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Make your favorite Thai take-out at home with this Thai Coconut Soup. A crazy delicious coconut broth with shrimp, mushrooms and rice - it's comfort food at its finest!
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Thai Coconut Soup

Make your favorite Thai take-out at home with this easy Thai Coconut Soup!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Author: Jenn


  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 2 tsp. red curry paste
  • 2 Tbsp. minced ginger
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 stalk lemongrass cut into large chunks
  • 3 13.5-oz cans lite coconut milk
  • 1 8-oz container sliced button mushrooms
  • 1 lb. large shelled and deveined shrimp
  • juice from 1/2 lime
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • cooked basmati rice for serving
  • cilantro for serving if desired
  • chopped peanuts for serving if desired


  • Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Cook the red curry paste and ginger for 1 minute.
  • Stir in chicken broth and lemongrass pieces. Cook on medium heat for 15 minutes.
  • Carefully take out lemongrass pieces with a slotted spoon, throw away.
  • Add coconut milk and mushrooms. Cook for 5-10 minutes, until mushrooms are softened.
  • Add shrimp and cook for 5 minutes, until shrimp is cooked through. Stir in lemon and lime juice and salt (taste and add more if needed).
  • Place a few scoops of cooked warm rice in the bottom of a bowl and pour soup on top. Top with chopped cilantro and peanuts and serve. Enjoy!


recipe adapted from Allrecipes