Homemade vegetarian Japanese curry rice

I have now been on a mostly plant-based diet for roughly 6 weeks now. One key meal that helps me transition to this healthier diet is Japanese curry rice. Being mixed Japanese, I have to have this meal at least 3-4 times a week, seriously. Normally every two weeks I make a big pot of curry rice and then freeze up the remainder. It makes for a good post workout meal due to the large amount of protein added to my meal.

Preparation

Making the meal is actually quite easy if you are a vegetarian. Just switch the meat with tofu and add more potatoes. Below is my concoction for today. I added potatoes, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and tofu to this meal. With some of my dishes, I will add some vegan meat as well. The seasonings I tend to use are just black pepper, garlic powder and curry powder. I will simmer this mixture about 30 minutes.

All the ingredients have been added to my vegetable curry

All the ingredients have been added to my vegetable curry

S&B Golden curry blocks are the mainstay of all Japanese curry rice dishes. Luckily, most Japanese curry blocks do not contain any meat. I would call them vegetarian but I am not entirely sure if they are vegan. It does contain oil. I add the curry block at the end of the simmering phase.

Japanese Golden curry block with no meat

Japanese Golden curry block with no meat

Finished dish

As I mentioned, this dish is relatively easy to make. I highly recommend a deeper pan but since I am using an induction stove, I felt it better to use a more shallow pan to speed up the cooking.

Finished 30 minutes simmering

Finished 30 minutes simmering

Add to sticky rice and barley

My curry rice tends to be different in that I use a sticky rice and barley mixture instead of white rice. Barley has lots of protein for me which is why I use it a lot in my curries.

Homemade vegetarian Japanese curry with a sticky rice and barley mixture

Homemade vegetarian Japanese curry with a sticky rice and barley mixture

Close up to my vegetarian dish

Close up to my vegetarian dish

Leftovers

My leftovers are always frozen. My main purpose of this dish is for my post-workout meals. I expect to get most of my protein from this dish at lunch. I also add frozen peas to each post workout meal when I heat it up.

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