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Vegetarian green curry with vegetarian chicken substitute

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Vegetarian green curry with vegetarian chicken substitute
Chock full of vegetables, this homemade Thai-style vegetarian and vegan green curry with vegetarian chicken substitute is an Asian-inspired dish that everyone will enjoy. Making a homemade green curry is super easy and simple when using a store-bought green curry paste, so go ahead and try this simple recipe. You can vary the vegetables, but the snow peas and red pepper are the most authentic in Thailand, along with baby corn. If you can't find shallots, use a small garlic clove and a bit of onion powder as a reasonable substitute. Not as authentic, but it'll give you a similar flavor.

This vegetarian and vegan Thai curry recipe and photo is courtesy of gardein foods.

Ingredients:

  • 2 gardein vegetarian "chicken" scallopini, chopped small
  • 1 shallot, diced small
  • 2 tsp vegetarian Thai green curry paste (check to make sure it's vegetarian)
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup water or vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp agave nectar or 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 lime leaves
  • 6 whole Thai basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup snow peas
  • 1/2 large red pepper, thinly sliced
  • chopped fresh cilantro for garnish

Preparation:

Place the oil in a wok or large sautee pan over medium heat and heat for for 10 to 20 seconds just to give the pan and the oil a bit of a pre-heat. Next, add the diced shallots and green curry paste and cook just until the shallots are lightly opaque but not completely browned.

Next, add the coconut milk, the water or vegetable broth, agave nectar or sugar and lime leaves and stir to combine well. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes.

Reduce the heat to medium low, and continue to cook until the sauce is slightly thickened.

Once the sauce begins to thicken, add the chopped vegetarian chicken substitutes and cook for another 4 minutes.

Reduce the heat to low and add the Thai basil, snow peas and red bell pepper.

Cook for a further 2 to 3, just until the snow peas and the red bell peppers are slightly tender.

To finish it off, garnish your vegetarian green curry with a bit of coarsely chopped fresh cilantro and serve your green curry with jasmine rice (or any kind of steamed rice - white or brown - will do).

If you like this homemade vegetarian green curry, scroll down for more homemade Thai food and vegetarian and vegan curry recipes to try.

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