Dry Curry (Rice Gratin or Doria Style)

Dry Curry (Rice Gratin or Doria Style)

Once you take a bite, you won't be able to stop eating. My whole family loves this dry curry. For a finishing touch, sprinkle with cheese and brown in the toaster oven.

Ingredients: Serves 3

Mixed ground beef and pork
250 g
1 small
1 clove
Bay leaf
Olive oil
1 tablespoon
★ Water
★ Soup stock granules
1 teaspoon
★ Curry powder
2 teaspoons
★ Salt
2 pinches
1 tablespoon
Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon
Plain cooked rice
Amount made from 1.5~2 Rice cooker cups of raw rice (270~360g)
Pizza cheese
1/2 cup


1. Mince the onion and carrot.
2. Mix the ★ ingredients together and set aside. In a separate bowl, mix the ♢ ingredients.
3. Heat oil in a pan. Add a crushed garlic and bay leaf, and cook until aromatic. Add the minced vegetables from step 1 and continue to cook.
4. When the onions are transparent, add the meat and cook until it changes colour. Break it up into small pieces as you cook.
5. Add the ★ seasonings and bring the pan to a simmer for about 5 minutes. Add the ♢ seasonings and continue to simmer.
6. After about 10 minutes, when the liquid has evaporated, it's finished. Serve as is, or over rice for a delicious meal. Here I am going to make it into a doria.
7. On a bed of rice in a gratin (or other heat resistant) plate, layer the dry curry, and top with the pizza cheese.
8. The picture in the last step shows a doria made with 2 rice cooker cups of rice.
9. Put the dish in a toaster oven for 5-10 minutes. When the top has browned, it's done. Serve piping hot.
10. Serve into individual portions and dig in!!
11. You can also layer the doria ingredients into individual servings and toast them.

Story Behind this Recipe

The dry curry served at school lunches is so good that my kids constantly badgered me to make it at home. I decided to make a cheesy rice gratin (doria) version.