From rice noodles and coconut to peanuts and curry, Thailand offers a host of flavors that inspire as well as delight. There is something for those who love spices and those who are into more subtle flavors, so it is no wonder that it is a popular meal choice for those eating out. Love Thai takeout food but not the hefty checks to pay? Make dishes yourself! We have rounded up recipes for you to make to satisfy your cravings anytime.
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Recipe 1: Soft, Sweet and Fluffy Rolls
These sweet rolls are the perfect pillow-y bread you want to spread butter or jam on first thing in the morning. Pop them in the oven to get warm and fluffy just before indulge.
Recipe 2: Thai Breakfast Rice Soup with Shrimp
Jasmine rice, vegetables, stock, shrimp, egg and more delight in this savory breakfast. Do not forget to slurp! Grab those chopsticks and dig in. Savory breakfast fans will be all about this.
Recipe 3: Thai Rice Porridge
Creamy rice porridge takes on an Asian twist with sausage, shrimp and bacon being popular toppings. Add some soy sauce for even more flavor, or opt to swap out the meat for green onions and peppers.
Recipe 4: Thai-Style Omelet
Crispy edges and a fluffy middle makes these omelets distinct. While they make look hard to make, they are actually quite simple to put together. Toss one together and delight your family one morning.
Get midday fuel.
Recipe 1: Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
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These sticks of seasoned and grilled meat are winners by themselves, but add in a creamy peanut butter sauce and make them even better. This one has red curry paste, crunchy peanut butter, coconut, salt and sugar. Save any extra to drizzle over cooked vegetables…if any lasts that long.
Recipe 2: Thai Coconut Quinoa Bowls
If you are looking for a healthy recipe, your search is over. Roasted veggies, slaw, flavorful coconut-infused quinoa and a sauce loaded with ground peanuts offers up flavor and ‘good for you’ eats without the blandness. Serve the sauce on the side and put on as much, or as little, as you want.
Recipe 3: Thai Chicken Lunch Bowls
Roasted vegetables and chicken are served over rice and a peanut sauce in this bento lunch take on Thai lunch foods. Hint: use any leftover sauce in this or use a soy sauce-based alternative. Perfect for a midday meal at school, at work or whenever you happen to spend most of your time these days.
Recipe 4: Low FODMAP Chicken Pad Thai
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This gut healthy recipe means all of the taste but none of the yucky feelings you have after eating oily and rich food that has not been prepared in your own home. Vegetables, chicken breast, eggs and rice noodles are all you need as a basis to make the pad Thai. It also makes for a great ‘make ahead’ meal, so you can save time on busy nights.
Indulge and feast.
Recipe 1: Thai Red Curry Chicken and Vegetables
David from North Carolina, who submitted this recipe to Taste of Home, says this curry packs complex flavors minus the heaviness one would usually taste in such dishes. Water chestnuts, peas and peppers add in additional umami flavor, which makes this a winner at dinner.
Recipe 2: Thai Coconut Beef
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Coconut milk, curry paste, and a delectable sauce jazz up this beef. Serve over rice or vegetables for a show stopping dish. Add in vegetables, lime and onions if you would like more flavor.
Recipe 3: Easy Pad Thai
Rice noodles, peanuts, tofu and shrimp make this dish a star in just 30 minutes. Add in vegetables or substitute the protein as you see fit. Chicken, pork or just vegetables are also common additions.
Recipe 4: Thai Prawn Cakes
Seafood lovers will gobble up this twist on crab cakes, complete with spices, long beans, curry paste and coconut milk for a droll-worthy dish. Serve with sticky sweet and sour sauce for dipping.
A sweet end to a long day.
Recipe 1: Thai Sweet Sticky Rice with Mango
This authentic dessert brings together two Thai staples: mangoes and rice. Sweetened with sugar and coconut milk, this attractive dessert is one that is healthier, but is still good. Arrange it in a bowl to get the full effect.
Recipe 2: Thai Custard
This simple sweet treat is eggs, sugar and coconut. When steamed, it becomes a custard. Served alone or with mango sticky rice (see above), the custard is warm and delicious. To get really authentic, present it in a hollowed out pumpkin.
Recipe 3: Bua Loy Dessert
Sticky rice dumplings floating in coconut soup look like children’s cereal that has been all grown up. Vibrant and fun, this is a vegan dessert that is anything but boring. Change of the dumpling colors for an extra colorful finish.
Recipe 4: Coconut Ice Cream
Creamy and refreshing, this ice cream may become your new favorite. Works great alone, with toasted coconut, chocolate, fruit or fried cake. Your dessert, your choice! Warning: you may be going back for seconds.
Feel like you have transported to sunny Thailand when you eat some of the dishes listen above. Enjoy!
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