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Korean Curry Rice

by Yejiskitchenstories

Korean curry rice is a simple yet tasty one-pot meal! It’s so flavorful and can be made with chicken, pork, or beef and your choice of veggies!

What is Korean Curry?

Korean curry is a fusion of Indian and Japanese curries. It’s made from an instant roux, usually in blocks or powder form. It is a little spicier than Japanese curries and usually has bite-size chunks of carrots, potatoes, and protein of choice.

Korean curry is a childhood meal for me โ€”it’s warm, slightly spicy, very comforting, and usually served over white rice. This is such an easy but delicious one-pot recipe that I find making this on repeat at least 3x a month. Now I see why my mom made it so often!

What you’ll need to make Korean Curry Rice:

  • Onion: add a subtle sweetness to the curry.
  • Carrots: a staple vegetable along with potatoes for Korean curries.
  • Potatoes
  • Butter: is used when cooking vegetables. Plus a little butter always makes any dish taste better ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Vegetable/Beef Stock: if you don’t have any stock on hand, you can use water too. However, I find that the flavors are deeper when you use a stock.
  • White Rice: to serve the curry over.
  • Optional Proteins: Beef, Chicken, Pork, or Tofu

How to make Korean Curry Rice:

This is the easiest and tastiest one-pot meal ever! You’ll find yourself making this on repeat because it’s so simple and good!

  1. Make your white rice. Cook white rice or your choice of rice.
  2. Saute the vegetables in butter on medium heat.
  3. Add the stock and instant curry roux cubes.
  4. Simmer on low heat until it thickens. Serve the curry over fresh rice and enjoy!

Watch how to make Korean Curry Rice


๐Ÿ› Korean Curry Rice – recipe ๐Ÿ”— in bio! This is a childhood meal for meโ€” I ate this so often after school or for sunday lunches at church (IYKYK๐Ÿคฃ). Korean Curry Rice is so simple yet so comforting. You can make it with tons of veggies and your protein of choice. Beef is my go-to choice or with just veggies is great too! This one-pot meal literally takes 10-15 minutes to cook, no wonder my mom made it so often๐Ÿ˜… #curry #koreanfood #easyrecipe #foodtiktok #dinnerideas #lunch #homemade #koreancurry

โ™ฌ original sound – Hollyhunter101

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Korean Curry Rice

Serves: 6-8 servings Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 2 voted )


  • 2 cups onion, diced
  • 2 cups yukon potatoes, diced
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 2 cups vegetable/beef stock
  • ยฝ a box of Korean curry mix, S&B Golden Curry and Ottogi are my favorite brands



  1. Prepare your vegetables by dicing them into large pieces (1-inch pieces). Avoid dicing them too small, as they can break apart during the cooking process.
  2. In a pot, heat your butter and saute the diced onion, carrot, and potato until fragrant and the onion is translucent. *If adding a protein, it can be added in this step.ย 
  3. Add the vegetable/beef stock and curry mix to the pot and stir thoroughly to break up the curry roux.
  4. Simmer the curry on low-medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are fully cooked and the curry has thickened to a stew-like texture.
  5. Serve the curry over white rice and enjoy!
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