Thai Yellow Chicken Curry with Thai Rice (and a $50 AMEX Giveaway!)

Congrats to the winner: Aroonsri

jasberry rice

A representative of Thai Trade recently reached out to me to see if I would like to host a sponsored giveaway for Mom in the City readers. Since I love Thai food, I was happy to participate. There are various kinds of rice available in and from Thailand – sticky rice, traditional white jasmine rice, brown rice, and jasberry (a healthy alternative). As a foodie, I appreciate that a variety of dishes can be eaten with rice. Read about my experience with Thai rice below and then learn how you can win a  $50 American Express gift card to shop for the ingredients in the recipe or to dine at a local Thai restaurant – it’s your choice!

I was sent a bag of Jasberry Rice (a Thai rice) to try. It is a new variety of rice that is whole grain and gluten-free. It’s healthy but how does it taste? It’s actually good. It has a similar taste and texture as brown rice. It’s just more colorful (which is fun for kids) has a stronger fragrance and the texture is a bit softer. I prepared the rice according to the cooking instructions on the label. The label says that it takes 20-30 minutes for the water to be absorbed. It actually took 40 – 50 minutes for the rice to be cooked to my desired texture when using a saucepan though.

Jasberry Thai Rice


In keeping with the Thai theme, this rice would go especially well with the Thai Yellow Chicken Curry that I learned how to prepare on my date at the Institute of Culinary Education. ICE had given me permission to share two recipes from the Asian Favorites Couples Cooking class with you and I shared the Beef Bulgogi recipe.  I somehow forgot to share the curry one though. It’s the perfect dish to go with this Thai rice. Enjoy!


To enter the giveaway for a $50 American Express gift card:

    • Leave a comment on this blog post (by July 21st at noon EST) with the name of the type of Thai Rice you’d like to try with your next dish – Traditional Thai Jasmine Rice, Thai Sticky Rice, Jasberry Thai Rice, or Thai brown rice.
    • Include the hashtag #ThaiRiceisBetter in your comment.

That’s it. If you would like an additional entry, you can send out a tweet saying [clickToTweet tweet=”Find out why #ThaiRiceisBetter at!” quote=”Find out why #ThaiRiceisBetter at!” theme=”style3″]