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Japanese Minced Pork Curry Doria Recipe

You can use any type of minced (ground) meat for this recipe, including chicken, beef, and pork. I’m using minced pork because it’s easy to find at the store and tastes great paired with curry and rice.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword Curry, Pork
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $10


  • 1.1 lbs minced pork
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 0.5 lbs mushrooms sliced
  • ½ carrot cut into small pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups short-grain white rice rice-cooker cup sizes
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 0.33 lbs cheddar cheese or mozzarella
  • 2 tbsp panko

For sauce:

  • ¼ cup flour
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 10 oz milk
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of pepper


  • Cook the rice in your rice cooker or on the stovetop.
  • Preheat the oven to 395 F.
  • In a large pan, heat the vegetable oil and cook the onion and garlic until they become clear and aromatic.
  • Add the minced pork and carrots and cook for 5 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink.
  • Add the mushrooms, ketchup, salt, and curry powder, and continue cooking.
  • If the meat hasn’t eliminated enough liquid, add a splash of water to ensure the meat doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan. Let it simmer away.
  • Grab a medium saucepan and heat the butter until it melts and bubbles. Now add in the flour slowly and mix well. Start pouring the milk and constantly stir until the sauce thickens.
  • Oil your casserole dish and place the rice on the bottom. Then layer on the meat mixture, pour the sauce and then sprinkle with cheese. Sprinkle the panko on the top. This will give the gratin that beautiful golden color.
  • Bake in the oven for 15-25 minutes or until golden brown. If your oven has a broil setting, then use that and broil for 3-4 minutes.


Tip: If you want to make this gratin creamier and softer, I recommend adding 3 or 4 tbsp of ketchup and a splash of red wine when you cook the pork mince. This gives the rice more liquid it can absorb while baking in the oven. Wine is also the perfect cooking alcohol for pork dishes.