Thai green prawn curry with broccoli

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Thai green prawn curry
Thai green prawn curry
  • Serves: 4

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    (may need an extra 5 mins)
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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Splashing out

Thai green prawn curry with broccoli is a speedy curry recipe that's ready in just 15 minutes and makes a healthy family meal, containing 1 of your 5-a-day portions of fruit and vegetables. Broccoli is packed full of vitamins, protein and calcium, as well as plenty more minerals, so it's a fab choice if you're trying to get more green veg in your diet. This recipe is perfect for when you're cooking for a family, or even when you're entertaining. Serve with steamed rice - either jasmine, plain or coconut for a really tasty dinner. You'll never have to pick up a takeaway menu again!


  • 200g bellaverde broccoli
  • 225g/8oz Thai fragrant rice
  • 1 (400g) can reduced-fat coconut milk
  • 30ml/2tbsp Thai Green Curry paste
  • 5ml/1tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 500g/1lb raw peeled tiger prawns, thawed if frozen
  • 1 (220g) can sliced bamboo shoots, drained
  • 4 spring onions, sliced
  • Zest and juice 1 lime
  • 45ml/3tbsp fresh chopped coriander leaves

Just two spears of broccoli is all you need to tick off one of your 5-a-day portions of fruit and vegetables


  1. Prepare the broccoli by trimming a little off the end of each spear. Place the rice in a sieve, rinse under with cold water, then cook in a medium pan of boiling water for 10 mins or until tender.
  2. Whilst the rice cooks place the coconut milk, curry paste, fish sauce and sugar in a large frying pan or wok. Slowly bring to the boil, then add the broccoli, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 3-4 mins or until just tender.
  3. Stir in the spring onions, prawns and bamboo shoots and stir well. Bring the mixture back to the boil, then simmer for 2 mins, stirring occasionally until the prawns have turned pink. Stir in the lime zest and juice and coriander.
  4. Drain the rice in a sieve and divide between four bowls, top with the prawn curry and serve.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
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  • Calories 419(kcal)
  • Fat 12.9g
  • Saturates 9.5g
  • Sugars 0.0g
  • Salt 1.6g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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