Coconut Curry Fusion Bowl

Coconut Curry Fusion Bowl

I am so excited about today’s post!! I’ve been wanting to publish this recipe forever, but just haven’t had time until recently to actually take pictures of it – this may or may not have something to do with the fact that I just can’t help but scarf it down the minute it’s ready, right out of the pan.

It was PAINFUL taking the time to shoot this bowl without eating it!! The sacrifices I make for you guys… 😉

So – let’s talk about why this coconut curry fusion bowl is THE BEST thing. Ever.

You all know about my love for Thai food, right!? I could eat Thai every night and not get sick of it! We go through heaps of Thai curry paste around our house, and this fusion bowl is part of the reason. It’s easily my favourite go-to quick lunch or dinner for Etienne and I, when we want something healthy and delicious and full of spice. The boys have yet to come around to our love of spice, so we always have to cook extra noodles for them on the side. Come on, boys!! Get with it!

This bowl is:

  • FULL of brightly coloured, happy, healthy veggies (eat the rainbow)!
  • Full of slurpy, squiggly, delicious ramen noodles
  • Saucy, creamy and SPICY (adjust to your preference, of course)!
  • Gluten-free AND vegan!
  • Done in 20-30 minutes, including veggie prep!

coconut curry fusion bowl

Why do I call it a fusion bowl? There’s ramen noodles, Thai spices, and edamame beans…I sort of think of it as a fusion of a few foods from (holy alliteration) a bunch of different Asian cuisines!

I like using ramen noodles because they cook up SO quickly, plus the ones I buy are made from millet and brown rice, so they’re a little healthier than the starchy, pre-packaged Ichiban noodles we’re all used to. I get a big bag of these noodles from Costco!

coconut curry fusion bowl

The amount of spice in this bowl can be easily adjusted based on your tolerance; if you’re not a big fan of spice, start with 1 tablespoon of curry paste. You can always add more after tasting! Simmering the paste in coconut milk for 10 minutes creates the creamiest, silkiest sauce that will cling to the veggies and noodles – exactly what I want in a curry bowl!! Use full-fat coconut milk for a super creamy and rich sauce.

I can’t stress how much I love this dish. I’ve been eating it a lot lately, in a feeble attempt to balance out all of the sweets I seem to keep cranking out. I just can’t help myself!

Celebrate Thai Tuesdays (it’s a thing) with this easy coconut curry fusion bowl. It might just become your next favourite go-to meal too!!

coconut curry fusion bowl

 

Coconut Curry Fusion Bowl

Prep

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Total

Yield 3-4 servings

This gluten-free, vegan, spicy Thai noodle bowl will quickly become your next favourite 30-minute meal when you're in need of something easy, delicious and healthy!!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 2-3 tbsp red Thai curry paste (to taste)
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli florets
  • 2 cans (14 oz) coconut milk*
  • 1 cup edamame beans, shelled (I use frozen)
  • 2 large carrots, julienned
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 4 oz ramen noodles
  • 1 cup purple cabbage
  • sesame seeds, for topping

Instructions

  1. In a large wok over medium-high heat, warm the coconut oil until shimmering. Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes or until the onion is translucent. Add the garlic, ginger and curry paste and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Add the broccoli and sauté for another few minutes. Pour in the coconut milk, and bring to a gentle boil. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. While the sauce simmers, bring a medium-sized saucepan filled with water to a boil. Add the ramen noodles and boil for 4 minutes or until just cooked. Drain the noodles, and rinse with cool water. Set aside.
  3. Add the edamame beans, carrots and lime juice to the curry sauce, and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the carrots are slightly softened. Taste the sauce and add more curry paste if desire. Add the noodles to the wok, and stir to combine. Remove the wok from heat, and serve immediately. Top with purple cabbage and sesame seeds, if desired.

Leftovers will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days, in an airtight container.

Notes

  1. Using full-fat coconut milk will yield a thicker, creamier sauce

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coconut curry fusion bowl

This gluten-free, vegan, spicy Thai noodle bowl will quickly become your next favourite 30-minute meal when you're in need of something easy, delicious and healthy!!
 

31 Comments

  1. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

    Thai Tuesday needs to become a thing at my house. This sounds AHHHHMAZING! I think I could eat this on a daily basis and be very happy about it 🙂

  2. Your boys will come around with the spice one day I’m sure. I love spicy food and hubby does so even more! I used some chilies last weekend, thinking that they weren’t spicy (cause the last pack wasn’t), but, boy, was I wrong. Spicy as heck! But, you kinda crave it, ya know. Either that or I’m a sucker for punishment, lol.
    Anywho, this fusion bowl looks so good! Love all the veg, the noodles and a personal fave – coconut milk (not to mention curry pasta). I could tip this bowl right on ma head! YUM!

    • I’m banking on it! I don’t think many kids are too crazy about spice at first. I am with you – the spicier the better, even if it hurts sometimes haha! Thanks Dawn!! Glad you love it – I’ll be right there with you tipping it on my head 😉

  3. I have never had thai food but I just found the recipe to start my love for it! This looks amazing

  4. crumbtopbaking

    I definitely need to try this recipe! I love spicy but I don’t make a lot of Thai food. I really need to change that, and this dish is the perfect starting point! Love that you’ve made it clean eating with all the veggies and the millet and brown rice noodles.Saving this one for later!

  5. Oooo Kat I just saw this on Insta and I had to run over here to tell you how much I love it! First of all, it sounds so tasty. And second of all, your pictures are so good!!! I love all the colors of the different veggies, they look so pretty! Great work my dear! 🙂

  6. I made a similar bowl recently with a peanut sauce, but I’ll definitely need to try this coconut curry sauce. It sounds so nice and spicy and delicious. Count me in for Thai Tuesday!

  7. marcie@flavorthemoments

    I’ve never had ramen except for Top Ramen and I clearly need to change that! I’m glad you got around to photographing this Katherine because it looks AMAZING and your photos are so pretty! I need to whip this up stat!

    • You definitely need to try ramen noodles! They cook so quickly, and they’re just all around fun to eat. We use them a lot around here! Thank you so much for the compliments!! I am never 100% happy with my photos (hard on myself) haha hope you love the bowl!!

  8. Love the idea and will change my version definitely ! New favourite on it’s way !Thank you 🙂

  9. Oh wow Katherine, I love the colour and flavours in this dish it is just so pretty. I haven’t eaten Thai food in such a long time so this I have got to try and it is so quick to make. Such a perfect weekday dinner. Absolutely love it 🙂

  10. If we eat with our eyes, just wolfed down this bowl in 2 seconds! It looks so good and good for you. And I love the beautiful pop of color!

  11. i love all the veggies in here!! i’ve been craving vegetables and produce something fierce recently, so these bowls sound perfect (:

  12. Everything about this recipe is great – spicy, healthy, easy to prepare, and flavorful. A perfect on the go family meal. And by the way, good mention of this healthy noodles. Thanks, Catherine!

  13. Ben|Havocinthekitchen

    Thank you for being strong and keeping this delicious bowl safe until you took the pictures, Katherine. You’re a hero! I’m not a curry fan, but I like when it’s combined with coconut milk. And certainly, I do like when it’s combined with noodles and coconut milk. Well done!

  14. I love your Thai recipes Kathy! They are so simple and convenient to put together! I love all kinds of noodles in a bowl recipes..and this fusion bowl sounds too good to be this simple! Lovely 🙂

  15. Vegan, easy and healthy?! Sounds like the perfect meal to me!! I am such a veggie LOVER, so I am all about this recipe!! Yum!! XOXO

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