Simple Japanese Curry Rice Recipe

Kare Raisu (Curry Rice) is cooked rice with a Japanese curry sauce. It can be served with additional toppings such as tonkatsu. Curry is not a native Japanese spice, but has been used in Japan for over a century. Kare Raisu is a popular dinner choice in Japan.

Below is the simple Japanese Curry Rice recipe for you, Japanese food lovers:


  • 1/2 lb. beef (cut for stew)
  • 2 onions
  • 2 carrots
  • 3 potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 1/2 cups water (840 ml) or see the curry sauce package for the amount of water
  • 1 box curry sauce mix (4 oz.)
  • Steamed Rice

 Optional Seasonings:

  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcester sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apricot jam
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder


  1. Cut vegetables into bite size pieces.
  2. Heat oil and brown meat in a pot, then take it out.
  3. In the same pot, fry onions for 8 minutes. Add carrots and potatoes, then cooked meat.
  4. Add water to the pot. After it boils, skim fat, and reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 45 minutes until the meat becomes tender.
  5. Remove from heat and add curry sauce mix. Stir well so the pieces of the mix dissolve.
  6. Add the ketchup, Worcester sauce, apricot jam, and soy sauce. Let it simmer for 10-15 minutes (cook longer if you'd like it thicker).
  7. Stir in the curry powder just before serving.
  8. Pour the curry over steamed rice.

Note: You can omit the optional seasonings if you choose not to use them.


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