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Japanese Beef Curry Rice: Inspired by Haikyu!!

Inspired by Haikyu!!, I'm making Japanese Beef Curry Rice. I'm so excited to be finally sharing with you one of my go to recipes from this winter. The curry is really easy to make and is super comforting. Filled with veggies and soft beef chuck, served with fresh rice, the curry is so flavourful that you will certainly keep going back for more!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 6


For the Curry

  • 800 g Beef chuck chopped into 1-2
  • Salt & pepper
  • 2 cups dashi
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 3 large cloves of garlic mined (about 3 Tbsp)
  • 1 Tbsp ginger minced
  • Neutral flavoured oil
  • 1 spanish onion diced
  • 6 japanese sweet potatoes diced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • Japanese curry roux - Recipe below
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • ½ Tbsp milk I use soy
  • Fresh Japanese rice

For the Curry Roux

  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 Tbsp GF all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp curry powder I use japanese curry powder
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 ½ tsp chili powder optional


Instructions for the Curry

  • In a medium/large pot over medium heat, coat the bottom of the pot with oil (a few Tbsps). Brown the meat on all sides, do not cook through.
  • Remove meat from heat and caramelize the onion, add more oil if needed to unstick. Once browned, mix in the ginger and garlic for a minute until aromatic.
  • Add carrots and potatoes and saute for a few minutes then add the beef back into the pot.
  • Cover with broth (you don't want meat or veggies above the water-line) and bring it to a boil. Skim off the fat, cover and let simmer on low for about 30-40 minutes, or until the potatoes are done.
  • Stir in the curry roux until dissolved and add the milk and honey.
  • The curry should be thick and lush. Serve with fresh rice
  • Enjoy!

Instructions for the Curry Roux

  • In a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat.
  • Stir in the flour and cook until lightly browned, about 10-15 minutes
  • Add in the spices and stir for about a minute until well combined.
  • The roux should be thick and ready to be use in your curry.
Keyword Anime, Comfort Food, Easy