Thai Coconut Curry


Last week, a friend of mine asked if anyone else considers coconut curry as comfort food.

I’m not sure that it’s one of the first things to come to mind when I think about comfort food (mac and cheese, Ben and Jerry’s, french fries), but after a little thought, I decided it’s definitely one of my favorite out-to-eat comfort meals. To maximize comfort, I set out to make this meal at home.

It was simple, required few ingredients, and I got it all done within a half hour- while in my pajamas.

The weather is changing, school deadlines are overlapping and the holidays are coming. It’s time for comfort food. Just follow the recipe below.

(Serves 4)


  • 2 cups Jasmine rice
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 1/2 of a white onion
  • 2 cans of coconut milk
  • 4 tablespoons red curry paste
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Salt


  1. Pour both cans of coconut milk into a deep sauce pan and bring to a simmer
  2. Once the milk is simmering, whisk in four tbs of red curry paste and bring to a soft boil for 5 minutes
  3. Dice the the onion and chop peppers into 1/2 inch pieces
  4. Add a pinch of salt and a dash of cayenne pepper (adjust cayenne pepper to preferred level of heat)
  5. Add vegetables to curry mixture and let the mix simmer for 15 minutes or until veggies are soft
  6. When veggies are soft pour curry and veggies over prepared Jasmine rice and enjoy (:

Last night my roommates and I curled up on the couch, under layers of blankets, with bowls of warm coconut curry in hand as we rewatched season three of Sex & the City. Seconds were had and bellies were filled. Delight in small comforts, and give this warm vegan dish a try.