I like cooking but usually I'm pretty lazy about it. Back in the beginning of college my friend Naomi showed my roommates and I how to make a really simple Japanese curry. It's so easy and chances are if you have some vegetables and rice in the house you can make it.

Most importantly you need a box of curry sauce bricks - we got these at a small asian grocery mart in chinatown. The instructions are usually on the back of the box, though at this point I've made it so many times I kind of guess it all as I go along. This time we used potatoes, red peppers, onions, and carrots.

First you cut up all your vegetables and cook them in a skillet until the onions begin to brown and soften. This should take about 8-10 minutes.

After everything seems cooked, add the potatoes (which you have been boiling on the side in another pot). After that, add 3-4 cups of water and let simmer. Yes, this looks kind of weird, but this is how it works. Do this for about 5-10 minutes.

Here comes the fun part! Pop out the curry bricks from the container and break them up! Then put all the cubes into the pan and begin to stir.

It will takes a few minutes for them to break up and dissolve. Continue stirring for a few minutes and allow the curry to thicken. If it starts to get too thick just add a little more water. And there you go! Serve with rice and eat until you are very full.