Golden Corn and Tofu Curry

This delicious Thai-inspired noodle dish comes together in just half an hour. 

Golden Corn Tofu Curry
Photo: Caitlin Bensel
Hands On Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins

Rice noodles, tender tofu cubes, and toasted corn kernels nestle up alongside each other in a rich, Thai-inspired coconut curry sauce. Widely available green curry paste—a mixture of green chiles, herbs, garlic, ginger, and more—forms the base of the broth, which you'll then spike with soy sauce, brown sugar, and lime juice to round out the flavors. If you have a little extra time, crisp the tofu cubes in a nonstick skillet with oil before stirring into the broth. P.S. Don't fret if the coconut mixture splits. It should come back together once you add the tofu.


  • 1 14-oz. pkg. extra-firm tofu, drained and cut into 1-in. pieces

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels (from 3 ears) or unthawed frozen corn (from a 14.4-oz. pkg.)

  • 2 tablespoons green curry paste

  • 1 13.5-oz. can coconut milk, well shaken and stirred

  • 1.50 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari

  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar

  • 1.50 teaspoons fresh lime juice (from 1 lime), plus wedges for serving

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • .50 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves, plus more for serving

  • 1 8-oz. pkg. rice noodles, cooked


  1. Press tofu cubes firmly between paper towels or a clean dish towel to absorb liquid.

  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high. Add corn and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add curry paste and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Stir in coconut milk and 1 cup water; bring just to a boil over medium-high. Immediately reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.

  3. Add soy sauce, sugar, lime juice, and salt, stirring to combine. Add tofu and cook, gently stirring occasionally, until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro.

  4. Divide curry mixture and noodles among bowls. Top with more cilantro and serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

633 Calories
34g Fat
69g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 633
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Sodium 633mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 69g 25%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 18g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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