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natto curry in a shallow curry bowl

Natto Curry

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  • Author: Lisa Kitahara
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Natto curry is rich, creamy, flavourful, slimy and pure comfort. Serve over rice with a drizzle of mayo or avocado. 


  • your choice of curry sauce (see blogpost for options)
  • natto, thawed
  • cooked Japanese short grain rice


  • fukshinzuke (Japanese pickles), for serving
  • kewpie mayo
  • avocado


  1. Make your choice of curry sauce: quick single serving Japanese curry, Coco-ichi style Japanese curry, Vegan Japanese home-style curry
  2. Cook Japanese short grain rice with a rice cooker or donabe. If you have leftover rice, reheat in the microwave.
  3. Thaw natto overnight in the fridge if making curry sauce and rice from scratch or room temperature while reheating the curry and rice.
  4. Pour curry sauce over the rice and top with natto. Garnish with fukushinzuke. Mix it all up and drizzle with a little kewpie mayo. Enjoy!!


  • Prep and cook time is based on using leftovers.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Japanese