Lola’s Kitchen: Curry Rice Recipe

Posted January 20, 2017 by Lola in Lola's Kitchen / 22 Comments

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This dish is a bit of a combination between curry and fried rice and it has quickly become one of my favorite dishes to make. It’s not too difficult or take too long to make and it tastes really good. It’s a rice dish filled with curry flavors and veggies.
This recipe is loosely based on Gourmandelle her Curry Coconut Thai Rice Recipe.




  • Red Bell Pepper – 2
  • Rice – 2 cups
  • Peas – 1 1/2 cups
  • Onion – 1
  • Coconut Milk – 1 can
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Vegetable Bouillon cubes – 2
  • Curry Powder – 2 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon
  • Masala – 2 teaspoon
  • Cumin – 2 teaspoon
  • Mustard seed Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Curry madras – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Ginger powder – 1/2 teaspoon

You can replace the peas also with some edammae beans, corn and lentils.


  1. First slice and dice the onion and red bell pepper. In a wok heat some olive oil and bake the onion until translucent. Then add the red bell pepper and bake for another 5 minutes.
  2. Now add the coconut milk, the bouillon cubes, the water and the other spices to the wok. Stir well and let it gently cook.
  3. In the meantime start boiling the rice for about 10 minutes. Once the rice still has too cook for about 5 minutes, add the peas to the wok and stir.
  4. Drain the rice when it’s done and add it to the wok with sauce and veggies. Stir well and let it soak up the sauce for a few minutes.
  5. Now you can eat your curry rice.




Variation Tips

  • Curry Rice with corn. Only add one red bell pepper and add a cup of corn to the dish instead. I once forgot to buy 2 red bell peppers and found out it tastes great with corn too.
  • Vary with veggies. While I like to add red bell pepper and peas, you can add any veggie you like. Think green beans, mushrooms, lentils, tomatoes etc.
  • Spicy Curry Rice.Add a bit of a hot pepper or cayenne pepper powder to the dish to make it more spicy. A bit of sambal works too.

What’s your favorite dish involving rice?

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22 responses to “Lola’s Kitchen: Curry Rice Recipe

  1. Yay! Rice! This is one of my favorite recipes of yours Lola. I love rice. It’s so versatile. You can eat it plain or add pretty much anything to it. My favorite, since my family is from Spain πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ Is the paella πŸ₯˜ ! I’ll be sharing the recipe in February. Thanks for sharing yours Lola! 😊
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    • I used to dislike rice, but nowadays I like it too. You can do so many different things with it. Although fried rice or this curry rice are probably my favorite recipes. I like paella, but never have dared to attempt to make it myself. I’ll am looking forward to your recipe!

    • I just love how with this recipe I got to combine two favorites of mine: fried rice and curry. And the blend of flavors works so well :). Please let me know how it turns out if you give it a try!

  2. Looks tasty! I’ve always stayed away from curry, though. I’m afraid it’s just too spicy for me. However, my favorite rice dish would be yellow rice and black beans–usually made with Vigo’s yellow rice, which isn’t too hot, but very tasty!

    • It really depends on the curry how spicy it is. I dislike spicyness as well, so all my curries are very mild on the spicy scale. Unless the curry powder you have there is much spicier, this is a mild curry. It does have a good curry taste, but isn’t spicy at all.

      Things like coconut milk always dampen the spicy taste as well, so if you’re looking for a non spicy curry look for one for coconut milk and/ or nuts in them as that often means they are less spicy, although many restaurants also post how spicy a dish is. Or if you’re looking for recipes to make yourself, just don’t add any peppers or chili if the recipe calls for that as those often cause the spicy flavor.
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  3. I just tried my 3rd and final curry dish the other day. I had a packet of curry seasoning I got in my Degustabox and made it with chicken and rice. I can say for sure now that I don’t care for curry. Just not my thing. But I love spanish rice or fried rice.
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    • I always make my curries from scratch nowadays so I can add or remove things according to taste. Although I have tried some good curry seasonings prepackaged as well, but not all of them are good. I really like fried rice as well, so I was happy to combine that with curry in this dish :).

    • Thanks! I like adding lots of veggies to my dishes :). We have a good curry powder brand here that I like and often use in curries among other spices.

    • I can be a picky eater as well, although I also like trying out new things. It doesn’t always work out well, but this recipe was a hit. Let me know how it turns out if you give it a try!

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