Pun intended for the title. Was browsing the Japanese supermarket at The Central one day and I decided I just had to cook Japanese Curry Rice for dinner.
These were my loot, among a few other unusual Jap drinks - Vermont Curry cubes with a touch of Apple and Honey, Instant Aged Miso Soup that came with 3 flavours (Tofu, Wakame Seaweed, Fried Tofu Stripes). I bought an extra pack of seaweed as well.
These were the ingredients I used - Chicken, Potatoes, Carrots, Broccoli . You could use any ingredients you like, I suppose. I am usually greedy and generous with ingredients, so I use many ingredients.
I even added Crabsticks, just because my niece and nephew like them. I chopped lots of onions. Next I cook rice in the cooker.
I mixed the potatoes, carrots and broccoli together and steamed them for 5 minutes, so that they would be just about soft later. I marinated the chicken for about an hour with sesame oil, pepper, light soy sauce and seasoning. I stir fried the onions and chicken till it was 80% cooked. Then I poured in the veggies and added water and left it to simmer for a bit. Last I put in the curry cubes (one pack comes in 12 servings). I used the whole pack even though I was preparing for 7 persons! The water with the curry cubes became thicker and thicker. It was such a colourful sight the whole wok of curry.
Here is what my Jap Curry Rice looked like. It was mouth-watering. Jap curry rice is very easy to cook and very child-friendly because it is not spicy, even the Hot version. And whatever ingredients you used (chicken, carrots and potatoes are compulsory, I feel), the curry gravy "hid" the ingredients so well, that you could get kids to eat their lumps of veggies without them knowing/complaining. ;P
I made Instant Miso Soup too. I threw in and mixed the 6 packs of the 3 different types of flavours - Tofu, Wakame Seaweed and Fried Tofu Stripes - into the boiling pot of water. The final touch before serving, I added more seaweed on top of the soup. Yummy!