Tastes Great Recipe: Curry Rice with Peas

Tastes Great Recipe: Curry Rice with Peas - Future Expat

One of my favorite spices has always been curry. Not the hot spicy curry you get with Thai or Indian dishes, but the sweet yellow curry sold in American grocery stores.

Tastes Great Recipe: Curry Rice with Peas - Future Expat

So when I discovered a recipe for curry rice, I knew it was something I would like.

I don’t make a lot of rice even though I do like it. Rice is so healthy compared to other starches that get served alongside main dishes – potatoes or pasta. I wish I could say I eat a lot of rice, but I don’t. When I do make rice, it’s often this recipe.


Tastes Great Recipe: Curry Rice with Peas - Future Expat

The last time I made it, I decided to make it even healthier and give it a bit of Caribbean style by adding peas. Feel free to leave out the peas if you don’t like them.

Tastes Great Recipe: Curry Rice with Peas - Future Expat


  • 2 tablespoons onions, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons curry
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup frozen peas


  1. Using a small pot, heat the pan to medium-high and then add oil.
  2. Add the onions and cook until soft.
  3. Add the curry and and rice and cook for 1-2 minute, stirring a few times.
  4. Add salt and chicken broth and let come to a boil over high heat.  As soon as it boils, turn heat all the way down to simmer or low, cover, and cook for approximately 15 minutes. Keep the lid on and try to avoid to peeking too many times.
  5. Remove the lid to add the peas and stir, and then cook for an additional 5 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed.
  6. Remove from heat and let sit of 5-10 minute.

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9 Responses

  1. Julia says:

    Leave out the peas! what a terrible suggestion. I will have to try to get some of your sweet yellow curry, a bit difficult here in UK. I tried the recipe but with nice hot indian curry, mmmmm

  2. Catherine says:

    Dear Karen, I happen to love adding peas to my rice. I make my rice like this as well. It is so simple and delicious. Blessings dear, Catherine

  3. Karen says:

    I enjoy rice prepared in any fashion, this was no exception. Since curry and peas are two of my other favourite things, there was really no going wrong here! Thank you for a great recipe, much enjoyed for Consideration Tag Game

  4. Michele Collett says:

    This was delicious, easy and will be made again. I served it with a caribbean chicken dish

  5. Susie D says:

    Easy and delicious!The curry flavor is well used without being overpowering. I also liked that the onion is chopped small. I served this with baked chicken drumsticks and a green salad. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  6. Nancy says:

    Made your delicious curried rice tonight to go with a pork tenderloin and we thoroughly enjoyed this dish. I loved the addition of the peas. Made just as directed. Nancy : )

  7. Elaine says:

    What kind of rice is used here please ? I’m used to 5 min rice lol

    • Karen Goodman says:

      I never use instant rice, but you could. Just adjust the rice cooking instructions and keep everything else the same. How did it come out with 5 min rice?

      • Elaine says:

        Amazing … I added the rice with the broth and it was fantastic .. with a busy family the minute rice works great .. thank you 🙂

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