This is an easy egg curry recipe that can be made in under 15 minutes! For me a simple and easy egg curry is a fast “go to” comfort food. I remember my mother used to make us egg curry when I was growing up. Over the years I’ve continued to eat this – and am delighted to say that it’s one of the easiest meals to put together on a whim! It’s also a great way to use up eggs.
In true Food Cheats’ style, this plate of steamy goodness is put together in the fastest and cleanest way possible!
- ½ mug of dry rice per person, I always use white rice, but you can use any rice.
- 2 boiled eggs per person
- 1-2 teaspoons of instant curry sauce granules per person. There are several brands, from Bisto Chip Shop Curry Sauce to Asda’s own brand Curry Sauce granules.
I use the microwave a lot. It produces easy meals for 1-2 people, with the minimum of steam, mess and washing up. So it’s no surprise that this is almost entirely a microwave meal! It’s a great microwave meal for one, which can easily be scaled up for a small group.
- Cook the rice – I cook mine in my microwave, which takes 10-12 minutes. Strain and place on the plate.
- Cut the boiled eggs into halves and place on the rice. The eggs are usually cold, but if you’ve just made them then it doesn’t matter if they’re hot. I use a microwave egg boiler to make my eggs.
- Boil the kettle and spoon 1-2 teaspoons of instant curry sauce into a mug or small pot. Add boiling water until the curry sauce is the right consistency. Pour the curry sauce over the eggs/rice.
Or Serve with Vegetable Rice
Sometimes I make this with plain white rice, but sometimes I serve it with a simple vegetable rice that’s really no extra effort: Simple Vegetable Rice.
Live Below the Line Recipe
Not only is egg curry fast and warming, it’s also a great “Live Below the Line” meal too as it’s frugal.
Rice is cheap – I use basmati rice (that’s a little bit posh in my world), I like the texture of basmati rice and typically pay £1.30/Kg for it. However, cheap/basics white rice costs just £0.50/Kg. I’ve not actually weighed half a mug of rice, I’ll do that next time. Some typical, frugal, costings of this dish might be:
- Rice £0.10
- 2 Eggs £0.20
- Instant Curry Sauce Granules £0.05
Total cost is likely to be 35p! It can be done cheaper and I’ve guesstimated some of these costs, erring on the higher side