Kare Raisu (Japanese Curry Rice with Chicken)

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated November/December 2023

Vegetables and protein simmered in a fragrant box-mix stew, kare raisu has long been Japan's comfort food on the fly. Nowadays, from-scratch versions are too.

SERVES 4

TIME 1 hour

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Kare raisu, or curry rice, is Japan's go-to comfort food: a bowl filled with fragrant spiced stew (the curry) on one side and a mound of steamed rice on the other. Cooks typically make the curry by adding a commercial curry-roux “brick” (ro...

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