Ja Rule Shares Prison Curry Chicken Recipe

Ja Rule says his cookbook idea, inspired by recipes he used while in prison, was a joke.

Earlier in the month, an appearance Queens, New York rapper Ja Rule made on Sirius XM’s Food Talk resulted in a rumor regarding the release of a cookbook from Ja, one that would include various microwave-friendly recipes he utilized while in prison. But in a recent interview with TMZ, 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.

The cookbook rumor reached HarperCollins, the publishers behind Ja Rule’s upcoming memoir, who expressed interest in publishing what was thought to be the rapper’s next book idea.

“I don’t know how this whole cookbook thing got started," Ja Rule said during his TMZ interview. "I was on a cooking show with [Geoffrey] and Guy and Bobby Flay, and all those guys were there. And were joking around, talking about what I ate in prison. And I was telling them, ‘Well, I ate such and such and this and that and the third’…Yeah, we definitely cooked in prison. You definitely get to cook in prison. You get a microwave and you get a toaster oven…The cookbook was a joke that me and Jeff and Guy were making. And then all over the media is, ‘Ja’s doing a cookbook.’ So, I guess I’m doing a cook—you know what’s even funnier, HarperCollins hit me yesterday and said ‘Ja, we would love to do your cookbook.’ 'Cause I’m actually doing a book with them right now. I’m doing my memoirs with HarperCollins.”

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 for the I’m In Love With A Church Girl star, his tax evasion sentence was served along with his gun possession sentence.

In an earlier interview with TMZ, Ja Rule shared the details of his experience in prison, specifically his decision to make his own food.

"I didn't really eat prison food," he said. "I didn't go to the chow hall too much. We usually just cooked in our dorm. That's when we made it, it was pretty decent."

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39 Comments

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  • Anonymous

    Don't know why, but I find myself intrigued by Ja's prison cooking antics! He comes across like a real likeable dude with interesting life experience.

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  • Lucy Tha Ho

    Whose dick he had to suck in order to the allowed cooking in his dorm?

  • Anonymous

    chicken cooked in the microwave??? GTFOH...

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  • Anonymous

    ja rule is on top of this rapgame for over 2 decades now, he bout to be op top on this kitchen game too, his cookbook will go multi plat.

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  • Big tee

    Any retard can cook that,this midget Cookie Monster had to go to prison and get tampered with just to learn to cook chicken curry

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  • Anonymous

    ja keeps it real. he laughin to the bank while 50 stays at home despressed.

  • Deep HEART

    When I was in prison I made seared foie gras with deer heart tartare topped with a raw pepper flaked egg yolk.

  • Anonymous

    Hard to believe Stephen Baldwin is in Ja Rule's new movie. Talk about the king of has been's.

  • Anonymous

    we all know ja rules most eaten meal in prison was booty they had him giving rim jobs for onions and curry powder

  • R.I.P. Hiphopdx

    I've seen DX post some lame articles but yall may have outdone yourselves with this bullshit.

  • Anonymous

    ja rule the realest nigga out there. a real innovator. without him hiphop would be dead by know, its time he puts eminem back in his place again. #G-UNOTTT

  • Anonymous

    To all the people who spam JA RULE JA RULE JA RULE. Your favorite rapper is a pussy who instead of RAPPING, releases cooking tips. WTF????

    • Ja Rule

      My army, this is my prison curry chicken recipe....you take a bunch of naked guys, cover them all in curry, and choke (and choke on) each others chickens. Let's cook, bitches!!!

    • Ja Rule Army

      oh hold up Action Bronson can get articles giving cooking recipes and Ja can't. You only mad that your favorite artist won't release his precious 'Street King Immortal'

    • Huh?

      What's wrong with cooking? Real niggas know how to cook. Bronson is like a professional chef. STFU.

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