Japanese Curry Rice

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 516.9
  • Total Fat: 19.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 616.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 79.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.3 g
  • Protein: 9.4 g

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May add 1lb ground beef or pork cutlets May add 1lb ground beef or pork cutlets
Number of Servings: 4


    1 lb ground beef
    4 medium potatoes, diced
    3 carrots, diced
    1 onion, diced
    2 cloves garlic
    4 C water
    2 chicken or beef boullion cubes
    5 Tbsp vegetable oil
    1/4 C flour
    4 Tbsp curry powder
    1 tsp chili powder (optional)
    2 Tsp salt (or to taste)
    2 C short grain rice
    4 C water


In a large pot, heat 2 Tbsp of vegetable oil. Saute onion and garlic until softened.
Add the ground beef and cook until it is no longer pink.
Add the carrots and potatoes, stir a few times, and then add the water and boullion.
Bring to a boil, and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
While the meat is cooking, make a roux out of the remaining 3 Tbsp oil and the flour: heat oil in a medium skillet until shimmering. Over low-medium heat, add flour and stir, cooking until the flour is blended and takes on a pale golden hue.
Add curry powder and chili powder, using the back of the spatula to blend it into the roux. The mixture will be powdery and dry.
Take 1/2 C of the hot liquid from the meat pot and slowly add it to the curry-roux mixture, stiring constantly to form a smooth paste.
By spoonfuls, add the curry paste back to the beef mixture, stirring to dissolve.
Add salt.
Simmer the curry for 20-30 minutes, until the sauce has thickened and the beef and vegetables are tender.
While curry is finishing up, bring rice and water to a boil in a pot, immediately reduce heat to low, cover the pot with its lid, and cook for 20 minutes.
Serve curry with rice in shallow bowls. There should be approximately twice as much curry as rice in the bowl.
1) Curry mixes vary in ingredients and intensity, so adjust the spices accordingly.
2) Like a stew, there should be a lot of sauce, so if the curry is too dry, add more water.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MSKNEENIE.

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sorry nothing like the curry I had in Japan. - 1/6/10

    Reply from MSKNEENIE (1/11/12)
    Hmm Amaiko, can you recommend a new recipe? I'll be leaving Japan next September and don't want to get it wrong after I leave. I've been happy with this recipe my four years living out here but maybe you've got something better. Please share!!

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