I'm still on a Japanese comfort food kick at my house and nothing hits the spot on a chilly day like a plateful of fresh karē raisu (カレーライス). Japanese curry rice is sweeter than thai curry and thicker than Indian curry. It's also a dish that entices both adult and childrens' tastebuds. Chocked full of protein and veggies, it's one of the healthier, quick fail-safe dinner dishes you can make too.

Karē Raisu   (Japanese Curry Rice)


2 large carrots, peeled & sliced into half-rounds
1 large potato, peeled & cubed
1 large yellow onion, diced
2 T cooking oil
2 lbs chicken breast, cut into bite-sized chunks
6 cups of water
1 (8.4 oz.) package of medium-hot S&B Golden Curry Sauce Mix (It's the best brand)


1. Cut the chicken breast into bite-sized chunks.

2. Dice carrots, potato and onion.

3. In a large skillet, heat cooking oil. Then sauté meat and onion in oil until lightly browned, about 3-5 minutes. Add carrots and potato.  Discard excess oil.

4. Add 6 cups of water and bring to a strong boil. Reduce heat, partially cover and simmer until meat (and potato) is tender, about 20 minutes.

5. Break Golden Curry Sauce Mix (roux) into small cubes and add to pot stirring until it is completed dissolved.

6. Simmer for another 5 minutes or so stirring constantly.

7. Serve over freshly cooked white rice. If you want to serve it in the traditional Japanese fashion, top it with a small portion of fukujinzuke for a contrast in taste and color.
2 Responses
  1. Unknown Says:

    S&B has MSG. So sad!

    I'm still looking for the perfect homemade recipe. Do you have one?

    It works well with sweet potatoes and spinach as well, though it's not as traditional!

  2. Ally Says:

    All of the premade Japanese curry roux have some MSG I'm afraid. I've never bothered to make it from scratch because the little bit of MSG in it doesn't seem to bother me.

    I did find this list of ingredients if you'd like to do some experimenting :

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