How to Make Delicious Japanese Curry Rice

How to Make Delicious Japanese Curry Rice

Japanese curry rice is a comforting and flavorful dish that’s popular throughout Japan. While it may seem complicated to make, with a few simple ingredients and some expert tips, you can create your own delicious curry rice at home. Here’s how:


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces (optional)
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2-3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2-3 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2-3 tbsp Japanese curry powder
  • 2-3 tbsp butter or vegetable oil
  • 2-3 tbsp flour
  • 1-2 tbsp soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cooked rice, for serving


  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the butter or vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until softened and translucent, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add the chicken (if using) and cook until browned on all sides, about 5-7 minutes. Add the carrots and potatoes and cook for another 5 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and stir to combine. Cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until the flour is lightly browned.
  4. Add the curry powder and stir to combine. Cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.
  5. Add the chicken or vegetable broth and bring the mixture to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and let the curry simmer for about 20-30 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and the sauce has thickened.
  6. Add soy sauce, salt, and pepper to taste. Serve the curry over cooked rice.

With these simple steps and quality ingredients, you’ll be able to make a comforting and delicious bowl of Japanese curry rice that will please your taste buds. Enjoy!

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