Curry Rice Cravings: A Korean Recipe to Satisfy Your Soul

This is Nazia from Food And Meal, back to share another one of my favorite comfort food obsessions – curry rice! I’ve been craving this saucy, flavorful dish nonstop lately. There’s just something about the aromatic curry sauce coating fluffy rice that brings me instant satisfaction.

I first tried curry rice at a fantastic Indian restaurant near my work. The complex flavors of the curry, with notes of cumin, coriander and cinnamon, had me practically licking my plate clean! I knew I needed to learn how to make an easier weeknight version at home.

After finding a simple recipe online, I experimented with adding different vegetables, spices and proteins until I landed on my perfect combo. I love using sweet potatoes, chickpeas and chicken to round out the dish. The sweet and spicy curry sauce soaks right into the rice, infusing it with its rich aroma. It’s the ultimate hug in a bowl!

This curry rice has become one of my go-to meals when I’m craving something warm, filling and budget friendly. It comes together quickly and keeps me satisfied for hours. I can also prep a big batch of the curry sauce on the weekend to use during busy work nights.

I hope my easy homemade curry rice recipe inspires you to get cooking this flavorful favorite. The aromatic spices are sure to give your kitchen a mouthwatering makeover! Just be warned – the tantalizing smells might have your family begging for second helpings.

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Warm up your day with a bowl of korean curry rice – the ultimate comfort food.

Curry Rice Recipe

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Step into a world of aromatic spices and rich flavors with our Korean Curry Rice recipe. Subscribe to our blog to unlock more culinary adventures and share this delightful dish with fellow foodies.
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Course: Main dishes, Rice
Cuisine: Korea
CookingStyle: Braising
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 30kcal
Author: Nazia Cooks
Cost: $40
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1 deep skillet
Electric Cooker You can prepare this dish using an electric cooker if you're short on time.
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Dutch oven If you want your stew to be more tender, you can use a Dutch Oven and cook it over medium or low heat.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 8 ounces beef, cut into large dice
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into large dice
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into large dice
  • 2 sweet onions, chopped
  • 3 ounces curry sauce mix (this comes in small blocks)
  • Cooked rice, for serving
  • Fried eggs, for serving (optional)


  • Heat the vegetable oil in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef and stir-fry for 3 to 4 minutes, adding a dash of salt and pepper.
  • Add the potatoes, carrot, and onions and stir-fry until the vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
  • Add 3 cups of water to the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes.
  • Stir in the curry sauce mix and simmer gently for another 5 minutes. The sauce will continue to thicken even after you remove it from heat.
  • Serve hot, over rice, topped with a fried egg, if desired.


SUBSTITUTION TIP: For a vegetarian version, add shiitake mushrooms and vegetable broth instead of the meat and water.
COOKING TIP: You can add a lot of vegetables to this for a more flavorful mix. Try sweet corn, zucchini, and bell peppers.
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Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 30kcal | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.02g
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Alternative Method: Pressure Cooker Korean Curry Rice

In crafting Pressure Cooker Korean Curry Rice, start by sautéing onions and garlic in vegetable oil until fragrant. Introduce Korean curry powder, allowing it to release flavors. Cook the chosen protein until browned. Meanwhile, rinse and drain rice. Combine rice with curry mixture, adding diced carrots, potatoes, and red bell peppers. Pour in broth, season, and pressure cook for 5 minutes. Allow natural release for 10 minutes. Serve hot, optionally garnished with cilantro leaves. This flavorful dish brings together diverse ingredients effortlessly in the pressure cooker for a quick and delicious meal.

Serving Suggestions

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A sprinkle of freshness: cilantro adds that extra touch to your curry rice

Elevate your dining experience with Curry Rice Cravings by exploring an array of delightful serving suggestions. Pair the aromatic and flavorful curry with the exotic Thai Chicken Pad Thai, introducing a fusion of spices and textures that will tantalize your taste buds. For a refreshing contrast, consider the Cold Ramen dish, Hiyashi Chuka, with its vibrant toppings.

Indulge in a comforting combination by serving your Curry Rice alongside the rich and savory Butter and Cheese Shio Ramen, creating a symphony of flavors. For a crisp and refreshing touch, add a side of Radicchio and Parmesan Salad to balance the robust curry with freshness. Explore an interactive dining experience with Tsukemen, dipping noodles into a savory sauce.

For those craving a seafood twist, Salmon Cucumber Tartare Bites offer a delightful addition to your Curry Rice feast. Integrate the sweet and tangy notes of Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Bowls for a well-rounded and satisfying meal. Conclude your culinary journey on a sweet note by serving Thai Mango Sticky Rice, providing the perfect balance of sweetness to complement the savory curry. These diverse and tempting serving suggestions aim to enhance the flavors and create a memorable dining experience with Curry Rice Cravings.

Cooking Tips

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Short on time? Try our pressure cooker korean curry rice method for a quick and tasty meal.

As someone who regularly battles intense curry rice cravings, I’ve picked up plenty of handy tips for making this soul-warming dish at home. There’s just something so nostalgic and craveable about that aromatic, spice-infused rice topped with a rich, savory curry. It instantly transports me back to my childhood, when my mom would lovingly prepare her signature curry rice after a long day at school.

When my curry rice pangs strike, I’ve learned that half the battle is gathering the right ingredients. Make sure to have your spice cabinet well-stocked with curry powder, garam masala, cumin and turmeric. And don’t skimp on ingredients like onions, garlic, ginger and tomatoes – they add so much flavor! I also like to mix in vegetables like potatoes, carrots and peas for some added nutrition and heartiness.

As for the cooking process, patience and love are key. Let the onions and spices sauté slowly so all the flavors meld together. Then gently simmer the curry sauce to let the spices permeate and bloom. And be sure to fluff up the rice after cooking so each grain is perfectly separated and ready to soak up that luscious sauce.

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FAQs of Korean Curry Rice

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  • Can I make Korean Curry Rice in advance for meal prep? Absolutely! Korean Curry Rice reheats well and can be made in advance for convenient weekday lunches or dinners.
  • How long can I store leftover Curry Rice? Store any leftover Curry Rice in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • Can I freeze Korean Curry Rice for later use? Freezing is possible, but the texture of the rice may change slightly upon thawing. It’s best enjoyed fresh, but freezing can be an option if needed.
  • Is Korean curry powder the same as other curry powders? Korean curry powder has a unique flavor profile, slightly different from other curry powders. It’s worth seeking out for an authentic taste.
  • Can I make this dish vegetarian or vegan?  Absolutely! Substitute the protein with tofu or an array of colorful vegetables for a delicious vegetarian or vegan version of Korean Curry Rice.


I hope this post has inspired you to get creative in the kitchen and try out some new flavors with curry rice. This versatile dish truly allows you to make it your own by experimenting with different curry pastes, proteins, vegetables and spices.

As you try new curry rice recipes, let the team at Food And Meal know how it goes! We always love seeing the unique flavor combinations our readers come up with. Share photos of your curry rice bowls with us on social media using #foodandmeal so we can all get some dinner inspiration.

Hi! I'm Nazia of ‘Nazia Cooks’, a self-taught baker and cook residing in Chennai. Rooted in the rich South Indian culinary landscape, my palate has expanded to embrace global flavors. I revel in crafting fusion dishes, melding traditions to birth unique tastes.
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