Vegan Curry - Thai Massaman Rice - Recipe

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Last week I cooked a Thai Massaman Rice with roasted aubergine and mushrooms and the family loved it, even my Nan who isn’t a fan of curry’s. Not only does this dish contain my favourite veggies but it also has coconut and peanut butter in so it tastes amazing!. So finally, how did I whip up this vegan curry?

How to cook Thia Massaman Rice curry

Thia Massaman Rice recipe

  • Preparation time: 35 minutes
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans contains 3.5 of your 5 a day.
  • Very hot
  • Preheat oven to 200c
  • You will need a measuring jug, large saucepan with lid, baking tray and a frying pan.

Ingredients to feed four

  • Water 600ml
  • Chestnut mushrooms - 1 large punnet
  • Coriander - 1 bunch
  • Aubergine - 2
  • Green beans - 1 pack
  • Basmati rice - 300g
  • Cashew nuts - 40g
  • Coconut mik - 400ml
  • Massaman curry paste - 2 tbsp
  • Peanut butter - 3 tbsp
  • Lime


  1. Put 600ml of water in a large saucepan and boil the rice, add a pinch of salt. It should take around 10 minutes to boil, once you have fluffy rice put the pan aside for later.
  2. Chop the chestnut mushrooms, coriander and green beans to a good chunky size.
  3. Cut the aubergine, by cutting off the top and then cutting lengthways and chop into chunks. Put the aubergine on a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Roast until they look golden and crisp.
  4. Toast the cashew nuts in a frying pan on a medium-high heat. Do not add oil. Shake the pan often so they don't burn. Once looking golden and toasty take them out and put aside for later.
  5. In the same frying pan pour in 400ml of coconut milk and 2tbsp of massaman curry paste and stir until the flavours have combined. Add the mushrooms, green beans and peanut butter and stir. Then add your golden & crispy aubergines and stir the curry.
  6. Fluff up the rice and add to the curry along with the coriander (save some for sprinkling on top when serving). Stir the ingredients together and then serve in bowls.
  7. Sprinkle with coriander, cashew nuts and lime juice. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: Hello Fresh sent me a complimentary veggie box for review purposes. Photos and words are my own - recipe belongs to Hello Fresh.