Abstract Most flood damage in Korea is caused by heavy rainfall events and typhoons during the summer rainy season. A modified Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) TR-20 model, TR-20-RICE, was developed to investigate the storm runoff characteristics of a 385-ha mixed-landuse watershed in Korea. The TR-20-RICE not only used the rainfall excess and hydrologic flood routing components of the original TR-20 model, but also included a paddy runoff process, which captured irrigated paddy runoff characteristics such as inundation, retention storage, and surface runoff. The performances of TR-20 and TR-20-RICE were compared using storm hydrographs and observational data. The results indicated that both models simulated storm runoff accurately over the simulation period. The TR-20-RICE runoff volume, peak discharge, and time-to-peak predictions were slightly closer to observations than those of the TR-20. The TR-20-RICE model may an effective alternative to the TR-20 model for generating storm hydrographs, particularly in the mixed-landuse watershed in Korea.