Fresh Ginger
1-2 Jalapeño Peppers (according to taste)
3    TBsp Soy Sauce
1    Cup Bamboo Shoots (can)
Lemon Leaves
Lemon Grass
1    Cup Yellow Squash, diced
1    Cup Colorful Bell Peppers
Fresh Basil
1    Cup Bean Sprouts
1    Cup Pea Pods
1/2 Cup Firm Tofu, cut into pieces
4-5 Shallot
Pineapple Chunks
Few Broccoli Florets
1    Can Coconut Milk
2    TBsp Vegetable Oil

Directions: 

  1. In a wok on medium heat, add 2 Tbsp of oil and shallots, ginger, garlic.  Fry them.
  2. Add curry paste and fry for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients one by one. Stir occasionally. Let it boil for 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Serve with brown rice. 
  5. Enjoy!

Tip: 

  • Save extra curry paste in the refrigerator for the next time.
Nutrition Facts for Entire Recipe.
Divide by 4-6 for Single Serving.
Health Benefits of Curry

1. Eases Swelling in Joints

Turmeric, the primary ingredient in curry, is responsible for many of the dish’s health benefits. The most prolific may be its effect on those who suffer from arthritis or otherwise sore and inflamed joints. Turmeric may reduce swelling and ease the pain associated with inflammation of the joints. This claim has been tested conclusively on rats.

2. May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Another benefit of the turmeric in curry is a reduced risk for Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. This is because of curcumin within the turmeric; curcumin can identify plaques in the brain called amyloid plaques. In excess, amyloid plaques can interfere with the brain’s wiring and cause memory to degrade over time. If you ingest enough curcumin on a regular basis, the curcumin will bind to the plaque and keep it from reproducing.

3. May Reduce Risk of Cancer

Turmeric has been found to reduce the risk of developing prostate, breast, skin and colorectal cancer, possibly because of its antioxidant properties. It may also at least reduce the speed at which these cancers progress. However, ingesting curry alone will not erase your risk for cancer.

4. Boosts Immunity

Other ingredients in curry, such as chili pepper and even curcumin, are beneficial in boosting your body’s immunity and healing properties. This is because they’re rich in vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin B6, and they boost the infection-fighting cells.

5. Eases Digestion

Ingredients in curry such as asafoetida, allspice, anise, cardamom and black pepper may be helpful in easing digestion problems. Indigestion, constipation, loss of appetite, stomachaches and even hemorrhoids may improve after ingesting the dish on a regular basis.

6. Helps Burn Fat

While a diet of only curry won’t keep the pounds off on its own, it’s actually a well-balanced way to get a variety of vegetables and proteins that may help you burn fat cells. Black pepper is the dish’s ingredient that’s best able to break down fat cells.

7. May Help Manage Asthma

A number of ingredients in this dish are purported to help ease the frequency of an asthma sufferer’s symptoms. Asafoetida and curcumin alike can help regulate symptoms of mild asthma.

8. Improves Appearance

Many ingredients in the dish, such as turmeric and cinnamon, are rich in antioxidants, which can help improve the appearance of your skin and help prevent the negative cosmetic effects of long-term exposure to pollutants or smoke. The curcumin can also improve the appearance of your hair and nails by providing necessary proteins.

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