Homemade Japanese Curry Rice (Kare Raisu)

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik]

Japanese curry (or kare, as it’s called in Japan) is one of the nation’s most popular convenience and comfort foods. Most renditions come straight from a package, but by making it from scratch at home, you can get better, fresher, and bolder spice flavors throughout. This recipe captures a classic Japanese curry, complete with juicy pieces of chicken, tender nubbins of carrot, sweet peas, and silky chunks of potato, but it’s seasoned with a homemade spice blend that’s way better than what comes out of a tin. Feel free to adjust the spices to suit your own tastes—that’s half the fun.

Published at Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:20:54 +0000