Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Curry rice beef thingie for lazy buggers

Waltz through supermarket, check out the fruit and veg section.
Find one of those over-priced dinky little bags of stir fry vegies close to its use-by date marked down to a reasonable price.
Do the same with meat; if you can't find any cheap meat go forth and find a farm...
No, just find a wholesale butcher and get some cheap cuts of meat.
Go and flog about a cup of rice from someone's backyard or, better yet, buy a small bag of the stuff down at your local.
Tap water....from the tap.
Failing that find a fast running stream with no dead floatie fish.
No, not the one where I beat my clothes clean each Monday morning.
Lasso a rare curry creature in the spice aisle, along with it's paddock partners Garam Masala, Mixed Herbs, Garlic and Dijion Mustard.
Into a saucepan of boiling water - you make it boil by adding heat to bottom of saucepan - chuck in finely diced meat, stir fry vegies, rice and spices with garlic topped with chicken stock.
Tinker with levels and spice it up to own taste.
Turn down heat - that would be the flame under the pot, not the spice - let simmer with regular stirring (Barnaby Joyce is available as honourary pot stirrer, his dance card is rather light on of late) and let thicken.
Of course, vegetarians can substitute meat for mushies or chickpeas or both, with vegetarian stock being used.
It's cheap, it's healthy (so long as you don't use the floating fish river water) and it'll stick to your ribs and warm you up when you get home from work on these chilly evenings as it takes about 30 - 45 mins to cook.


  1. Yumm yumm, call me a lazy bugger then, I am gunna cook this one. I have all of those ingredients..love the garam masala :)

  2. (Hand up)Another lazy bugger here, as well...

  3. I like those kinda dishes, one pot so to speak. I love Autumn and winter as I use my crockpot a lot during this time. This could be adapted to that as well. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Rice from someone's backyard Jayne? Not possible, we don't get nearly enough rain to be able to produce rice. It has to be the supermarket stuff, and doesn't that cost an arm and a leg? Unless you get the generic brand....
    Do you like your curries hot? I can post you a recipe, here in the comments if you like, that I've had for years now and don't make anymore because the quantity feeds a large party. It's hot enough to break a sweat on your face within a couple of spoonfuls. It's fiddly to make though, with its bit of this, bit of that list of ingredients.


    1 ½ cups brown rice 2 tsp curry powder
    2 cups frozen peas
    2 tsp garam masala
    30g butter
    1 tsp tumeric
    700g diced lamb
    1/2 tsp ground cardamom
    1 sliced onion
    1/2 tsp chilli powder
    3 cloves garlic crushed
    1 tbs tomato paste
    1tsp grated ginger
    1 tbs lemon juice
    2tbs coriander leaves
    410g can diced tomatoes

    Cook the rice. Cook the peas.
    Melt butter in a large wok or pan. Stir in onion, garlic, ginger.
    Cook until soft.
    Add lamb, stir until browned.
    Add dry spices,stir until lamb is well coated.
    Add tomatoes, tomato paste, lemon juice.
    Stir in rice and peas.
    Reduce heat, simmer for 15-20 minutes.
    Add coriander, stir and serve.
    Works equally well with beef or chicken.

  6. Here's an even lazier way to make a curry.

    1. Pick up phone.
    2. Dial local Indian takeaway.
    3. Order curry of choice.
    4. Sit back and wait.

  7. It was the lazy buggers title that drew me right in ;)
    Great recipe, thank you :)


  8. LOL
    Thanks for your comments, and the recipe, River.
    Nice to know we're all like-minded lol.

  9. I like Brian's method. So much easier and no clean up required.