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    Simple & Quick Japanese Curry

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    1 hr

    30 mins

    30 mins

    Sirea's Note:

    Chicken and veggies in a thick curry sauce, served over rice. My boyfriend is super-picky and even he loves this recipe! A friend of mine learned it from her Japanese tutor and taught it to me. The curry sauce mix isn't recognized by Recipezaar; I found it in an Asian market, under the brand S&B Golden Curry Sauce Mix, but I've also seen it at Wal-marts in my area. If all else fails, you can also order it on, you'll need at least a 3.5 oz package.

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    1. 1
      Chop up the chicken into bite-sized cubes. Tenderloins are a smaller, thinner cut of chicken and are easier to cut up.
    2. 2
      Wash the vegetables. Peel the potatoes, and the carrots if you wish. Slice the potatoes, carrots, and onion into bite-sized pieces as well. Finely dice the garlic.
    3. 3
      Now is a good time to start making the rice. Cook according to directions on the package. A rice cooker is great because it'll keep the rice warm while the curry cooks.
    4. 4
      Put vegetable oil in a deep pan (a pasta pot or dutch-oven-style saucepan works well) and heat over a medium flame. Add chicken, onions, and garlic and sautee in oil until the chicken is lightly browned.
    5. 5
      Add carrots and potatoes, continue to stir in oil for 3-4 minutes.
    6. 6
      Now add the water, enough to cover all the ingredients in the pan (I've never measured it out, but it should be about 3-4 cups).
    7. 7
      Bring water to a boil, then reduce heat and allow to cook for 5-10 minutes, this helps soften the vegetables.
    8. 8
      Remove pan from heat, and add the curry sauce mix. Break the block into four pieces and scatter evenly around the pan, stirring until the blocks have completely melted. The water will thicken dramatically, turning into a brown sauce with a stew-like consistency.
    9. 9
      If you want to keep the curry warm, you can keep it on a very low flame (the lowest setting on your stovetop), just remember to stir it occasionally so it won't stick.
    10. 10
      Serve over rice and enjoy!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 10, 2010


      This was great! I omitted the meat, and added another potato, 2 more carrots, a sweet potato, 2 peeled, grated apples, and an extra half of an onion (I used yellow onions). I used the S&B Golden Curry, medium hot, and served it over brown rice. Thanks for posting this! I love to make Japanese curry, but I always forget the general directions; now I have some guidance. :)

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    • on August 21, 2012


      I love this. I've made it three or four times now, and the whole family loves it. The recipe doubles nicely. I serve this with white rice cooked in a rice steamer and egg rolls.

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    • on January 22, 2010


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    Nutritional Facts for Simple & Quick Japanese Curry

    Serving Size: 1 (439 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 518.4
    Calories from Fat 82
    Total Fat 9.2 g
    Saturated Fat 1.5 g
    Cholesterol 65.8 mg
    Sodium 106.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 73.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
    Sugars 3.4 g
    Protein 32.7 g

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    curry sauce

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