Recipe of the Week: Chicken and Rice Curry

The following recipe for Chicken and Rice Curry is from The New Butterick Cook Book, by Flora Rose, co-head of the School of Home Economics at Cornell University. It was published in 1924. A professional scan of that 724-page out-of-copyright book is one of the many bonus items included in the latest edition of the waterproof SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick. This 15th Anniversary Edition (2005-2020) USB stick is now available for pre-ordering. The 14th Edition sold out quickly, so order soon.

  • 1 tablespoon butter or butter substitute
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2/3 teaspoon curry-powder
  • 3/4 cup chopped cooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup boiled rice

Prepare a white sauce from the fat, flour and milk. Add seasonings, chicken and rice.


Serve hot in ramekins.

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    1. Wally! I was so sorry to read about your terrible taste-testing experiences with curry. I wonder if this is because of the recipes in which it was used? I make the Chef John recipe above (or a modified variation of it) a couple times a year, and the curry in that one isn’t overwhelming — more of a gentle background flavor. Of course I do also adjust my recipes to taste, and this could be part of that too.

      It’s also true that while our tastebuds have a lot of common ground, these are also unique from person to person. It may also be that curry just doesn’t find a place of agreement with your palette!

      Hope you can find a way to enjoy curry if that’s possible!

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