Mild Fish Curry with Rice

Usually I share meal plan posts on a Monday, however I was really eager to share this recipe with you, meal planning posts will be back next week!  I am sure I always say this when I share a fish recipe… we don’t eat fish enough in our home, so I get excited when I create a meal that the whole family enjoy and it’s a fish dish!  My kids loved this mild fish curry.


It wasn’t very hard to put together and is filled with loads of vegetables, onion, zucchini, carrot and pumpkin. You really don’t need to limit it here, these types of dishes are brilliant for throwing together whatever you have in the fridge. Serve with brown rice.


Mild Fish Curry with Rice

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins


  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely diced
  • 1 zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced
  • 400g butternut pumpkin, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 2 heaped tablespoons yellow curry paste
  • 400ml can coconut milk
  • 700g snapper (or firm white fish), cut into 2cm pieces
  • salt and pepper, to season
  • Rice, to serve


  1. Cook enough rice to serve required amount, see packet for directions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large saucepan.
  3. Add onion, zucchini, carrot and pumpkin, stir for 3-5 minutes or until onion has softened.
  4. Spoon curry paste over vegetables, gently stir to coat vegetables, cook for 1 minute.
  5. Pour in coconut milk and bring to the boil.
  6. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover with lid and simmer for 10 mins.
  7. Add fish and gently stir.
  8. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 mins or until fish is cooked through.
  9. Season with salt and pepper, then serve with rice.


  • Serving Size: 6
  • Calories: 369
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 158mg
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 13g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 34g
  • Cholesterol: 55mg

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Sarah August 10, 2015 - 2:51 PM

YUM! I love the frozen fish fillets from Aldi (such a cheap way of bringing fish into our meals!), and this looks like a winning recipe for them. 🙂

Kate - Kat's Assistant August 12, 2015 - 8:41 AM

I agree Sarah, we try to have fish once a week. We all love it and so good for the kids too.

Lucy @ Bake Play Smile August 10, 2015 - 10:59 PM

I really don’t cook enough fish – and I think it’s because I lack recipe inspiration! I’m definitely going to give this a try though!

Kate - Kat's Assistant August 12, 2015 - 8:43 AM

I know exactly what you mean, Lucy, There just doesn’t seem to be a lot of different ways to cook fish but i have to say this one is very yummy!

Best Toys For Girls In Australia August 14, 2015 - 4:19 PM

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Mette April 14, 2019 - 9:02 PM

Just made this exactly to recipe with freshly caught shark. Definitely a keeper!! Will use crayfish too – the sweetness of cray meat will work really well with these flavours.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 15, 2019 - 11:04 AM

wow, that sounds incredible!

Kathy Konig October 14, 2021 - 1:50 PM

I cannot access the mild fish curry with rice recipe.
Was looking forward to making it.


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