Thai Peanut Curry Sauce Recipe

This Thai peanut curry sauce recipe only takes 15 minutes to make and is an absolute favorite in our home! It is fast, easy, simple, and…delicious! Give this recipe a try. 

You’ll also love my easy Thai Curry recipe for a fast, easy, and flavorful curry just as good as your favorite take-out!

This 15-minute Peanut Curry Sauce and Rice is the go-to recipe for my home and in our Top 40 List for menu rotation. I keep the ingredients in my pantry at all times to pull out on those evenings when you simply don’t have the time and energy to think about dinner. This flavorful recipe is fast, delicious, and nutritious.

What is curry paste made out of?

Onion, garlic, and chili paste are the base ingredients of curry pate and from there other spices like turmeric, cumin, and garam masala (to name only a few) are added, depending on which brand or the kind you use. My favorite red curry paste comes in a giant tub that I keep in the fridge. It lasts a long time!

This 15-minute Peanut Curry and Rice is the go-to recipe for my home. I keep the ingredients in my pantry at all times to pull out on those evenings when you simply don't have the time and energy to think about dinner. This flavorful recipe is fast, delicious, and nutritious.

If you don’t have curry paste you can absolutely still make this yummy dish! But, I would suggest picking some up for next time!

Start your rice or noodles first, and then begin your sauce. Mix your coconut milk (or chicken broth), water, and curry paste together and let that start simmering itself up to a boil. If you plan on using any veggies that take a bit to soften you want to get those started now, too. I’m all about the sugar snap peas and red peppers in my curry. I would recommend trying broccoli, green beans, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, and baby corn.

Be sure to add your veggies in with the milk and curry paste and give them enough time to cook before stirring in your peanut butter.

Can I make it without coconut milk?

Yes! If you don’t have coconut milk in your pantry or you don’t like it, you can substitute chicken broth. It has a different taste but is still delicious!

Note: 
I’m a fan of Minute rice because it’s super fast and easy!  For realz, keep this stuff in your pantry! Or, whatever version of rice your family prefers. It will make curry easy!

This 15-minute Peanut Curry and Rice is the go-to recipe for my home. I keep the ingredients in my pantry at all times to pull out on those evenings when you simply don't have the time and energy to think about dinner. This flavorful recipe is fast, delicious, and nutritious.

How do you make a good Thai Peanut Sauce?

The secret ingredient…peanut butter. Because we all have peanut butter in our pantries, this addition couldn’t be easier. Stir your peanut butter and spices into the milk and curry. Keep that simmering up gently.

Use natural peanut butter for the best flavor and consistency. Watch the ingredients on peanut butter…some contain sugar.

If you are wanting spinach, add it in at the time you add the peanut butter. It will get perfectly wilted without cooking too long.

This 15-minute Peanut Curry and Rice is the go-to recipe for my home. I keep the ingredients in my pantry at all times to pull out on those evenings when you simply don't have the time and energy to think about dinner. This flavorful recipe is fast, delicious, and nutritious.

I know! Isn’t that peanut curry sauce just gorgeous! And it was made it in 15 minutes while the rice was cooking up.

Tip:
Top your sauce with green onions and crushed peanuts.  

Add a scoop of Peanut Curry sauce to a scoop of rice or noodles for the ultimate in flavorful, easy, and fast weekday dinners that your family will ask for again and again

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15-Minute Peanut Curry Sauce

A creamy and flavorful curry sauce ready in 15 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine asian
Keyword 15 minute, curry, peanut, thai
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
# of servings 6 servings
Calories 426kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup red curry paste start with 1/2 that amount and work your way up to your liking
  • 3/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white OR brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice or apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  • Put the coconut milk, water, and red curry paste into a large skillet on medium heat. Simmer for 3 minutes or until it starts bubbling on the edges.
  • Add in any veggies or meat that you would like. (only add veggies or meat that need limited additional cooking. Hold veggies like spinach or green onions until the very end so they don't over-cook) Note: pre-cook any chicken or beef that you might want to add to insure it is fully cooked.
  • Add the peanut butter, salt, sugar, and lime juice. Simmer for another 6-7 minutes stirring often.
  • Serve with chopped green onions, chopped peanuts, and Minute® rice.

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Notes

The temperature of your pan is right if the edges are slightly bubbling. If that isn’t happening, turn your heat up a little bit.
Curry varies in heat from brand to brand. Add a small amount at the beginning of the recipe and keep adding as the recipe progresses until you reach the heat you want.

Nutrition

Calories: 426kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 10gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 18gSodium: 816mgPotassium: 425mgFiber: 4gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 1553IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 2mg
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This peanut curry sauce is made up in only 15 minutes. A fantastic family dinner idea that is quick and easy! Add chicken or beef , if you like! #curry #peanut #dinneridea

Other easy and fast family dinner ideas:

Super easy Red Curry Recipe

Tater Tot Hotdish

easy Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli

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16 thoughts on “Thai Peanut Curry Sauce Recipe”

  1. Al Wilson, Jr.

    This sounds so delicious, I want to try it right now!!! Only thing is that I only have lemons currently, no limes. Is it possible to substitute, or is the flavor absolutely dependent on lime juice. Just being a bit impatient. Thank you.

  2. 5 stars
    I DREAM about this curry sauce. The first time I made it, I woke up at midnight wanting more… and I went and got myself leftovers! It’s delicious! It tastes a lot like the Thai peanut curry I get at a local place. It’s also a really forgiving recipe, I’ve been able to lower the sugar (just a bit, 1/3c) and up the peanut butter (I just eyeball it) and have it still be delicious (I just love PB). I dump an entire bag of steamed cauliflower in and tons of bell peppers and baby corn, and this recipe… I have it memorized, I love it so much. It takes me more than 15 minutes to make this, but it times PERFECTLY with my rice cooker. Start the rice, start the sauce, they end at the same time!

    1. “I DREAM about this curry sauce “… 🤣 Is there a better comment then that? I sure don’t think so. Loving the idea of cauliflower and am going to try that on my family. Thanks for stopping back to leave such a wonderful review!

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