Homemade Japanese Curry Rice (Kare Raisu)
Japanese curry (or kare, as it’s called in Japan) is one of the nation’s most popular convenience and comfort foods. Most renditions come straight from a package, but by making it from scratch at home, you can get better, fresher, and bolder spice flavors throughout. This recipe captures a classic Japanese curry, complete with juicy pieces of chicken, tender nubbins of carrot, sweet peas, and silky chunks of potato, but it’s seasoned with a homemade spice blend that’s way better than what comes out of a tin. Feel free to adjust the spices to suit your own tastes—that’s half the fun.