Came up with this recipe 40 years ago when my kids were still small. Had a variety of condiments for everyone to choose and enjoy. This sauce is one I have used for so long that I just adapt it to whatever recipe I need a sauce.It is not a gravy as their is no milk, the main ingredient is butter. The condiments is whatever you choose. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.
Make the as directions say on package, or as I prefer, by browning the rice in a skillet with a little olive oil. When rice is slightly brown, turn down the heat to simmer and add enough water to rice to cover. Place laid on skillet and don't stir. Cook about 30 minutes.
Rice should be fluffy not sticky, when all the water has been cooked out. Add your salt and pepper at this point and set aside.
Wash the shrimp and put in pan with about two quarts of water. Cook on medium heat for about 15 minutes, then with a ladle with holes in it to drain, spoon out the shrimp. Save the shrimp broth for the sauce. Set aside.
Add butter to saucepan and melt it on medium heat. Little bit at a time, add flour to the butter and stir with a whisk. It will get thick and that is ok.
Pour the broth a cup at a time into the buttery mixture. Continue to whisk to smooth out the lumpy butter mixture. Turn heat down to simmer and finish adding the broth, whisking all the time. When the sauce is smooth, add the shrimp and stir it throughly. Add the curry, salt and pepper, stir. Cook about ten minutes more.
Place shrimp curry in a bowl to set on table. If make earlier in day, place in small crockpot an set on low. In a lazy susan or small bowls add each of the condiments. Put rice in bowl too and set on table. Enjoy!!!