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Thai Red Curry with Shrimp and Rice Noodles

Thai Red Curry with Shrimp and Rice Noodles

Prep time 5 minutes
Ready in 25 minutes
Makes 4 servings


  • 1 tbsp virgin coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp Thai red curry paste (such as Thai Kitchen brand)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (cane, brown, or coconut palm sugar will all work)
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 13.5-ounce can lite coconut milk
  • 1 lime zested
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 4 ounces thin rice noodles (I like Thai Kitchen brand)
  • 1 pound large shrimp (fresh or frozen), peeled and deveined

For Serving (optional)

  • lime wedges
  • freshly chopped cilantro
  • thinly sliced jalapeño
  • thinly sliced red onion
  • chopped peanuts


1. Heat the coconut oil in a medium sauté pan or Dutch oven over medium heat. When hot, add the curry paste, garlic, and ginger. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly, to unlock the curry’s amazing flavors.
2. Add the bell pepper, crushed red pepper, and 1/4 cup vegetable broth to the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the peppers have softened slightly.
3. Add the remaining vegetable broth, along with the sugar, soy sauce, coconut milk and lime zest. Bring to a boil, and then lower to a simmer. Simmer for 10-15 minutes to allow the flavors to combine.
4. Meanwhile, cook the rice noodles according to the package directions. Briefly set aside.
5. Add the shrimp to the curry and simmer for 5 minutes until bright pink and opaque. Remove from the heat and stir in the lime juice.
6. Divide the rice noodles between four bowls. Ladle the curry over noodles and garnish and serve garnished with toppings of your choice.


1. This curry is spicy. If you’re sensitive to heat, omit the crushed red pepper flakes and jalapeño.
2. This recipe is also great with boneless skinless chicken breasts instead of shrimp. Simply dice the chicken into 1-inch cubes and add it to the pan in step 3. It will cook through in 10 minutes.
Recipe by Serena Wolf of