The Calories in Japanese Rice Curry

The base of Japanese curry rice is a mixture of butter, flour and curry spices simmered in a stew of meat, onions, carrots and potatoes until thickened. Meat choices can include chicken, beef, pork or seafood.

A man and woman enjoy a plate of Japanese Rice Curry. (Image: Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)


A typical recipe for Japanese curry rice has a serving size of 16 oz., accounting for 8 oz. of the Japanese curry stew served over 8 oz. of steamed Japanese-style rice. Japanese curry rice made with lean ground beef contains about 520 calories per serving.

Fat, Protein and Fiber

One serving of Japanese curry rice with beef has 20 g of fat, which represents 180 calories and 32 percent of the recommended daily value for fat. The meal also comprises 8 g of saturated fat, 8 g of fiber and about 25 g of protein.


An 8-oz. serving of vegetarian Japanese curry rice contains 370 calories. Served with chicken, the dish contains 490 calories, while adding shrimp results in 450 calories. Optional flavorings such as garlic, ginger, salt and pepper add a trivial amount of calories.

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