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Massaman Curry In a Hurry

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In a hurry and craving curry?  You can make this delicious Massaman Curry and Jasmine Rice in under 30 minutes.

Massaman Curry

My family and I discovered an amazing Thai restaurant in Chattanooga when we passed through the city a few years ago.  It was then that we all fell in love with Thai food.  It was also there that I tried Massaman Curry for the first time and knew that I needed to learn how to make it at home.

According to resources on the internet – so we know it must be true (*wink wink*)- Massaman Curry is an interpretation of a Persian dish.  It appears that the dish originated in the 17th century in Central Thailand via a Persian merchant.

The original recipe that I started making is a little time consuming – one has to chop an onion, dice potatoes, cut up chicken and cook it, etc. etc. etc.  Knowing that we are often pressed for time, I adapted the recipe so that it can be made in just under half an hour.  With school back in session, ball games to attend, and what not, we are all strapped for precious time yet still want to eat well.

To simplify the recipe, I use pre-chopped onion from the produce section, canned diced new potatoes, precooked chicken from the meat department, and Success Jasmine Rice.

Jasmine Rice

To make it, I start by preparing Success® Jasmine Rice.

Success Jasmine Rice is the only no measure, no mess boil-in-bag rice.  It comes pre-packaged in BPA-free boil-in-bags that you don’t have to measure.  The sweet buttery fragrance, silky, smooth, white grains will be fully cooked in 10 minutes. Plus. it’s gluten-free and can be incorporated into both Asian inspired dishes – like my Massaman Curry – and even mainstream recipes.

Curry SauceOnce I have the rice on the stove top, I make the Massaman Curry sauce.   It’s a creamy, peanutty sauce that you can make with ingredients that can be found at your grocery store.

Meat and PotatoesNext up, onions get sautéed in sesame oil.  After just a couple of minutes, the potatoes, chicken, and curry sauce are added and then simmered for 10-15 minutes.

All that is left is draining the Jasmine rice and plating the dish.  Served with a side salad, steamed broccoli, or Asian vegetable medley, this is a delicious Thai meal made at home.  In a hurry.

Bowl of Curry
My family and I can now enjoy this favorite dish of ours in less time than it takes to drive to the nearest Thai restaurant!

About Success Rice

Success Rice is the ORIGINAL boil-in-bag rice that is ready in 10 minutes.  It is available in 4 varieties – Success Whole Grain Brown Rice, Success White Rice, and globally-inspired aromatic varieties of Success Rice, including fragrant Thai Jasmine or Basmati Rice.  There’s a variety everyone in your family will love.  Success Rice is gluten-free, non GMO, free of additives, preservatives and BPA. It’s versatile, too.  (Click here for hundreds of recipe ideas.)

Yield: 4 servings

Massaman Curry In a Hurry

Massaman Curry In a Hurry

In a hurry and craving curry? You can make this delicious Massaman Curry and Jasmine Rice in under 30 minutes.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2 bags of Success® Thai Jasmine Rice
  • 3 quarts water
  • Massaman Curry Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 small cans diced new potatoes, rinsed and drained
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup cashews

Massaman Curry Sauce

  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup hoison sauce
  • 2 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 Tbsp tamari sauce
  • 1 tsp prepared minced garlic
  • 2 tsp ginger paste


  1. Place water and Success® Thai Jasmine Rice in a large saucepan and bring to boil. Follow remaining instructions as directed on the box.
  2. Make Massaman Curry Sauce by blend all ingredients in a medium bowl until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Heat sesame oil on medium heat in a large non-stick skillet. Add onions and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add chicken and potatoes.
  5. Add Massaman Curry Sauce to mixture and bring to boil.
  6. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Stir in cashews. Remove from heat and serve rice with curry mixture.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 925Total Fat: 54gSaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 119mgSodium: 1647mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 8gSugar: 15gProtein: 55g

Nutrition information is an approximation.

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