Amount made from 1.5~2 Rice cooker cups of raw rice (270~360g)
Mince the onion and carrot.
Mix the ★ ingredients together and set aside. In a separate bowl, mix the ♢ ingredients.
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.
When the onions are transparent, add the meat and cook until it changes colour. Break it up into small pieces as you cook.
Add the ★ seasonings and bring the pan to a simmer for about 5 minutes. Add the ♢ seasonings and continue to simmer.
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.
On a bed of rice in a gratin (or other heat resistant) plate, layer the dry curry, and top with the pizza cheese.
The picture in the last step shows a doria made with 2 rice cooker cups of rice.
Put the dish in a toaster oven for 5-10 minutes. When the top has browned, it's done. Serve piping hot.
Serve into individual portions and dig in!!
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.
You can either make 1 large family-style doria or individual portions. Try garnishing with parsley or green peas for a cute and colorful finish. The liquid in the pan will evaporate quickly if you use a large pan.