Fish curry with coconut brown rice

A few additions to a ready-made curry paste give this Thai-inspired dish a surprising depth of flavour. Poaching the fish keeps it delicate, while butternut squash is a source of vitamin A.

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  • Gluten Free


¼ essential Waitrose butternut squash (about 250g), peeled and chopped into 2-3cm pieces

1 tbsp vegetable oil (or coconut oil, melted)

125g essential Waitrose wholegrain rice

200ml essential Waitrose reduced-fat coconut milk

1 onion, finely sliced

30g fresh root ginger, finely chopped

1 heaped tbsp Cooks’ Ingredients Thai red curry paste

200ml fresh fish stock

2 x 150g firm white fish fillets (such as cod or haddock)


1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C, gas mark 6. Arrange the squash on a foil-lined baking tray; drizzle with ½ tbsp oil, season and roast for 20 minutes, until tender.

2. Meanwhile, put the rice in a pan with 250ml water and 50ml coconut milk. Bring to a boil, then simmer, covered, for 20-25 minutes.

3. In a large pan, heat the remaining ½ tbsp oil and fry the onion and ginger for 3-4 minutes, until fragrant. Add the curry paste and cook for 2 minutes, until it begins to colour. Add the fish stock and remaining 150ml coconut milk, then simmer for 10 minutes. Add the fish, cover and simmer gently for 5-6 minutes, until cooked through.

4. Toss the squash through the rice. Divide between shallow bowls, top with the curry and garnish with roughly chopped coriander and lime wedges, if liked.

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Fish curry with coconut brown rice
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes

Serves: 2

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 2,541kJ
Fat 17.4g
Saturated Fat 6g
Carbohydrate 72.3g
Sugars 12.9g
Protein 39.3g
Salt 0.8g
Fibre 4.5g

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This recipe was first published in Thu Jan 01 15:27:00 GMT 2015.