Thursday, September 18, 2008

Karei Raisu (Curried Rice)

Katsu Karei

Curried Rice is comfort food for families in Japan. Insanely popular, it is served often. Traditionally it is garnished with slightly sweet japanese pickles called 'fukujinzuke'. Some people sprinkle grated cheese on top. Others serve it over deep fried pork cutlet - 'katsu karei'. The easiest and most convenient way to make this meal is using a curry mix and then adding slight variations like wine or fruit....Other more adventurous cooks make their curries from scratch.

Ingredients:
1 box curry sauce mix (Glico or House brand)
1 lb pork, chicken, or beef
2 medium onions, chopped
2 medium potatoes, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
1 small apple, grated (optional)
1 small mango (optional)
1/2 cup red wine

Method:
Chop meat, onions, potatoes and carrots into bite size pieces.
Saute in large saucepan until lightly browned.
Add 5 1/2 cups water and bring to the boil.
Add grated apple and finely chopped mango.
Cook over low to medium heat about 20 minutes or til tender.
Remove from heat.
Break curry sauce mix into pieces and add to saucepan.
Simmer over low heat about 20 minutes.
Serve over rice.
Can garnish with grated cheese or japanese pickles.
Can also pour over fried pork cutlet.





1 comment:

Tan.wiratchada said...

I heard about this recipe for a long time, but never try. Will try soon. Thank you for the reciped. ;)