I always add spice to just about any recipe, so I did throw in some crushed red, but this recipe turned out to be excellent. So much better than I hoped. Maybe it was our curry paste, from a local asian market, but this packed flavor and a sweet heat that crept in the back of the throat. Thank you! :]
Absolutely delicious! I bought the curry paste from a regular grocery store so I expected what other reviewers said: not enough spice. But it was mild enough for my guest who doesn't eat spicy food and my 2-year-old loved it as well. I added hot chili oil to the rest of the pot for my husband and myself (still wasn't enough spice for me). My husband actually asked if I made it from scratch. He was very impressed. I didn't have "light" coconut milk so I used regular and I did use fresh basil because I just LOVE basil and the flavor was all there! I will definitely make the extra trip to the asian food mart and see if getting one of their curry brands will make the difference for me in spice. Such an easy, quick, flavorful recipe!
Oops, accidentally posted my review under husband's account! Will try again adding something since our curry paste was so bland and NOT spicy at all!
Was a little disappointed in this recipe, but probably it was from the curry paste we used. We used 1 tablespoon paste and it had little taste, so we added another and it was still pretty bland...will have to find another brand or spice it up with chilies, ginger or something else...We also added some bamboo shoots. This recipe has potential, but definitely lacks the spice factor I'm used to with curry, but again probably just our brand of paste! Will defnitely try again. Thanks for posting!
Excellent recipe, very quick and easy even though you wouldn't know it from the taste! I did have to make one change, though I would not recommend it to others: I ran out of rice and had nothing to substitute in my pantry except for a package of plain ramen noodles! Even this dubious forced change didn't affect the dish's excellence. We'll be re-using this one for sure!
This was very tasty and even my 2 year old enjoyed it. I slightly increased the curry paste and also added bamboo shoots and a green pepper.