Sunday, 9 January 2011

Curry rice from scratch

Japanese Curry rice from scratch

When I was back in Singapore last year, I had a conversation with D and E and was telling them that I would experiment with making Japanese curry rice from scratch and if I was successful, I would post it and inform them.

Sorry ladies that it has taken so long for me to try it out. But as the saying goes -"better late than never" right?

I tried making it using the roux method and it did work and Pat liked it, so it must be a success then!

(For roux)
50 gms butter
2 tbsp plain flour
chicken or beef stock
Meat curry powder

1 onion (sliced)
button mushrooms (sliced)
beef or chicken (sliced or cubed - your preference)
Boil beef before hand to tenderize it
Carrot - big cubes
potatoes - big cubes
Fukushinsuke (pickles to go with Japanese curry)

1. Melt butter in saucepan, add sliced onions.Fry till translucent.
2. Using a wire whisk, stir the butter-flour mixture until it bubbles. This is called a roux.
3.Cook and stir the roux for 1-2 minutes. This gets rid of the raw flour taste and allows the starch granules in the flour to accept the liquid.
4. Add in your desired amount of curry powder and stir until well mixed.
5. Add in your stock and whisk well.
6. Add in your potatoes, carrots and beef and simmer till beef is tender. Lastly if you are using mushrooms, add in the mushrooms.
7. If the curry gets a bit thick, add in a bit more stock or water or even milk.
8. Serve with Japanese rice and fukushinsuke on the side.


Baking Fiend said...

wow. looks good. i always wanted to try cooking jap curry from scratch too, but never got to it. thanks for sharing this!

tina said...

My pleasure. Happy trying!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Tina, how you doin'?
Hows the weather like there?
We have a -26'c temp today, quite chilly, lots of snow too.
Love your this curry rice.
Mind I copy the pic, bila naik angin will post this and credit you.

Love this curry rice of yours.
Can come for dinner? Ha ha.
Have a nice day. Senang datang, Lee.

tina said...

Hi Lee, thanks for stopping by at my blog. Weather's not too bad, but as I mentioned in my next blog, it has been raining everyday, so dark and dreary, can't wait for Spring! On average, we are about between 7 - 10 deg C, dayatime temp.
You are most welcome to copy any of my pictures, even my buah keluak and babi pongteh which you asked about in the past! hehe
Any time you are in London, please do come by for dinner. You are most welcome and I make you your iced coffee and kuih bingkar for dessert!

Have a great week!