Massaman curry is a traditional Thai-style curry, popular for being milder in flavor and rich in taste. When students in Georgia were challenged to use local ingredients to come up with a creative dish that could be easily made in cafeterias, this recipe was a finalist. The kids wanted to cook their rice in milk with turmeric to give it a creamy texture and golden color, but they swapped in rice milk to keep the dish dairy-free. Regular milk works just as well. Adapted from Georgia Farm to School.

Adapted from GA Farm to School by EW Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, April 2020


Recipe Summary

40 mins
50 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and 1 tablespoon ginger; cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add rice and turmeric; cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Add 1 cup rice milk, water and salt; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until the rice is tender and all the liquid has been absorbed, about 35 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Add bell pepper, curry paste and the remaining 1 tablespoon ginger; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the remaining 1 1/4 cups rice milk and brown sugar; bring to a gentle boil over high heat. Add broccoli, reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until the broccoli is tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in lime juice. Serve the curry over the rice, topped with cilantro (or parsley).

Nutrition Facts

599 calories; protein 29.8g 60% DV; carbohydrates 79.5g 26% DV; exchange other carbs 5.5; dietary fiber 7.2g 29% DV; sugars 15.4g; fat 19.5g 30% DV; saturated fat 2.9g 14% DV; cholesterol 75.5mg 25% DV; vitamin a iu 3396.4IU 68% DV; vitamin c 106.2mg 177% DV; folate 73.6mcg 18% DV; calcium 216.3mg 22% DV; iron 4.2mg 23% DV; magnesium 58.7mg 21% DV; potassium 532mg 15% DV; sodium 795.5mg 32% DV; added sugar 15g.