Japanese Curry-Roux Bricks

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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 Makes 2 (4-ounce) curry-roux bricks

TIME 25 minutes, plus 30 minutes chilling

Japanese Curry-Roux Bricks

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Our curry-roux bricks produce a lighter, more curry-forward kare raisu than their commercial counterparts in part because we cook our roux to a pale golden brown. We whisked our Japanese-style curry powder together from ground spices to ski...

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