Rice Pandas Invade Curry
Gammy Dodger stashed this in Things that should get eaten
The recipe for rice pandas (panda onigiri) is here: http://4abe.blogspot.com/2012/05/panda-rice-balls.html
And here's a recipe for the Japanese curry: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2010/06/how-to-make-japanese-curry-rice-from-scratch-recipe.html
Ingredients For the roux3 tablespoons butter1/4 cup flour2 tablespoons garam masala (or curry powder)1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (add less if you want it mild or more if you want it spicy)Fresh ground black pepper1 tablespoons ketchup (or tomato paste)1 tablespoons tonkatsu sauce (or Worcestershire sauce)For the curry2 teaspoon oil2 large onions sliced thin2 pounds chicken thighs cleaned and cut into chunks (you could also use beef, shrimp, or tofu)2 carrots cut into chunks4 cups water2 large yukon gold potatoes cut into large chunks1 small apple peeled cored and pureed (I use a Microplane)2 teaspoons kosher salt (use less if you use regular salt)1 teaspoon garam masala1/2 cup peas
and another, with some facts I didn't know: http://en.rocketnews24.com/2013/04/26/take-it-from-a-native-recipe-for-delicious-japanese-curry-as-found-at-coco-ichiban/
Developed in India and then passed down through the hands of the British, curry has found a happy home with the Japanese and their cuisine. So much so that it’s known as one of Japan’s top three universally adored foods! Curry is served in schools, in homes, and in restaurants nationwide. There’s likely not a dining table in all of Japan that has never seen a plate of spicy rue pass across its surface. Japanese curry, filled with bits of meat and vegetables in sweet and spicy sauce and ladled over piping hot rice, is just superb! It’s the perfect comfort food, loved by kids and adults alike.