Japanese Curry Fried Rice with Chicken Katsu – Delishar

The husband is a big fan of Japanese curry. I mean, who isn’t? That distinctly rich, thick, and mildly spicy curry with a hint of cocoa. Sooooooooooo good, and so simple to make! This dish was inspired by Pepper Lunch. That delicious sizzling Japanese cast iron hot plate meal. My go to is always the curry beef rice with cheese. Darn, my tummy is growling again!

Anyway, with that in mind, I added the Japanese curry roux to my fried rice. Then jazzed it up a little more with more curry powder, and cocoa powder. Yes, cocoa powder. For a richer, deeper flavour, and colour too. Do you know that Japanese curry has cocoa powder added to give you that rich colour? So why not a little more? 🙂

I used a mix of cornflakes and panko for my breading to make it extra crispy. But you can also just all panko to safe some time from crushing the cornflakes. Which I find extremely therapeutic when I’m feeling stressed! Almost like popping bubble wrap. 😀

Check out my other recipes using Japanese Curry: Baked Curry Katsu Don, Japanese Curry Beef Baked Rice.

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Chicken Katsu Process

Curry Fried Rice Process

Japanese Curry Fried Rice with Chicken Katsu

Sharon of Delishar

Japanese Curry Fried Rice

  • 2 cubes of curry roux melted
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 cups cooked rice preferably cooked a day before
  • 3/4 cup frozen mixed vegetable thawed
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil

Chicken Katsu

  • 3 chicken breast butterflied
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

To serve

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup Japanese mayo
  • 1-2 tsp wasabi or to taste

Japanese Curry Fried Rice

  • Heat curry roux in microwave for 40 seconds to melt.

  • Heat pan on medium high, and add 2 tbsp oil.

  • Saute onion until soften, then add garlic, and mixed vegetable.

  • Add rice and use a spatula to break up the clumps.

  • Sprinkle the cocoa powder and curry powder.

  • Add in the curry roux.

  • Mixed until combined.

  • Season with salt and pepper to taste, then remove from heat.

Chicken Katsu

  • Season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.

  • In a plate, mix cornflake and panko together.

  • Dredge chicken in flour, then dip in egg.

  • Coat chicken with panko and cornflake mix.

  • Heat pan on medium high, add oil.

  • When oil is hot, shallow fry chicken until golden on both sides. (about 3 minutes)

Curry Katsu

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Umi Japanese Party Platter – Delishar

There are times when we have get-togethers or kids’ parties and I can’t think of what to put together. By putting together, I mean something quick, easy, and a crowd favourite. Thankfully there are these convenient Umi Japanese premium snacks, made with ingredients such as Alaska pollock. I used it to put together this Japanese party platter with Seaweed Wasabi Mayo dip. These frozen packets of goodies are a lifesaver, I use them in hotpots and oden too.

The Umi crabsticks and Edamame Fish Balls are made with premium Alaska Pollock Fish. The crabsticks are also ready-to-eat once it is thawed, which means one less thing to prep or cook! Shred the crabstick over salad, mix it with some mayo, sear it to serve with pasta, the possibilities are endless! The larger 100cm Chikuwa makes it so much more fun to eat. You can literally see chunks of squid in the Ika Ball. The Yakitori Balls hit the home run with the family. It was made with beautifully seasoned real meat.

Umi products are Halal certified and made in Singapore too! #supportlocal The one thing I really appreciate is the package size. The crabsticks come in 125g and 250g. The Yakitori Ball, Edamame Fish Ball, Ika Ball, and Chikuwa are packed 6 to a package. Perfect size to make for a snack and great if you’d want to make a platter to entertain. Umi products are available at Don Don Donki and major Fairprice outlets. Let me show you how easy it was to put together this platter and dip!

Umi Japanese Party Platter

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 15 minutes

  • Umi Crab Sticks 125gm thawed
  • Umi Yakitori Ball
  • Umi Ika Ball
  • Umi Chikuwa large 10cm
  • Umi Edamame Fish Ball
  • Oil for deep frying


  • 5 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp wasabi or to taste
  • 1 tsp Aonori Seaweed flakes
  • Slice thawed crabstick on the bias and place it on the platter

  • Bring a pot of water to boil.

  • Boil frozen yakitori ball, ika ball, chikuwa, and edamame ball for 10 minutes.

  • Drain on paper towel.

  • Bring oil for deep frying to 170*C.

  • Deep fry boiled items until it starts to turn golden brown.

  • Drain on paper towel to absorb excess oil, then transfer to platter.

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