American rapper Ja Rule recently revealed his favorite meal while he was incarcerated on tax fraud charges.
Chatting with TMZ, Chef Boyard-Rule explains how his upcoming cook book rumor started and shared his prison curry chicken recipe.
After a recent interview on Sirius XM’s Food Talk, rumors surfaced claiming the Rule was releasing a cookbook.
However, The Inc emcee revealed that the cookbook idea was merely a joke between himself, the host of Food Talk (Geoffrey Zakarian), and the shows two guests, Guy Fieri and Bobby Flay.
While Ja Rule may not be releasing a cookbook anytime soon, he did share the recipe to curry chicken, one of his microwaveable favorites while in prison.
“My favorite dish I used to make while I was locked up was curry chicken,” the rapper said.
“Perdue makes these chickens in a bag. Like chicken strips, different flavors and stuff. So, my wife used to buy ‘em for me. I get ‘em. And then on commissary, you’re allowed to buy curry powder, coconut milk. You get onions. You can buy all of these things on commissary. So, now you take the chicken. You put it in the microwave for a little while. You warm it up. Get it nice and warm. Then you cut the onions up; put the onions in, sauté ‘em a little bit. Then you put the curry powder in with a little bit of hot sauce…Then you put that in. You let that sauté a little bit. Then you take it out. You put in the coconut milk. One cup of coconut milk mixed with a tablespoon of tomato paste. You stir it around, put it back in, let it cook. Over rice, curry chicken.”
Upon being released from New York’s Ray Brook Federal Prison in May, Ja Rule had served close to two years in prison. The rapper was initially sentenced to two years, but was hit with an additional 28 months due to tax evasion charges.
Fortunately, his tax evasion sentence was served along with his gun possession sentence.
Watch the interview with Ja Rule below.