Spicy Thai-Style Beans With Coconut Milk (Vegetarian)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a vegetarian dish. If you love spicy dishes like my family, then you will love this! The red curry paste is very hot so you might want to adjust the amount starting at 1 tablespoon, for our tastes I use about 2 tablespoons, the hotter the better LOL! You can find red curry paste in the Asian section of your supermarket or in any Asian grocery store, I use it in many dishes! The complete recipe is made on top of the stove in very little time, but has tons of flavor!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a Dutch oven heat oil over medium-high heat; add in onions and red bell pepper and saute for 5-6 minutes, adding in the garlic the last 2 minutes of cooking.
  2. Add in the red curry paste and cook 1 minute.
  3. Add in the kidney beans, diced tomatoes, coconut milk, lime juice and sugar; bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 35 minutes.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve over basmati rice, then sprinkle with chopped green onion.


Most Helpful

Excellent recipe! Just began eating a whole foods, plant-based diet, so I was looking for something more exciting than a salad. This fit the bill perfectly! You can adjust the "heat" to your taste, and the coconut milk adds an exotic flavor. I never knew kidney beans could be transformed into something sensational. I will definitely make this again and again!

Artboy34 July 14, 2014

This was great! I made my own curry paste ( which came out really good). Followed the recipe pretty much exactly.. but added fresh green beans when I put it to simmer. Came out great and the beans went well with it. Really easy and one pot cooking. Love it!

mainesalsera June 11, 2013

Wow, really delicious! I didn't have red curry paste so I sort of made my own with Indian spices. My husband who is from India and really only likes Indian food was very happy with this. It was similar enough for him and just different enough for me to have a delicious change of pace! I will definitely be making this again--thanks!

Chuli94 January 21, 2011

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