Easy Egg Curry Recipe

Simple Egg Curry Vegetable Rice Recipe

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.


  1. Cook the rice – I cook mine in my microwave, which takes 10-12 minutes. Strain and place on the plate.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.Easy Egg Curry

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